Green Building

Three things to know about radiant heating before designing a home

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 10:44

A growing number of homeowners in the U.S. are installing radiant heating systems as a way to limit energy costs and consumption while also providing their families with a comfortable and clean product.

The world's greenest buildings are using the technology, according to Mother Nature Network, and this type of heating system also serves as a way for a family to increase the value of their residence.

Before designing a home, individuals may want to examine their flooring options, something that is limited for people who choose radiant heating systems other than Warmboard.

Because a Warmboard radiant heating system uses highly-conductive tubing and does not require extremely high water temperatures, it will not damage the flooring, unlike other heating systems.

It is important for a family that is building a home to recognize that up-front investments in new technology will likely lead to long-term cost reductions, and the Warmboard product's economical design will help to pay dividends over the life of the residence.

Although it may be slightly more expensive in terms of initial installation, the lowered heating bills will help to save resources for a family to spend in other areas. It is also the only radiant heating system that can be economically integrated into a solar or geothermal energy source, as it uses only a small amount of energy to provide heat, perfect for these green energy generators.

Along with the long-term cost reductions and more efficient design, a Warmboard radiant heating system is also the easiest product on the market in terms of installation. It can be installed as a subfloor and then a hardwood floor can be simply nailed on top of it.