For many of us, this time of year brings freezing temperatures that make leaving the house feel like a chore. Stepping out of bed onto an icy cold floor doesn’t help. What if there was a way to keep your feet toasty warm all winter? Look no further than radiant floor heating! In this blog, our heating experts will discuss radiant flooring and how it benefits your home, wallet, and health.
How Does Radiant Flooring Work?
Radiant floor heating systems are designed to heat your home from the ground up. Pipes are installed in your flooring and circulated with hot water or electricity. Heat is distributed evenly throughout your floors as the water or electricity runs through the pipes. This type of heating is highly efficient because it doesn’t rely on air movement to circulate heat, which can escape through drafty windows, doors, or faulty insulation.
What Are the Benefits of Radiant Flooring?
One of the most significant benefits is that it increases your home efficiency. With traditional forced-air systems, your home can lose a lot of heat as it travels through ductwork. Because radiant floor heating circulates heat evenly throughout your home, there is very little heat loss.
These floors provide even heat distribution throughout the room for added comfort all winter long. Forced-air systems tend to create hot and cold spots since they circulate air around the room unevenly. Radiant floor heating eliminates this problem by providing consistent heat from the ground up, resulting in an evenly heated room every time. Not to mention, you’ll never have to worry about cold feet again!
Beneficial for Your Health
As previously mentioned, radiant floor heating doesn’t circulate like forced-air systems, eliminating the possibility of dust and other allergens circulating throughout your home. This helps improve your indoor air quality and makes it an excellent option for people with allergies or asthma.
Leaks and repairs are not a concern with radiant floor heating due to the type of pipes required. The Uponor PEX tubing has been through extensive testing and has proven to have a lifespan of over 100 years. Moreover, when installed, they come with a 30-year warranty from the PEX pipe manufacturer.
In addition to being more comfortable, radiant floor heating is more energy efficient than traditional forced-air systems, meaning you’ll save money on your energy bills each month. So why not give radiant floor heating a try this winter? Your toes will thank you!