Radiant in Commercial

Save money this year with a radiant floor heating system

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:02

The new year is right around the corner, which for many businesses, means that it is time to review operational expenses and see what the new budget will be like for the upcoming quarter, if not the next 12 months. Utilities are a large expense for any company, which is why it is important to invest in cost-saving measures.
According to the utility company National Grid, office buildings in the U.S. spend an annual average of $1.34 per square foot on electricity and 18 cents a square foot on natural gas. In the average office building, lighting, heating and cooling represents between 54 percent and 71 percent of total energy use, depending on the climate where the structure is located. Energy is clearly a significant part of total expenditures for the typical office building, or any commercial structure, for that matter. As a result, it is crucial for property management firms and owners to invest in the utility solutions and materials that will help an organization decrease operational costs. The price of a unit of energy, regardless of what type it is, will continue to rise, which means energy-efficiency is imperative. 
One of the key ways a business located in a commercial structure can reduce the cost of heating is to purchase a radiant floor heating system. The sustainable utility is sure to demonstrate a return on investment in a few years. After all, unlike more traditional heat deployment systems such as forced hot air that use radiators, vents or baseboard units, the warmth created by a radiant floor heating system is dispersed directly into a space in a consistent manner. The constant delivery of warmth means that heat loss has less of a chance to occur and the up and down temperature fluctuations that can cause a person to turn up the thermostat will be gone. 
Employees rely on having a comfortable place to get their work done. A radiant floor heating system can make sure that everyone in a building has access to a comfortable place to get their work done, regardless of what that job entails. Already radiant floor heating has been installed in car garages, fire houses, offices and retailers - the versatile technology provides both comfort and operational efficiency.