Radiant in Residential

Consider purchasing a home with radiant floor heating this fall

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 11:37

It's common to hear people speak about the cyclical nature of the real estate market in terms of when it is a good time to buy or sell. Next to spring, the fall is the busiest time of year for many real estate agents because many people are buying and selling before winter comes and makes everyone wish to stay put. 
Buying a home in the fall comes with some benefits, such as end-of-the-year tax breaks, pleasant weather conditions for moving and a wider selection of houses. Potential buyers are able to look over the qualities of a greater number of homes during the fall, which means it may be easier to find a house that has been outfitted with radiant floor heating. Just as the winter chill begins to creep up in the air, it is important to remember what part a heating system plays in the efficiency of a house, the costs associated with owning and the comfort felt inside.
A radiant floor heating will help a new homeowner better limit expenditures because of its greater efficiency in comparison to more traditional forced hot air options. Unlike forced hot air, which uses base board units, vents or radiators to transfer warmth, a radiant floor heating system uses the power of conduction by heating air molecules, which bounce energy to other molecules and heat a space. This improves the quality of the warmth being presented in a property.
In addition, a radiant floor heating system provides consistent delivery of heat for a reduction in stop and go processes, which consume more energy. A homebuyer purchasing in the fall may want to make sure the property he or she is looking at features a heating solution that will help decrease monthly utility bills.