Radiant floor heating systems are becoming incredibly popular among homeowners in Oshawa, Ajax, and Pickering due to the gentle, floor-based heat they provide.

Like any home heating system, radiant floor units are subject to occasional maintenance repairs.

However, by knowing what to look for when you suspect something is wrong (and then contacting Advantage Airtech ClimateCare right away), your radiant floor heating repair can be completed quickly.

Common Radiant Floor Heating Repairs
In short, here’s how radiant floor heating systems operate:

A boiler unit heats up water stored in a tank

Hot water is sent through a system of pipes located underneath the floor

The floor heats up and you enjoy comfortable warmth

When the water cools down, it’s recycled back into the tank

With that in mind, here are some radiant floor heating repairs to watch for.

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SYSTEM LEAKS

Because radiant floor heating systems rely on hot water and pipes to deliver heat, it’s possible leaks may occur in the following areas:

  • Water tank
  • Water tank
  • Piping system

Usually, these leaks are caused by age, rust, or pressure.

How can you tell?

  • Check the Pressure Gauge: Anything lower than 10 PSI is an issue
  • Inspect The Floor: Damp or discoloured carpets, mold growth, peeling floor tiles
  • Check for Mineral Deposits: Near the safety valves and other connectors
  • Listen for Noises: Hissing, bubbling, rushing noises through the floor
NO HEAT

When you turn on the radiant floor heating system and the room does not get as hot as it should, it could be due to:

  • Faulty wall thermostat
  • Defective valves
  • Damaged heating cables

In these instances, the components need to be repaired and/or replaced.

How can you tell?

  • Check the thermostat: Ensure there’s voltage present at the thermostat using a voltage tester
  • Test the Wiring: Using a specialized tool called a Digital Multi-Meter
  • Walk Around Your Home: If you have floor heating in multiple rooms; any rooms without heat are probably impacted by a defective valve
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Have a radiant floor heating system in your home?

No matter where you live in Durham Region:

  • Oshawa
  • Pickering
  • Ajax
  • Whitby
  • Bowmanville
  • Port Perry

The team at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare will come to you, inspect your system, and tell you what needs to be done and how we’ll take care of it for you.

Contact us for more information about radiant floor heating repairs or to book a service appointment today.
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