If I have radiant floor heating, can I still have air conditioning?
Sure you can. In fact, separate heating and cooling systems really make the most sense. Radiant floor heating keeps the heat near the floor where it does the most good; and air conditioning duct-work is placed only where it is needed to cool your home. The result is optimal comfort and efficiency all year ’round.
Some houses are heated with water pipes and others with air ducts; what’s the benefit of each?
Central heating systems use either a furnace with hot air ducts, or a boiler with hot water (“hydronic”) pipes and radiators (including radiant under floor heat). An air system can also be used to supply central air conditioning and air cleaning. Homes with hot water systems can only use window AC units. We work on all of these systems, call us to discuss the pros and cons of each system.