WHAT IS RADIANT HEAT?
Radiant Heat is an efficient home heating system that turns your floors into radiators, and warms living spaces without uncomfortable hot or cold air pockets The gentle heat rising from the floor creates one of the most comfortable forms of heat for your home.
The typical home heating system relies upon hot radiators beneath the floring that heat the air. The air then rises to the ceiling and circulates around a room.
Radiant heat offers comfort levels 4-5ºF / 2-3ºC lower than convection systems, because the larger heating surface means underfloor heating does not need to emit as much heat per square foot as a radiator, saving on fuel consumption and hence running costs.
WHY USE RADIANT HEAT?
Eliminates the discomfort of cold floors and reduces your energy bills
- Radiant Heat is Efficient In-floor heating is the most efficient means of heat distribution in existence today. In most cases, it requires 20-40% less energy to operate over homes using forced hot air systems.There’s no more wasted heat in large rooms, rooms with vaulted ceilings, large windows or garage doors. Desired temperatures can also be controlled on a room by room basis.
- Radiant Heat is Clean and Healthy Unlike forced hot air and convective baseboard systems, in-floor heating does not circulate dust particles in the air, nor does it promote the spread of pollens and other airborne allergens. The air you will breathe with radiant heat is clean and healthy.
- Radiant Heat is For You! Radiant heat is quiet – no knocking pipes, noisy fans, or clanging ductwork. Decorate and put furniture wherever you like because there are no vents to block, or baseboard heaters protruding from the walls. It’s low maintenance – no belts or fans to replace, no ducts to clean, and no filters to change! And this all adds up to your increased property value!