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Radiant Floor Heating

Diagram illustrating central heating in a home versus radiant floor

Radiant heating originated in Europe and has been gaining popularity in the United States in the last several decades for its many benefits when compared to forced air heating. While radiant heating can be installed in walls, ceilings, and floors, this section will focus on radiant floor heating, also known simply as floor heating.

Radiant floor heating is installed under the floor covering using one of several installation methods and works by warming the floor using the flow of hot water, electricity, or hot air. This heat then radiates upward, seeking out and warming cold objects from the floor up. This means no more cold toes!

Forced air heating, on the other hand, forces hot air through vents up towards the ceiling where it then spirals around the room. Forced air heating can be noisy and can stir up dust and other allergens. Quite the contrary, radiant floor heating is clean and quiet. No more clanking in the night and no more dusty furnaces that can make your home smell!

Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Tile

When shopping for radiant heating, it's often easy to become overwhelmed with the array of choices available. Not only are there different types of radiant floor heating systems, but there are also different installation methods. To walk you through making this decision, FindAnyFloor has provided you with an overview of radiant floor heating systems from buying to installing so that you can decide which is right for you. Read on to learn more!

Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating

  • Radiant floor heating is one of the most efficient forms of heating available today. Compared to most forced air systems, less operating time is required to reach the desired room temperature. The heat is also targeted to seek out cold objects from the floor up, which is exactly where you find people.
  • Using radiant heating, it is easy to partition or zone areas of your home or business in order to maintain different levels of heat in separate rooms. To reduce heating costs, you can often turn off or reduce heating in unused areas.
  • Radiant heating can make your home a more peaceful place to relax by eliminating noisy blowers used by forced air heating systems. This also reduces the stirring of dust and other allergens.
  • Radiant floor heating requires little to no maintenance, whereas forced air heating requires periodic cleaning of the vents and replacement or cleaning of filters.
  • Radiant floor heating can eliminate the need for vents, furnaces, and chimneys allowing you to maximize on your space without having to accommodate the obstacles of a forced air heating system.

To learn more about radiant floor heating, from buying to installing, click on the links below.

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