Radiant in Residential

Get comfortable this winter with radiant floor heating

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:26

As the wind starts whipping around the house and the cold temperatures start to leak through the windows, it's important for a homeowner to try and reduce the energy loss that is very common during the winter. Yes, energy loss causes a great amount of stress because it decreases the effectiveness of your home and increases the cost of running the place, but it's hardly the only problems associated with winter living. Comfort certainly takes a hit during the bitter cold months of winter. 
To improve the comfort felt in the home, it's important that a property owner uses the right combination of materials to decrease energy loss and promote the even spread of warmth throughout the structure. After all, it's not uncommon, especially in extreme weather for a house to get to hot or cold in certain areas as heat distributed using traditional forced hot air through radiators, baseboard units and vents. A radiant floor heating system provides consistent delivery of warmth through the power of conduction. Heat is slowly released through the floorboards, with pipes evenly distributed throughout the home. 
A radiant floor heating system reduces the chance that warmth is being sent outside of the living spaces and being trapped in the ceilings and walls. In addition, because warmth is being applied directly to spaces that people are using. As individuals come in contact with the heat through the floors, a homeowner is actually able to reduce the temperature a thermostat is set to typically because of the contact. Someone looking to increase the comfort felt within his or her house should consider this technology as a strong investment that will show a return.