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San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa

(707) 452-3464

Radiant Floor Heating in Marin & Sonoma Counties

Since 1986, John Owens Services, Inc. has been proudly servicing radiant floors in Santa Rosa. Whether you are looking to repair radiant floor heating in an Eichler home or install one in a newly built home, we are the experts you can trust. We have licenses for plumbing, boiler, HVAC, electrical, and general construction, so you can be sure that we will provide high-quality services every time.

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What Is Radiant Heating?

Radiant heating systems use hot water that travels through a pipeline underneath the flooring to heat homes. In Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area, radiant floor heating systems were first installed in Eichler homes. Radiant floors using water-filled piping within the concrete slab were ideal for the open plan, non-visible, modern look of Eichler homes. These were the early pioneering days of radiant floor heating.

Today’s radiant floor heating systems are well-made, accurately engineered, and very reliable.

Where Is Radiant Floor Heating Commonly Found?

Radiant floor heating is now common in:

  • Custom homes
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Small homes
  • Second units
  • Office buildings
  • Universities
  • Commercial factories

There is even radiant heating in the floor of the elephant house at San Francisco zoo!

When to Repair or Replace Your Radiant Heating System

Radiant heating systems are a reliable and effective way to warm your home, but like any other heating system, they will require service from time to time. As a savvy homeowner, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that it’s time to call for repair or consider a full hydronic system replacement.

Here’s what to watch out for:

  • You notice damage to your floor. Does your flooring smell funny? Do you have discolored or damp carpeting? Is your flooring lifting and/or squeaking when you walk on it? This may point to a leak in your radiant heating system’s pipes.
  • System isn’t heating or is heating unevenly. This issue could stem from a number of causes, including a thermostat malfunction, wiring issues, improper spacing of cables or pipes, a lack of adequate insulation, or a damaged heating cable.
  • Your energy bills have increased. An increase in your gas or electricity bill could be an indication that your pipes are leaking and making your system work harder.

The John Owens Way

Our philosophy is simple, we always want to maintain equipment to give it the longest life possible. Next, we want to focus on repairing when something goes wrong. Then only as the last choice, we replace equipment when needed. That’s the John Owens Way.

San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464

01

Maintenance

Regular maintenance keeps your home’s systems running well all year long. We’ll help you gain efficiency and save money.

02

Repair

When something breaks down, our team will get to you fast. We’ll find the problem and fix it to get you back to normal.

03

Replacement

When it’s time to replace something in your home, we’ll help you get a top quality product that matches your specific needs.
San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464