Radiant in Residential

Explore alternative utility options for optimal savings

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 06:15

For the everyday homeowner, there are certain obvious inclusions in a home's design. You want  hardwood floors in the common areas, granite countertops in the kitchen and double sinks in the master bathroom. However, do you think these expectations of quality should also extend to the utility systems in your home as well?
Selecting the right utility technologies in your home can have a great impact on how and why you love a property. Light emitting diode bulbs can help you reduce electricity costs every month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an LED bulb uses 75 percent less energy than a traditional incandescent unit and last 35-to-50 times longer. Installing LED bulbs in a home will also provide a homeowner with more color and temperature options because the units come in a greater variety of shades and brightness levels. 
A radiant floor heating system will also allow a homeowner to save a great amount of energy and money. Because the system consumes less fossil fuels, a homeowner is able to save money on energy purchases. In addition, the system is also able to sustain temperatures without drawing on more and more heat as the temperature outside of the home decreases. The ability to reduce the amount of fossil fuels consumed to heat a home allows a homeowner not only to reduce operational expenses, but also decrease the carbon footprint associated with the property. 
Radiant floor heating allows a homeowner to separate portions of the house in different zone if he or she is looking to further increase the efficiency of the house. The different zones can be set for various temperatures based off the needs of the homeowner and whether he or she wishes to save money by reducing the heat in little-used rooms.