Interior Design & Flooring

Look to radiant floor heating to improve home efficiency

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:40

Increase the value of your home with a thoughtful investment in modern technology. Renovating your home to improve its energy efficiency is a strong way to increase the property's value if you ever plan to sell. Many homebuyers on the market are looking for houses that feature the latest in energy-saving technologies because it helps decrease the operational costs associated with running the home each month and decreases the carbon footprint associated with the structure. 
A radiant floor heating system decreases the potential for warm air to escape a home to the outdoors, which lessens the strain on a utility because it does not have to work as hard to keep the temperature in a structure consistent with the thermostat setting. Because warmth is delivered through the floorboards instead of more traditional methods like radiators, baseboard units or vents, the heat is applied directly to the areas a homeowner and his or her guest are using and not wasted in the walls or ceiling or the house. Heat rises, which is why it is important to start the warming process of a room from the ground up. 
In addition to being highly practical, a radiant floor heating system is also a luxury that many desire. The comfort of warmth slowly radiant from the floors is exceptional - especially in key living areas like the master suite. Homeowners never have to experience the chill of stepping on a cold floor in the morning after already suffering getting up for the day with an alarm. 
Improve the value of your home and save money every month on utility costs with a radiant floor heating system that is designed to meet your needs.