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3 Benefits of Radiant Heating

by CustomHomes on Monday, September 4, 2017

radiant heating - layers of radiant heating installationThe Fall season is coming upon us, and that means the cold is just around the corner! This is a good time to consider how well your heating system is serving you. There are a number of different systems to choose from, a particularly popular one being radiant heating.

Radiant heating, also known as underfloor heating, either uses an electric or hydronic (liquid-based) system to function. There are a number of advantages to using this kind of heating source over others. Here are just a few examples:

Heating Efficiency

According to the US Department of Energy Savers, radiant heating is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. Part of the reason is because floor heating distributes warmth much more evenly. Instead of having to wait for the heat to travel through each individual room, it starts from the bottom up. Ultimately, the need to keep it running is reduced.

Versatility

Underfloor heating can run with gas, oil, wood, or solar sources. Not only that, but these sources can be combined for the most cost-efficient system. If you run out or want to try something else, the option is at your disposal. Also, there are different forms of floor heating, like heat-inducing mats, that are very simple to install and very cost efficient.

Allergy-Friendly

Allergy-sufferers rejoice! Unlike forced-air ventilation systems, you don’t have to worry about irritants being blown around the room.

Radiant heating is just one of the many different systems to consider. Remember, what works for one home may not be the best for another.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com