Radiant in Residential

Utah residence to feature polished floors, radiant heating

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 07:47

A new two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Emigration Canyon, Utah, has recently been put on the market. Complete with technology like radiant heating and eight miles from downtown Salt Lake City, the residence was designed for a family looking to establish themselves in an up-and-coming neighborhood, The New York Times reported.

According to the news source, Emigration Canyon is a community of 1,600 people nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, and many of the homes in the area offer splendid views and green technology, making it a perfect spot for environmental enthusiasts.

Nearby parks and nature areas offer a place for leisurely activities and a chance to get immersed in the mountain views, while the modern homes in the region have done little to detract from the feeling of being surrounded by the natural environment.

According to the Times, the 1,008-square-foot residence has a kitchen complete with the latest amenities, along with state-of-the-art insulation and a radiant heating system. The radiant heater was installed under a polished floor, offering comfort and providing an aesthetic sensibility to the first floor.

A radiant heating system can be placed under any type of flooring, as the technology doesn't require the use of bulky, exterior products like radiators, air ducts and heating vents. Not only does this aspect free up room in a residence, but it helps to eliminate some of the airborne contaminants that are often present in homes with traditional heating systems.

Radiant heating systems also help to limit energy costs, as the technology helps to limit the parasitic heat loss and inefficiencies that can lead to extended use of heating systems without getting more output from these products.