Radiant floor heating is wonderfully energy efficient

The options for whole-house temperature control are improving everyday.

Some of the latest developments include: smart thermostats, geothermal heat pumps and adaptable speed air-conditioners.

Each of these innovations offers consumers opportunities to reduce energy consumption, improve comfort and lessen impact on the environment. There are now lots of choices on the market. There is a heating/cooling product to accommodate every demand. One of the most beneficial options in heating is radiant floor heating. Most commonly installed into new construction projects, radiant floor heating is becoming more affordable. It is the epitome of comfort and energy savings. This type of indoor heating does not involve the circulation of forced air and avoids the influx of allergens. Instead, radiant floor heating supplies warmth through conduction. This means that the floor itself is warmed through pipes concealed below. Anything that sits on the floor is warmed and then further supplies heat. Radiant floor heating keeps the highest temperature near the floor where it does the most good. Because of the very even temperature of radiant floor heating, homeowners are able to set lower thermostat setting. Even on especially chilly nights, radiant floors provide a perfectly comfortable home. There’s no drafts, no noise and no need to arrange furniture around vents. Installing radiant floor heating can be on the costly side. The high cost is the result of labor and materials, but the system quickly pays for itself. Radiant floor heating is one of the most energy efficient means of heating on the current market.

 

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