Radiant floor heating is an energy saving heating technology that utilizes the fact that warm air rises. Rather than utilizing air circulation to heat a home, radiant heat residential utilizes tubing (usually modern cross-linked polyethylene) placed underneath the floor to circulate warm water throughout the room. This system is then able to heat from the floor up heating your furniture, walls, and eventually, the air; this heating method can heat a room much more efficiently than a traditional furnace which just distributes warm air throughout your home. If you are considering alternative heating options for your family’s residence, consider radiant heating.
Radiant Heat Residential is Quiet
One of the many benefits of radiant heating systems is their ability to heat your home without producing any disruptive noise. Traditional furnaces can emit a wide range of noises as the creation, passage, and distribution of warm air throughout the home comes in contact with cooler air. Radiant heat works to silently warm your home and establish an even, comfortable living space for you and your family.
Radiant Heat Residential is Clean
One of the greatest downsides of furnace heating systems is that they typically have a tendency to stir up contaminants in the air, such as dust and allergens, and distribute them throughout your home. This ‘stirring of contaminants’ can be particularly troublesome for older individuals, those with allergies, asthma, and/or respiratory problems. Thusly, radiant heating can be a healthier option for many of these individuals.
Radiant Heat Residential Is Energy Efficient
Due to the way in which radiant floor heating systems heat a given room, efficiently heating from the ground up while maintaining a stable temperature in the home, these systems are much more energy efficient than other heating options are. In fact, we often see homeowners who have installed radiant heating systems save 20-30% on their heating costs. In some cases, radiant heat residential installations have been known to provide as much as 50% savings on their heating bills after implementing one of these systems.
A Warmboard radiant floor heating system can potentially contribute up to 15 LEED points to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes green building rating. Read below to see how Warmboard contributes to LEED for Homes Certification.
Radiant heating is a great option for many homeowners because it can maintain a comfortable temperature inside their home while keeping their energy costs down. Furthermore, these systems can be highly beneficial to those concerned with the health side effects of traditional heating systems. Contact Kew Forest Plumbing to find out more about the benefits of radiant heating systems and to find out if this system may be a good option for your home.