Radiant in Residential

Skip the stress of home heating and use radiant floor heating

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 09:21

Homeowners across the United States are looking to decrease the burden of paying for pricey utility bills every month. In the winter, heating costs can create stress among many families as they try and juggle the expense. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential heating oil was priced at $4.13 a gallon on February 11, 2013. Experts' predictions for winter 2013-2014 claim that the energy resource will be priced lower than the previous year with heating oil at $3.64 a gallon. However, predictions for a cost reduction in home heating oil prices have been made before and been wrong. The uncertain economy and foreign political climate can impact the cost of this valuable resource and leave homeowners in a bind if prices start to increase. 
A homeowner can reduce the stress associated with heating his or her property by investing in a radiant floor heating system. The energy-efficient heating solution is much more effective at keeping a space warm and comfortable and uses considerably less energy than many traditional delivery systems like baseboard units, radiators and vents. Unlike those afore mentioned heating options, a radiant floor heating system does not allow warmth and energy to escape into areas like the walls and ceiling of a structure - this reduction in heat loss results in less energy being consumed to keep a space warm. 
In addition, because the heat is being delivered directly to the spaces that are being used by homeowners or their guests, the thermostat setting can be lowered to a cooler temperature overall - further resulting in less energy being consumed. All of these qualities make radiant floor heating the right solution for a homeowner looking to reduce his or her monthly utility expenses.