Radiant Heat Repair and Installation Services in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Radiant heating is used not only as a main source of heat but also to enhance comfort and coziness of a space in conjunction with other heaters such as furnaces and heat pumps.

If you’re seeking multiple sources of heat, turn to Cooper Mechanical. We offer plumbing, cooling, and heating services, including radiant heat repair and installation, to both homeowners and small businesses. We serve property owners in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas.

What Is Radiant Heating?

Radiant heating is a type of heating system that involves the design and installation of heat pex tubing, along with an oxygen barrier, underneath floors, or behind walls or even ceilings in your home or office. Hot air, hot water, or electricity is used to radiate heat through those areas and warm your home. This method differs from a traditional forced-air system like a furnace or heat pump, which uses heated air sent through ductwork to warm your home. Most often, radiant heat is installed under floors so the heat is emitted at the floor level and gravitates upward. Think of how comfortable it feels when your feet are warm. That’s the cozy feeling of radiant heat.

Radiant heat is often designed to supplement another heat source. Many choose to install radiant heating in bathrooms where the tiled floor is cold on your feet; under cement floors as in a basement or garage that usually hold a chill; or under a kitchen floor where people tend to stand and congregate for long periods of time.

The most common and cost-effective method of radiant heating is using heated water, also called a hydronic (liquid) radiant heating system. Hydronic radiant systems pump heated water from a boiler through the pex piping loops which are imbedded into the subfloor, directly under the flooring that you walk on. The heated water then transfers heat directly up through the floor of a room through a process called convection. Radiant systems are effective with most types of floor coverings including ceramic tile, concrete, hardwood, laminate, and carpet. The easiest way to install radiant heat is to remove the outer flooring and then lay the piping system directly on top of the subfloor. It’s typically implemented with new construction, remodeling projects, and additions. However, in many circumstances, it’s quite possible to retrofit an existing home with radiant heating when the piping is installed on the ceiling of the space below. An example would be installing the system on the ceiling of an unfinished basement, when the kitchen is located directly above. The kitchen is undisturbed, and the unfinished area is left virtually unscathed, with no change to the ceiling height or construction.

Radiant piping being laid in garage ready to be covered by flooring

Radiant tubing ready to be covered by flooring

Cement being applied directly on top of radiant piping

Cement flooring being applied

Our Radiant Heating Services

Cooper Mechanical specializes in the service and repair of all kinds of heating and cooling systems. Our more than 45 years of industry experience allows our team to complete a variety of projects efficiently and within code. For radiant heating systems, we offer these services:


We offer installation of hydronic radiant heating systems, which requires specialized knowledge of both heating and plumbing components. These systems provide extra warmth and comfort when used alongside a traditional heating system and are often used as a stand-alone heat source. Our installation team stays up to date on the most effective components available, so we can offer the best service possible to our clients.

Repair and Maintenance

With few moving parts, radiant heating systems require less maintenance than some other types of heating, and it is very rare that they require repairs. Of course, Cooper Mechanical is here to help if a malfunction occurs. Even if we didn’t install the system ourselves, we provide preventative maintenance services to help keep components working smoothly and prevent the need for further repairs. We can also show you ways to care for your system properly.

If you notice any of the following signs of a potential issue, call our 24-hour emergency service line for peace of mind:

  • Cold spots that used to be warm
  • Damp spots
  • Strange noises or smells

Advantages of Installing Radiant Heating

Radiant heating is growing in popularity as a heating method because it has several attractive benefits for homeowners. The advantages of radiant heating include:

  • It keeps house temperatures more consistent without drafts.
  • It is helpful for people with allergies since air handler fans don’t blow allergens around.
  • It can heat the whole house or just certain areas, like bathrooms or kitchens.
  • It requires little to no maintenance.
  • It is compatible with most types of flooring.
  • It is quiet and discreet to operate.
  • It is energy efficient.
  • It allows for increased space and design freedom.
  • It reduces dry stuffiness and static electricity.

Contact Us to Learn More About Radiant Heating

At Cooper Mechanical, our goal is to install an efficient heating system that will warm up your home and keep you comfortable throughout the cold weather seasons, whether it’s a radiant heating system or another type. Our team proudly serves homeowners in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to see if a radiant heating system is right for your home.