Radiant in Residential

Numerous homes around the country use radiant heat

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 10:25

The current economy and weather events that have occurred led many Americans to tighten their wallets and to consider the impact that they have had on the environment. These feelings have led to trends across all industries, and the real estate sector is no different.

Homes around the country have been outfitted with radiant heating systems as a way to limit the amount of energy that is consumed while also cutting energy costs on a long-term basis.

Radiant systems that are installed as part of a subfloor can maximize the efficiency of modern heating, as the technology limits the need to keep the temperature at a high level. This is because the warmth spreads out more evenly using one of these systems, and the amount of energy that is needed is limited by its design.

Homes on both sides of the country have used this technology to limit energy costs and the impact on the environment that a conventional heater can have.

A three bedroom, 2,045-square-foot-residence in Hamden, Connecticut, has been outfitted with a radiant heating system as a way for its owners to provide an efficient and green source of warmth to their home. According to the Hamden Patch, the technology was installed throughout the house and works with other sustainable products to limit the total electricity costs.

The news source reported that the home is a typical residence in the region, as the traditional New England feel is combined with modern technology and amenities.

Across the country in Palo Alto, California, a group of homes have been redone in a residential neighborhood. The 1950s era residences were outfitted with the latest technology, including radiant heating, in an effort to increase the appeal and value of these residences, according to the Palo Alto Weekly.