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Radiant Space Heating and Cooling in Akron, OH

Radiant heating and cooling is a process that uses temperature-controlled surfaces to transfer heat to a space. This is typically done by having a thermal tubing inside a surface that transfers heat to the space. In a radiant system, we may have a single heating unit that distributes heat to multiple heated panels or areas with thermal tubing.

A radiant system, on average, is 30% more efficient than an equivalent air system. For users with a geothermal system or a solar water heater, a radiant system can be used in conjunction to increase savings and efficiency.

Once installed, the radiant system is virtually invisible and operates almost silently.

 

Is a Radiant heating system right for me?

Radiant heating and cooling systems are best for:

  • Whole-Building Heating
  • Whole-Building Cooling
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Out Buildings
  • Driveway Snow Melt
  • Sidewalk Snow Melt
  • In-Ground Pool Heating

Interested in adding radiant space heating to one of these spaces at your Northeast OH home? Call us at (330) 644-7811 to schedule radiant space heating installation today!

 

Heated Panels vs. hydronic underfloor

Space heating systems have two main versions: heated panels and hydronic (also known as underfloor) systems. Learn more about the differences and which is right for you!

Heated Panels

A radiant heat panel installed on the ceiling
For buildings using radiant systems, heated panels are an excellent way to provide temperature control to specific areas or small spaces. These panels are suitable for new construction and also retrofitting existing structures. The temperature is controlled by the water flowing through the thermal tubing in the panel. The water-controlled systems require a water heating/cooling source and a pump to control water flow. Compared to a system installed into the structure, the panels are easier to install down the road and provide more area-specific heating.

For outdoor space heating, radiant heat is a favorable option. Instead of heating the air, heat is transferred directly to the people or objects in the range of the heater. This means the wind or heat loss caused by heat quickly rising and leaving the space does not affect efficiency. An electric or gas radiant heater is best suited for this situation.

Hydronic Underfloor, Wall, and Ceiling System


Hydronic systems use a series of thermal tubes, either installed in the floor, wall, or ceiling, to transfer radiant heat throughout a space. The tubes transfer water that has been heated or cooled just above or below the set room temperature. The surface absorbs the energy from the tubing it is fixed to. That energy radiates out into the space to provide even and accurate climate control. A traditional furnace and air conditioning system will output the hottest or coldest temperature it can to heat or cool a space. This leads to wasted energy and uneven heating. On the other hand, a radiant system outputs a temperature just a few degrees from the thermostat set point to heat or cool the space with maximum efficiency.

A hydronic system also has many other uses, such as heating driveways, sidewalks, pools, and more. Learn more about our snowmelt system installation services!

 

Choose Lakes Heating & Air for Space Heating Installation

Backed by almost 50 years of experience, Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning provides exceptional HVAC service in Akron, Ohio, and surrounding communities. You can confidently trust our technicians to assist with all your home heating needs!

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For nearly 50 years, Lakes has been trusted by Northeast Ohio home and business owners.

Fully Licensed & Insured

Our team of experts has the skill and training to deliver the highest quality services every time.

Honest Work Ethic

The Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning team is dedicated to ensuring honest and expert service every time.

Commitment to Integrity & Professionalism

Our technicians are committed to high-standard work, integrity, and professionalism with every service.

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We are dedicated to ensuring customers 100% satisfaction with every heating and cooling service we perform.

Financing Available

We offer financing options to our customers to ensure that our services are always accessible and affordable.

Trusted in Your Home & Business Since 1974

For nearly 50 years, Lakes has been trusted by Northeast Ohio home and business owners.

Fully Licensed & Insured

Our team of experts has the skill and training to deliver the highest quality services every time.

Honest Work Ethic

The Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning team is dedicated to ensuring honest and expert service every time.

Commitment to Integrity & Professionalism

Our technicians are committed to high-standard work, integrity, and professionalism with every service.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We are dedicated to ensuring customers 100% satisfaction with every heating and cooling service we perform.

Financing Available

We offer financing options to our customers to ensure that our services are always accessible and affordable.

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