Radiant floor heating offers a long list of benefits that starts with customization.
Homeowners can choose to install heated floors throughout the entire house or target specific rooms.
Plus, the system accommodates the setup of zone control. A series of thermostats allow independent temperature adjustment in specific rooms. There’s no need to heat unoccupied areas to the ideal temperature, providing significant energy savings potential. Temperature settings can cater to the requirements of the room and even personal preference. There’s also the advantage of concealed equipment. The network of pipes is installed under the floor, where it doesn’t take away from the appearance of the room, occupy valuable space or force furniture to be arranged around it. The operation is entirely silent. A boiler heats up water and circulates it through the network of pipes. The heat spreads across the surface of the floor and warms up all of the objects sitting upon it. The floor as well as those objects radiate heat in the air. This process eliminates cold spots and drafts and ensures a very even temperature from floor to ceiling. Because the higher room temperature is near the floor, a lower thermostat setting provides perfect comfort. There are none of the concerns associated with forced air, such as heat rising straight up to the sealing, energy losses through ductwork leaks and an influx of air contaminants. A radiant floor heating system is especially clean and doesn’t contribute to issues with insufficient humidity. The only drawback of radiant heated floors is the lack of a cooling option. The system is strictly for heating purposes.