Radiant flooring is becoming more and more popular because of its many benefits to home owners. With radiant heat, the system supplies heat directly to the floor. There are three ways radiant heat can be distributed to the floor; through air channels, water channels, or electric elements. Floors will either contain channels or will be built just above the channels which carry the heat.
Benefits of Radiant Heat Flooring
There are a number of great benefits when it comes to radiant flooring:
- Radiant flooring doesn't come out of a vent or baseboard, which gives homeowners more flexibility in placing things like furniture and rugs.
- Heat is evenly distributed throughout the room which creates an overall warmth (rather than ‘hot spots’ in the home).
- Radiant flooring systems are also very efficient. They use very little electricity which means the energy costs are less than traditional heating systems. Because there is no ductwork for heat to get lost in, the heat goes to the area it is intended for.
- Because radiant flooring warms the room from the floor up, it is easier to set the thermostat to a lower temperature, saving even more money on electric bills.
- These systems are also very quiet. Because they do not use a blower, there is little to no noise. And without the blower, less dust and fewer allergens enter into the home.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that radiant heating has a number of advantages. It is much more efficient than traditional heating systems and can save homeowners a great deal on their electric bills. We know installing radiant flooring can be a big step but when you are ready to find out more, contact us at Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning!