Go green with radiant floor heating

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:17

As energy prices continue to increase, more and more homeowners are expressing interest in energy-efficient technologies. People are tired of receiving high utility bills every month and beginning to research the various solutions they might be able to use to reduce bills. Here are a few different solutions a homeowner may be able to use to limit his or her bills:
1) Light emitting diode bulbs. Illuminating an entire house can take a considerable amount of energy - even in an average home. To reduce the consumption of energy, a homeowner can invest in LED bulbs, which use 75 percent less energy than traditional units like fluorescents. According to the Department of Energy, just one LED bulb will save a homeowner $6 a year in energy costs. Multiple those savings by every bulb in a home and an individual can reduce his or her electric bills by a considerable sum. Because of the substantial lifetime of an LED bulb, savings over the lifetime of the unit can easily reach to about $40 for each LED bulb.
2) Radiant floor heating. A homeowner who is tired of watching his or her oil or gas bills increase each winter may want to check out the savings found with a radiant floor heating system. The utility option consumes less energy because heat loss is avoided throughout the transfer process. There's no need for the utility system to work harder to create warmth because the heat is contained and the house features high R-value materials. In addition to the increased savings, a homeowner is also able to benefit from the exceptional comfort the even distribution of warmth creates in a house.