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Radiantec Company – Who are We?

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The story of how Radiantec Company began is typical of many small businesses – one man, an idea, and a little red garage. Radiantec was founded by Robert Starr in 1979 when he received a grant from the US Department of Energy to study one of his solar designs. As a requirement of that grant he had to form a business, and Radiantec was born (originally called Solar Option 1 Company). While Radiantec still offers solar hot water packages (www.radiantsolar.com), the radiant heating side of our business is our bread and butter. Radiantec Company is located in Northeastern VT. In this rural area, there is a longstanding tradition of Yankee ingenuity, simplicity, and common sense. You will find these values in everything that we do.

Because our company is geared for do-it-yourself installation, we have a keep-it-simple philosophy. While we do manufacture our radiant systems to be as simple as possible to install, they are well engineered, well-constructed, and reliable because there are fewer components that will fail over time. This is a philosophy that has served us well in our over 30 years of doing business and is evidenced by our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Radiantec is an “energy efficiency” company, meaning that everything we do is geared towards offering the most efficient radiant heating system for the lowest possible price. Every component we quote keeps this philosophy in mind and every component is there to improve the efficiency of the radiant system. There may be additional components we could add to slightly increase the efficiency but not without adding a lot of cost and complexity.

Our radiant heating systems are comprised of many different components that are taken off of the shelf, so to speak, and assembled by Radiantec. We are proud to say that the overwhelming majority of a Radiantec system is made in the USA or Canada. Our manifolds and assemblies are manufactured by our own hard working employees in our facility in Northern Vermont. We believe that “Made in the USA” label is more important today than ever before.

Radiantec is the original radiant heating company for the do-it-yourselfer. All of our designs and radiant recommendations come from our over 30 years of experience in this industry and not from what we’ve read or copied from others. When you work with Radiantec, we treat each system as if it is going into the home of a friend or family member. It is important to us that every system we sell lives up to our A+  rating and more importantly, the expectations of our customers. We’ll do everything in our power to ensure your radiant heat installation will go as smoothly as possible, and if you get stuck along the way all you have to do is give us a call.

Please check back with us periodically as we hope to make regular posts to our blog. To learn a little more about Radiantec and our do-it-yourself radiant systems, feel free to view the short video below.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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