Radiant floor heating is a fantastic way to heat your home while improving the overall aesthetic appeal. Radiant heating does not require the use of radiators or vents, which means that you do not need to see or hear your heater running when turned on. Radiant heating is an incredibly efficient heating option, but is it right for your home?
How does radiant heating work?
Radiant heating works by supplying heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of the house. Radiant heating is similar to the warmth that you feel when standing near a stovetop. The delivery of heat is directly from the hot surface to the people in the room due to infrared radiation.
What are the advantages of radiant heating?
The advantages of radiant heating is staggering. Radiant heating is more efficient than both baseboard heating and forced air heating. If you suffer from allergies, we highly recommend a radiant heating system. Most people who are affected by allergies prefer radiant heating because it does not distribute allergens like forced air heating systems can. Of course, there are a couple of different options when it comes to radiant heating including hydronic radiant heating which utilizes heated water and electric radiant heating that uses electrical cables built into the floor.
Is Radiant heating right for you?
It really depends on how comfortable you are with how your home is currently. If you are happy with how your home is functioning at this moment than radiant heating may not be right for you right now, but if you are looking to upgrade your home heating situation or if you are already installing new flooring, we highly recommend that you consider radiant heating as an option.