People in Atlanta use all types of home heating, not just traditional furnaces or boilers. That includes radiant floor heating, which runs a series of tubes of coils beneath the floorboards of your home, then warms them to produce radiant heat. It’s an extremely efficient means of heating your house, without the drafts or cold spots created by forced air furnaces. Like any other system, though, it can experience problems from time to time, and you may periodically need to call in a repair service in order to address them. Before that can happen, you need to spot the signs of trouble when they appear; in most cases, the sooner you can address the issue, the better. Here’s how to tell if there’s a problem with your radiant floor heating.
The first and most obvious sign is that the heating isn’t working. You don’t feel the warmth in the floor, and the room doesn’t feel any warmer. If your system extends over several rooms, you should check each room to see if the problem is systematic or limited to just one section of the heater. Either way, you should shut off the system and contact a service professional as soon as possible.
Another sure sign is to look for damage to the floorboards themselves. With some systems, you may be able to spot leaks or cracks in the floors, signaling an issue with the coils underneath. You may also notice an unusual smell resulting from a leak in the tubing or some other issue with the heater. Some homeowners will mistakenly increase the heat levels in an effort to “cook-off” the odor. This is a mistake and could result in further damage to your floors. Again, the proper course of action is to shut down the heater and called in a trained technician.
If you know how to tell if there’s a problem with your radiant floor heating, you also know to contact someone properly qualified to fix it. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems handles heating repair in Atlanta, including a plethora of issues with radiant heating systems.
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