Radiant Heat 101: The Basics

Whether you're building a new home or your existing heating system has seen better days, it may be time to start looking at new heating options to keep your home warm during the winter months. You might be thinking about getting away from the typical forced-air heating system. Instead, maybe radiant floor heating is a better installation choice. Here are some of the benefits of radiant floor heating for your home.

Even, Consistent Heat

One of the biggest reasons that many people opt for radiant floor heating is because it provides you with consistent, even heating throughout your home. You won't have to worry about hot and cold spots resulting from poor airflow because the temperature radiating up from your floor will be consistent throughout every room. You might even find that you can set your thermostat lower when you eliminate cold spots and excess air movement from your rooms with radiant floor heating. When you are looking for a system that will keep your home consistently comfortable, radiant floor heating might be the best solution.

Minimal Maintenance Needs

Heating system maintenance is one of the most costly ongoing expenses you will have as a homeowner if you opt for a traditional type of furnace. However, if you opt for radiant floor heating instead, you can save significantly on your heating system maintenance costs.

Radiant floor heating systems are closed systems that experience very little in the way of wear and tear. That means you aren't likely to need any kind of maintenance or repair for decades after it is installed. Additionally, because of the way these systems are designed, any problems you do experience are easy to narrow down with the use of a thermal camera.

Household Comfort

Traditional furnaces tend to be pretty noisy when they're running. Between the noise of the blower motor as well as the fuel pump and the air blowing through your vents, there is a lot of potentially disruptive sound. A radiant floor heating system doesn't have the same type of structure, so it's far quieter and less disruptive to your home.

Along with peace and quiet, radiant floor heating also benefits your home because it eliminates the allergens blowing through your home. You won't have forced air circulating dust and other allergen particles through your home, so your home will be more comfortable and healthier for those with allergies.

Talk with a heating installation contractor today for more help and to see if this is the right heating system for your needs.

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