What kind of maintenance is needed for my radiant heat system?

With the rising popularity of radiant heat systems, it’s important to know that radiant systems – just like traditional furnaces – require routine maintenance in order to ensure peak performance and efficiency. At Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating, our licensed and bonded professionals have the experience and knowledge to help you maintain your radiant system for year-round comfort, convenience and peace-of-mind!

What’s involved in Radiant Heat Maintenance?
Although radiant systems do not have filters to change and ducts to clean, there are still components that need to be regularly checked. Proper radiant heat maintenance includes care and cleaning of the following:

· A pressure check of your system. A radiant heating system is a closed system and should maintain a consistent pressure. If the pressure is low, it likely means a leak in the pipes, resulting in inefficient operation, increased energy consumption, and higher utility bills. If your pipes are made of copper, leaks can often be repaired fairly easily. If they are made of steel, the entire pipe may need to be replaced. And if you have a water-based radiant heat system, leaking pipes can lead to corrosion and rust that can, in turn, lead to much more serious problems. So, in order to mitigate these issues, it’s important to have a complete inspection and pressure check of your system on a routine basis.

· A check of pumps and valves. The other important component that needs to be checked in a radiant heating system is the pump. Normally, the system operates so quietly that you don’t even know it’s there. However, if it starts getting louder, it may be a sign of a problem. At Curley, our technicians will thoroughly clean the pump and check the condition of the pressure release valve and reducing valve. Failure of these valves is the main reason that pumps need to be replaced. If yours is in poor condition, your technician can replace parts to prevent your system from going down on the coldest day of the year.

Call Curley Plumbing and Heating today for your Radiant Heat Maintenance!
If you take care of your radiant heat system, it will take care of you for many years to come! Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating is a fully equipped radiant heat specialist and will answer any questions you may have. Family owned and operated since 1972, Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating is your premier one stop shop for residential and commercial water heater services solutions! Licensed and bonded, our name carries a distinguished reputation where quality workmanship, honesty and follow-up are without compromise!

Let Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating provide you with radiant heat maintenance and a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction – second to none. Call us today at 516-487-6816 to schedule your radiant heat maintenance. We look forward to seeing you soon! Contact us today!