The high oil, propane and electricity prices that exist for commercial and residential building owners have led many homeowners and companies to explore the use of alternative energy sources.
The feeling of cold feet in winter months is something that many families are accustomed to, and this is one of the primary motivations for homeowners to make the switch to radiant heating systems for their residence.
A sustainable home in Los Angeles, California, has recently undergone a renovation, as its owners decided to install a radiant heating system along with several other products as a way to add to the green nature of the residence.
There are a host of products that homeowners can buy in order to make their homes more efficient and reduce the long-term operating costs that are associated with the residence.
In response to a question regarding radiant heating, and exactly what that means, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, noted that this product is not something new.
The current state of the housing market gives a slight preference in terms of pricing and choice to the buyer, making it difficult for architects, developers and condo owners to sell their property.
The shift from older heating systems to new radiant products is one that has occured slowly, despite the long-term cost savings and efficiency of the new technology.
Installing the right products into a home can help to both raise the value of a residence, along with lowering its long-term operating costs.
There are many specific sectors within the real estate industry that are shifting to the use of green and sustainable technology.
While some products in the energy efficient heating market are able to deliver positive results and savings for a customer, others are based on false promises that hurt the consumer's wallet due to up front costs.