Radiant Heat Advantages
Radiant heat is accomplished by radiation or emission of energy of a wavelength not visible to the human eye. The best example is the warmth felt by the sun. It heats objects and is not affected by gravity or air movement. In a convectively heated room, the thermostat must be set to 74 degrees to keep feet warm. Both forced-air and hot water baseboard are convective and the air is warmer the higher in the room you go. In a radiant floor heated room, there is no waste by heating what is above our head. The thermostat can be set to 65 degrees. Feet are conductively satisfied with the 70-72 degree floor. Being able to set a lower therm0stat results in a lower energy bill. People are more comfortable in the more efficient radiant floor heated environment.
Radiant heat offers both residential and commercial customers the ultimate in heating comfort and efficiency, as well as endless other benefits.
Radiant heat reaches every corner of the house, delivering a consistent, steady heat all winter long.
Individual zones allow for different areas of the house to be set to different temperatures, depending on each room’s use.
Radiant heat is a more efficient way to heat your rooms. It produces even temperatures throughout the room, thereby eliminating “cold spots” and wasted energy. This means less drafts and more comfort. Combining radiant heat with a geothermal energy source, offers significant savings.
There are no unsightly baseboards, radiators, ductwork, or floor vents to get in the way of your decorating ideas. You can place furniture where you want it, not where your heating source dictates.
The combination of invisible heating and lower convection currents means less airborne dust, carpet fibers and allergens, resulting in a healthier environment in which to live.
Variety of Installation Options
Radiant heat can be installed under any type of floor covering, including hardwood, carpet, tile, or linoleum.