Radiant in Residential

Stay warm this winter with radiant floor heating

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:35

With winter on its way and chill starting to take over most of the northern half of the United States, many homeowners are looking for new ways to reduce costs without decreasing comfort. Too often we all want to come home to a warm house, but to save money a homeowner may have to decrease the setting on a thermostat. However, a homeowner shouldn't have to compromise his or her comfort to save money. By investing in a radiant floor heating system, an individual can keep a house at a relaxing and cozy temperature without worrying about skyrocketing utility costs.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average cost of residential heating oil was $3.815 a gallon on November 11 - slightly down from $3.824 a gallon on November 4. 
A radiant floor heating system uses less energy than more traditional warmth delivery options that use vents, radiators or baseboard units. The consistent delivery of warmth through conduction is more energy efficient than forced hot air that often has problems with heat loss. Radiant floor heating allows warmth to travel through the floor and lets it slowly rise to fill a room. Unlike other systems that  push hot air around, radiant floor heating promotes the creation of thermal heat because the flooring material begins to store the warmth, which further improves the temperature in a space without costing a homeowner more. 
Because of how effectively the system works, a homeowner is better able to reduce the setting on a thermostat without negatively impacting the comfort felt within the house. After all, with the consistent presence of warmth, there is no need to push heat at a higher temperature.