Radiant Floor Heating Services
Many people tend to use HVAC systems to heat their homes. However, radiant floor heating can be a great alternative. With radiant heating, you install tubes or panels underneath your floors. The tubes or panels radiate heat, warming your floors and the space above them. There are different ways to heat the flooring. These include electric radiant heating, hydronic floor heating, and air floor heating. Electric radiant heating uses electric cables beneath the floor, hydronic floor heating uses tubes beneath the floor, and air floor heating uses air heating panels.
Using heated floors as an option to warm up your home has many advantages. For one, this system tends to be more energy efficient because heat isn’t lost through ductwork. Another benefit is that, unlike HVAC systems, heated tubes or panels are quiet. There is no air pushing itself through vents. You’ll get consistent temperatures, too. Since hot air rises, you’ll have warm air rising equally throughout all your rooms. This prevents cold spots. You also won’t need to install ductwork throughout your home, which is something you’ll need if you have an HVAC system. Moreover, not every room in the house needs to have tubes or panels installed. If you have an area that is just a storage room, for example, there’s no need to equip it with a heated floor. You can choose the rooms you’d like to heat instead of heating all of them.
There are numerous benefits you can look forward to:
- No more cold feet
- Fewer allergy triggers
- Elimination of ductwork
- Greater energy efficiency
- Quieter and cleaner warmth