Underfloor radiant heating provides superior climate control over other heating sources. If you’re not familiar with this kind of heating, or want to know if it’s a good fit for your Malverne, NY, home, call the heating experts at Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating for a consultation.
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How Radiant Heat Works
Imagine slipping out of bed in winter and putting your bare feet on a toasty warm floor that goes throughout the house. This fantasy can become a reality with in-floor heating or radiant heating. Builders achieve radiant heating by installing electric heating coils or water-heated tubing under the floors in your house. The heat from the system radiates everything from the floor up.
Benefits of a Radiant Heating System
Since radiant heating systems provide heat directly to the floor, they offer many advantages over forced air systems and baseboard heaters. First, radiant heating is more efficient than both forced air heat and baseboard heat because it doesn’t lose efficiency from lost heat through ductwork. Also, people who have allergies prefer radiant heating because the system doesn’t blow allergens throughout the house as a forced-air system does.
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Types of Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Depending on your home and your heating needs, there are a variety of radiant heating floors to choose from. Your heating contractor will help you decide which is best for you, but here are a few options.
- Electric Underfloor Heating - These floors typically use electric cables built into the floor to supply heat. However, since electricity is usually expensive, these floors are only cost-effective if combined with a thick thermal mass such as concrete.
- Hydronic Radiant Floors - Hydronic floors use heated liquid to warm a room, similar to a radiator. These floors are the most popular because they’re cost-effective and efficient. The installation cost for hydronic floors varies by location and by the size of the home, so it’s best to consult with your contractor to find out if this is the best option for you.