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Radiant Floor Heating

Posted on: August 18, 2014 | ,

Radiant floor heating is an efficient, heat-distribution system that uses the floor to heat your home. Sounds crazy, right? The concept might be strange, but it is actually a great way to heat your home instead of using a standard ventilation system. You do not have to worry about trying to heat a large room with one, measly vent anymore. Here are the basics on radiant floor heating.

How Does it Work?

Radiant floor heating provides warmth for your home from underneath the floors. But how is this possible? Electric and hydronic are the two most common types of radiant floor heating systems. Electric radiant floor heating systems provide heat through electrical wires, and hydronic radiant floor heating systems use hot water tubes. If you want to heat a smaller space you will want to consider electric radiant floor heating. It is more affordable to install, but more expensive to operate. Hydronic radiant floor heating systems are the opposite. They are less expensive to operate and are ideal for much bigger houses or larger floor areas. Hydronic radiant floor heating systems are more expensive to install because they are very sophisticated and require heated water from a water heater.

Why Should You Choose Radiant Floor Heating?

Whether you choose electric or hydronic radiant floor heating, your space is going to be comfortable and energy efficient. Radiant floor heating does not allow for any loss of heat because everything is the same temperature. A conventional, forced-air system causes the heat to rise to the ceiling, and then it comes back down as cool air. Radiant floor heating systems also allow you to have gorgeous tile, marble or slate floors without having to worry about cold feet. You get the best of both worlds; beautiful flooring and comfort.

Radiant floor heating creates a comfortable and energy efficient space. It’s also great for warehouses, factories and commercial buildings. For more information about radiant floor heating, visit our website or give us a call at ​317-291-4909 today.

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