The Pros of Radiant Heating
Have you been wondering what the pros of radiant heating might be? Here at Solid Plumbing and Heating LLC in Bayfield, we know you’ve got a room in your Durango home that is always colder than the rest. Or maybe when you step out of the shower and put warm toes on cold tiles you cringe. Most local homes have these “cold spots.” They’re due to tile flooring, which is inherently cold, or other factors like an unheated crawl space or garage. If your traditional heating system is leaving you cold, here are some things to consider about radiant heating:
If your home has traditional radiators, they need to be heated to a temperature between 149-167 degrees Fahrenheit (65-75 degrees Celsius) in order to effectively heat a room. In contrast, In-floor heating only needs a temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius) or less, depending on the floor finish, in order to warm the room. That equals considerably less energy consumption and lower energy bills overall.
Forced-air heating systems use vents to distribute warm air throughout a room. The location of the vents determines which parts of the room will be warmer than others. Radiators heat the air nearest them first, leaving rooms heated by radiators prone to “cold spots.” One of the biggest benefits of an in-floor heating system is its ability to uniformly heat an entire room. Radiant heat provides warmth from the floor up without any cold spots or stuffiness, leaving you with an evenly heated room. Translation, you’ll feel more comfortable at a lower ambient temperature level because you won’t experience cold drafts.
Once installed, in-floor heating needs virtually no maintenance. If damage occurs during installation, your Solip Plumbing & Heating professional can use thermal imaging to locate the issue and make the repair.
Unlike forced-air systems, there isn’t a loud furnace that kicks on. Radiant floor heating systems are known for being quiet. You won’t hear anything while they’re on.
Radiant heat is better for the air quality inside a home than traditional heating systems. That’s because in-floor heating systems warm the room via radiant heat. Unlike forced-air systems, which blow around dust and other particles while they distribute heat. Minimum air movement means less dust and allergens circulating in your home.
With in-floor heating, all heating elements are housed safely beneath the floor. No need to worry children around sharp edges or hot surfaces. The heating system is safely tucked out of the way and won’t get too hot to the touch.
Ease of Installation
In-floor heating is easy to install, especially if you make it part of a new build or renovation project. Radiant heating systems can be used under almost any flooring type. And, they don’t require any additional ductwork, which can be both costly and time-consuming.
Want to Know More?
If you’re ready to upgrade your heating system, Solid Plumbing and Heating LLC has the expertise you need. Our team can examine your current electrical system as well as your flooring style to see if radiant heating is right for your home. To learn more about the benefits and installation process of in-floor heating, contact Solid Plumbing today to schedule a consultation and quote.