Radiant in Residential

Reduce your heating costs this winter with radiant heating

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 18:05

Many Americans are undoubtedly considering the impact of the predicted rise in heating costs. Covering those expenses can sometimes be a struggle for those who are already living on a tight budget, which is why homeowners are often looking for new ways to reduce the operational costs associated with their residence.

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the average household expenditures for oil and natural gas will increase 19 percent and 15 percent respectively this winter. Electricity costs are expected to rise 5 percent and 13 percent for propane. Oil and gas heating prices are predicted to reach prices higher than ever recorded before between the months of October and March.

If these predictions are true, many homeowners may find themselves suffering from a tightening household operating budget this winter. However, by investing in an energy-efficient heating solution, a property owner could reduce their heating expenses this winter and future seasons.

The Residential Energy Services Network claims that radiant heating is so energy efficient that it allows homeowners to program their thermostat four to five degrees Fahrenheit lower on average than conventional heating mechanisms. This change could make a significant different in a person's heating bills. In addition, the switch from oil or gas to electricity will also decrease the cost of keeping a home warm this winter.

Experts predict that switching to a radiant heating system could save a homeowner 10 to 15 percent on their heating costs with proper insulation. Familes may want to consider making the change to a more energy efficient heating solution to avoid skyrocketing oil and gas costs. Homeowners can certainly benefit from keeping more money in their pockets.