Radiant in Residential

Ditch the slippers and invest in radiant floor heating

Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:55

As winter approaches, many homeowners are getting their houses ready for the changing of the seasons. Improving the energy efficiency of a property is crucial for reducing monthly utility bills. Tiny cracks, holes and insufficient insulation can allow heat to escape the house - making a heater work harder to keep a consistent temperature in the building and burning more fuel. 
By investing in the right solutions, a homeowner can reduce his or her monthly utility bills and remain comfortable in the house. A radiant floor heating system uses less energy than traditional utility options because it reduces heat loss. Often, traditional energy technologies will allow warmth to escape from the vents, pipes or radiators into the walls, ceilings and outside of the home. In contrast, a radiant floor heating applies heat directly to the spaces that are being used the most. 
Homeowners like these systems not only because they are energy efficient, but also because they provide more comfort than standard forced hot air heating technologies. In standard heating options, forced hot air pushes warmth to the top floors of a home - making the second or third stories too hot, while the lower levels are too cool. This doesn't happen with a radiant floor heating system because the warmth is applied evenly throughout the house in various zones. 
The warmth radiating from the floorboards allows a homeowner and his or her guests to feel exceptional comfort, creating a more relaxing space. With a radiant floor heating system, a homeowner will never have to wake up in the morning and walk on chilled floors again.