Radiant in Residential

Celebs enjoy the comfort of radiant floor heating

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 15:00

After a long day on set, what does a power-house couple like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi want to do? Coming home to a fabulous new home in sunny California might be the answer. RIS Media reports that the Hollywood couple have bought a new home in Montecito, California, for $26.5 million. DeGeneres and Rossi are well known in tinsel town for their love of moving into a home and redesigning it. 
However, this home seems pretty perfect and move-in ready. According to the news source, the house has been outfitted with a number of energy-efficient technologies. A radiant floor heating system allows the house to remain comfortable for guests and the homeowners. Unlike traditional heating options, radiant floor heating does not rely on inefficient warmth transfer systems like vents and radiators. Instead, heat fills a room by radiating from the floorboards. This allows for a reduction in heat loss and better ensures that temperature levels are consistent throughout a home. 
In addition to reducing heat loss, the utility option also relies on less energy than traditional systems, which allows a homeowner to reduce his or her monthly bills. The savings offered may not be what a celebrity is looking for, but it never hurts. A radiant floor heating system also allows a homeowner to set up rooms on different heating zones, which means that areas that are not in use can be set to a lower temperature to further decrease utility bills. The sustainability and comfort provided by the utility option makes it an ideal solution for homeowners in any region or economic status.