Our new lake house has radiant heat in the floors. There are many benefits to this type of heating, besides saving money on our heating bill. The heat in our house is clean, quiet and free of drafts. In a forced-air heating system, the heat rises to the ceiling, which can cause hot or cold spots. With such radiant heating, the heat and warmth are distributed throughout our rooms, but since the heat is concentrated on the floor level, we are able to walk around comfortably in our bare feet, even on the coldest afternoons, and our radiant in-floor heating is a healthy alternative to the familiar forced-air heat. This is terrific for our children who both have dust irritations and asthma, because the heated air is not being blown through dusty, dirty ducts that tend to circulate airborne pollutants in homes.
Initially, the two of us were planning on installing carpet over the concrete floors, but, when our company showed us the beautiful decorative concrete floors that were available to us, the two of us changed our minds. So, there are no dust mites and dirt build-up or trapped pet hair in our home, just clean, fresh, allergen-free, enticing warmth for us all! Also, our radiant heat floors is that they’re invisible and virtually silent because the idea is totally concealed under the concrete. There are no air vents cluttering the walls or baseboards and no wall radiators taking up space in the rooms, then radiant floor heating hiding under our beautiful concrete floors was an excellent choice for our family.