Radiant in Residential

Modern Mill Valley home includes radiant floor heating in its design

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 10:15

Not every home is made to fit traditional design aesthetics. For architect Tim Rempel and designer Liz Miranda, the home they recently renovated and have placed on the market is a symbol of everything modern design can achieve. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the house at 70 Bolsa Avenue in Mill Valley is a three-bedroom home that features many innovative technologies and characteristics. 
By collaborating together, the team was able to create a custom-made home built with sustainability in mind. 
"When we design a home, we design it for ourselves," said Miranda, according to the news source. "We want something with an open layout and lots of light." 
The house was originally built in the 1960s and has been renovated to provide new homeowners greater comfort and operational efficiency. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the home has been outfitted with large windows to allow natural light to flow throughout the house, exotic hardwood finishes, water-efficient appliances, state-of-the-art electrical and a radiant floor heating system.
The heating solution is able to provide homeowners with consistent delivery of warmth - unlike more a traditional solution like a forced hot air system that uses vents, radiators or baseboard units. Warmth is directly applied to the floors so that through the process of conduction, the entire room is heated in an even blanket that is concentrated lower in the room - boosting comfort. Through the simply law of physics, heat is promoted throughout a home so that the owner and his or her family and friends can thrive in the space. 
In addition to providing exceptional comfort, the technology is also highly energy efficient and reduces operational costs associated with running the home. Regardless of what temperature it is outdoors, a radiant floor heating system can help a homeowner safe and comfort inside.