Radiant Floor Heating - A Popular Alternative
Forced air heat systems have
traditionally been the most common method of heating used in homes. More
recently, radiant heating has become a popular alternative source for heat. Radiant
heat adds value and benefits to any home; such as energy efficiency, and cost savings
while providing a clean, healthy, warming environment.
Radiant heating technology
is ideal for both indoor and outdoor areas. Radiant heating can best be
described like the warmth of sunshine. Instead of heating the air, radiant heat
warms up people and objects in a room; such as floors, walls, legs, and feet.
Some studies have shown that
radiant in-floor heating is also a safer alternative, especially in a home with
children and pets. One of the key advantages of
radiant heating systems is the decreased circulation of air inside the room and
the corresponding spread of airborne particles. This makes it an ideal choice
for allergy sufferers.
There are two primary types
of radiant heat:
Hydronic Radiant Floor systems pump heated water from a boiler through a
network of tubing that is installed under the floor. It is typically installed
in new construction making the labor costs more expensive than electric radiant
heating. It is not the best choice for homeowners that want to turn the heat on
and off during the day.
Electric Radiant Floor systems consist
of electric cables installed under the floor. Some electric floor heating
systems feature mats with imbedded electric cables. Electric systems require fewer components and are simpler and faster to
install than hydronic systems. They are also ideal for
adjusting the thermostat for different times of the day.
WarmlyYours Radiant Heating
offers the industry’s most innovative energy-efficient and maintenance-free
electric radiant heating solutions for any flooring surface and any room in your
home. WarmlyYours features a full collection of radiant heating products for
indoor and outdoor applications.
It might be time to consider
radiant heating for the next room you remodel. Bathrooms and kitchens are favorite
rooms for radiant heat along with additions, basements, and bedrooms over the
garage. Snow melting for driveways, walkways, and patios provides safety for
your family and guests and eliminates the need for back breaking shoveling.
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