Radiant in Residential

Homebuilder decides to construct his own abode

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 15:59

A homebuilder who has constructed houses between Arizona and North Dakota has decided to custom-build his own residence. The Roundup Web reports that Dean and Shelley Hayes sold the farm they had lived on and purchased a property in Alexander, Montana. The couple decided to build their own home to ensure that they could spend the rest of their lives together in a space that was designed to suit their needs. 
The news source reports that the Hayes chose a number of energy-efficient options when building the property. The first floor of the home is a garage that has been outfitted with radiant floor heating. Dean claims that this is one of this favorite features of the property because radiant floor heating typically uses less energy than a more traditional forced hot air system. The heating solution allows homeowners to enjoy every space in the house at every time of year. 
The house is heated entirely with the radiant floor heating system, according to the news source. 
In addition, radiant floor heating's presence in a home is almost invisible because of the lack of heating vents or radiators, which is ideal for the Hayes' rustic, western interior design. Instead of having to decorate around bulky metal or hide shiny metallic vents, Dean and Shelley were able to use warm woods and comfortable, dark leather around the house without interruptions. Choosing the right flooring options for the design of the space wasn't a problem either because radiant floor heating is versatile and can be installed underneath a wide range of natural and unnatural materials.