Simmons Heating & Cooling provides expert radiant heating in Norfolk, VA. This revolutionary heating alternative presents an alternative to conventional HVAC systems by employing either electricity or water to heat surfaces, such as floors, walls, and ceilings. Whereas conventional systems heat the air and then circulate it throughout the space, this approach directly warms the surfaces, which subsequently emits heat back into the room. This creates a more comfortable and uniform temperature while also reducing energy consumption and costs.


    This type of system is commonly referred to as radiant heating and is increasingly gaining popularity in both residential and commercial settings. Because there are several different options and setups you can use with this heating method, work with a knowledgeable professional to set your home up for success. You can count on our team at Simmons Heating & Cooling to provide multiple floor heating options and install the best one for your home.

    Trusted Radiant Heating in Norfolk

    There are two types of convected heat systems: electric and hydronic. Both utilize the same concept of transferring heat from one object to another but achieve that goal differently. An electric heating solution uses heating mats or cables underneath your home’s flooring to generate heat to warm the objects and surfaces in the room. This type of heating system is best suited for kitchens and bathrooms where it is beneficial to have warm floors.


    Hydronic heating uses water to heat different surfaces in a room, passing that heat along to warm your home. A boiler or water heater warms the water while a pump circulates it through pipes. As the water flows through the pipes, surrounding surfaces, including floors, walls, and ceilings, absorb the heat and pass it along to other objects. This heating system provides a more even heat distribution and is better suited for homeowners using this heat source to heat their entire home.

    Since this type of heating does not require an air duct system to distribute heat, you will deal with fewer allergens floating around your home. Air circulation is notorious for spreading dust and pet dander throughout a house, especially if you do not regularly clean your air ducts. Since there is no need for air circulation with floor heating, you can see positive health benefits such as reduced allergy symptoms and fewer respiratory issues.

    The following are some common benefits of floor heating:
    • Immediate warmth
    • Heat retention

    If your home already has a heat source, such as a gas furnace, installing a radiant heat system is still possible. Our technicians can retrofit an existing home and offer radiant heating installation. This unique heat source is energy efficient and can help you save money on energy bills over the long run. If you install floor heating in your home, you will not need to worry about additional bills to pay for an external heat source such as gas or oil.

    Quality Floor Heating Service

    Simmons Heating & Cooling has been serving the Norfolk area since 1964. Our family-owned and run business thrives on providing high-quality service while focusing entirely on customer satisfaction. We want you to rave about every job we complete and will not rest until you are 100% satisfied.

    Our NATE-certified technicians can handle any heating and cooling job you can throw at them. Before we start any job, we will work to build a trusting relationship and answer any questions you have while we provide detailed recommendations for your specific scenario. We have been your trusted heating and cooling partner in the Norfolk area for over 60 years.

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    Call Simmons Heating & Cooling today to install radiant heating in your Norfolk home.