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5 Ways to Maintain Your Radiant Heating System

Radiant heaters are substantially different from more traditional, forced-air heating systems. However, they offer many benefits to homeowners. If you have a radiant heating system, you may be looking for ways to take better care of it and ensure that it lasts for a long time to come. 

The good news: our team offers radiant heat service in Meridian, ID, and we’re experts in the field. You can keep reading to learn more about what you can do to take care of your radiant heat system.

Drain Excess Air

A radiant heater uses water to heat a home. Over time, air can get into the system. This happens primarily during the summer months when your radiant heat system is turned off and not in use. The good news is, manufacturers planned for this. There is a valve called the bleeding valve you can loosen to allow air out of the system. 

Ideally, you want to do this the first time you turn your heater on for the heating season. Your heater does need to be on for all of the air to escape effectively. Water will begin circulating and push the air out. If you don’t do it at the beginning of the heating season, the air could continue to stay trapped in the system, recirculate and cause problems later on.

Clean the Boilers

You want to wipe down the boilers when your heater is turned off at least once per year. If your boilers tend to get particularly dirty, you may need to do it more often. Clean boilers help to create heat more efficiently, which lowers your energy costs and also increases the available heat for your home.

Address Leaks

Many homeowners think that since a boiler is a water appliance, it’s completely normal to have a leak here and there. However, this is not the case. Leaks coming from your boiler can be an issue, and you want to address them soon. Our team can make repairs, replace parts, and even get down to the root cause of leaks so that we can help you prevent them in the future. 

Check for Even Heat Distribution

Your radiant heater should heat each room of your house equally. You shouldn’t have any rooms that are too hot, or cooler than all of the other rooms. If you notice any inconsistencies, give us a call right away. There may be a portion of your boiler system that is not working right. It may not be bothering you, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to ignore the issue. Instead, you want to fix the problem before it gets worse.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

Even with the best intentions, there may be things you miss. Schedule maintenance with an expert at least once per year to identify and fix any problems before they cause issues for your home and family. Annual boiler maintenance is also a great way to extend the life of your boiler by taking excellent care of it. 

Here at Idaho Heating & Air, Your Comfort Is Our Priority! Contact us today for heating assistance.

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