WHAT IS RADIANT HEAT?
Kick off your shoes and feel the warmth! Also known as in-floor heating, radiant heating systems supply heat directly through the floors of your home. No more cold tile floors and freezing toes during the winter! Radiant floor heating is becoming an increasingly popular upgrade, especially in bathrooms, mudrooms, and foyers. It’s also a quiet and energy efficient way to warm your house.
HOW DOES RADIANT FLOOR HEAT WORK?
Wire mesh and PEX plastic tubing is installed underneath your home’s tile or wood flooring. The system pushes hot water through the tubing, which emits warmth through the floor that rises evenly to warm the entire room. Unlike forced air systems, radiant floor heating doesn’t blow warm air into a room, so it is less likely to create hot and cold spots or stir up allergens and dust. Radiant floor heating is one of the best ways to provide your family with ultimate comfort.
PROS & CONS TO RADIANT HEAT
Radiant floor heating is a great way keep your home warm and comfortable even during the coldest winters, but it can be difficult and costly to install. Before giving us a call, review the pros and cons of radiant heat to decide if it’s the right move for you.
- Offers a discreet and quiet way to heat your home
- Retains heat for a long time and is energy efficient
- Provides a superior level of comfort
- Helps reduce overall heating costs
- Can be difficult and costly to install
- Repairs can be difficult as they require access underneath the flooring
- Works best under tile, stone, or marble flooring and may not be the best option for hardwood, vinyl, or carpeted floors