Stay Warm With Radiant Floors
Radiant floors are an efficient heating method that uses a heat source beneath the floors rather than air ducts and vents. Traditional heating systems use warm air that is blown through ducts and vents. Radiant floor heating systems warm the floors in your home using either, electric coils, or heated water flowing through tubes.
Radiant floor heating systems are a great idea for homeowners as well as commercial buildings. They result in lower operating costs, and don’t require ongoing maintenance.
Types Of Radiant Floors
Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Hydronic systems use pipes under the floor that are heated by a tankless hot water heater or boiler system. The long-term cost of operating this system is less expensive than an electric system, however, the installation is much more expensive. Hydronic systems generally work best with new construction versus installing them into an existing home. Unlike an electric system, a hydronic system will require periodic maintenance.
Electric Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Electric systems use electric heating wires to heat the floors. Installation is quick and the system is very energy efficient. Electric systems are also less expensive to install and require no ongoing maintenance. They are an effective method for new builds and existing homes.
Best Rooms To Install Radiant Heating
- Sun Rooms