Imagine waking up on a chilly winter morning and stepping onto your hardwood floors. Instead of ice cold radiating up your body, you are greeted by a toasty warm surface that helps you start your morning in comfort. Installing heated floors in your home, otherwise known as a radiant heating system, can make this fantasy a reality. But it’s not just comfort that heated floors provide. Let’s look at more of the benefits.
Lower Utility Bills
Installing a radiant heating system is the most effective way to heat your home. In fact, according to Bob Vila, floor heating systems are up to 30% more effective than forced-air systems. The heat is aimed directly at solid surfaces, as opposed to into the air, which is more productive at conducting heat. You will be able to warm a room faster and maintain it at a lower temperature than you would via a forced-air system. That means less energy use and lower utility bills.
No More Floor Vents
Heated floors eliminate the need for air vents on the floor. That means no more having to design your furniture or decor around the floor vents. It also is safer for children and pets who tend to play with vents when they are accessible to them.
Radiant heating systems do not require any ductwork. If your home doesn’t have a central air conditioning system, you won’t need ductwork at all. If you do have central AC, your ducts will get less wear and tear without a heating system to support, meaning less maintenance and repair costs.
Better Air Quality
Forced air continually cycles air through a home’s duct system. If the ducts are not properly cleaned and maintained, this essentially means your family is breathing in dirty air, possible allergens and even mold spores. Radiant systems do not circulate air at all, meaning they don’t contribute to any airborne allergens.
Consider heated floors for your home or business.