Materials & Technology

Keeping warm and comfortable with radiant heating

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 07:52

Many people know the uncomfortable feeling of cold feet on a frigid floor that often comes during winter months, as traditional heating systems that many houses rely on take too long to heat a room and rarely impact surfaces that people walk on.

This feeling can be eliminated through the use of an alternative source of heat, such as a radiant heating system. Unlike the more conventional products, this system helps to provide a comfortable and even warmth from the ground up.

There are a number of advantages to using this type of heating system, as costs are cut, comfort is increased, waste is eliminated and zoning can help to ensure that certain rooms receive more warmth than others.

"It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts," one heating expert told the Sioux City Journal. "When floors are heated, they always stay dry because water is evaporated very quickly. That goes for the bathroom, kitchen, or garage."

There are a number of ways that a certain heating product can limit the overall operating costs of a home, as the unique design of some systems allows for easy installation and an efficient use of energy that limits waste and consumption.

A Warmboard radiant heating system allows a homeowner to easily install the product, as it can be placed under any type of covering and a hardwood floor can be nailed on top of the paneling.

The unique aluminum paneling of the Warmboard paneling not only allows for any covering to be used, but it also helps to provide heat to a home with a minimum use of energy. While other heating systems may require water to be heated to a high temperature, this product limits the amount of heat necessary to operate efficiently.