Radiant in Residential

Evolving modern home design features green technologies

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:02

What does the modern home look like today? Does this property have natural stone counter tops or columns outside? While many of the architectural details included in the description of older home styles usually relied on cosmetic features, due to the development of more energy-efficiency utility solutions available today, the hidden systems are those that classify a property as modern. The evolving definition of what makes a home modern is now based on whether energy-efficient solutions are hidden below the floors, in the walls and in the basement. 
Now, homes are being outfitted with high R-value insulation that decreases the risk that warm or cool air will escape through the walls or roof of a structure. To further reduce the opportunity for energy to escape, high R-value windows and doors that are built to fit snugly are also used in most recent residential construction projects. 
The use of radiant floor heating in newer homes or recent renovations is also growing. The eco-friendly technology is the ideal solution for most properties because it reduces the cost of heating a home, while also improving comfort. This means that an individual doesn't have to suffer for the sake of going green. A radiant floor heating system delivers warmth through the power of conduction, unlike more traditional options that use forced hot air like vents, radiators or baseboard units. The thermal warmth travels throughout a space and concentrates on the lower half of the room, which is the portion of the room that many people spend most of their time in (unless they're exceedingly tall). 
A radiant floor heating system provides consistent warmth throughout a space, which boosts the comfort someone will feel in a house.