Are you looking for a better way to heat your home than what you’ve had in the past? In-floor radiant heating comes highly recommended from our customers and from heating experts all over the world. Many people with in-floor heating boast of greater comfort and energy savings. In this guide, learn for yourself why new homeowners choose to install in-floor heating in place of a radiator or forced-air heating system.
In-floor heating involves the installation of a hydronic heating system (some type of hot water heater or boiler in the home) and a piping system underneath the floor boards. Often, this installation is done in new homes, but it can certainly be retrofitted into older homes as well. A boiler produces hot water which then moves through a network of piping that runs underneath the floors. Radiant heating is emitted and your entire home fills with heat quickly and efficiently.
The Advantages of Radiant Heat
Radiant heating is often described as more comfortable than forced-air heating. A forced-air heating system such as a furnace warms the air and then blows it into the home so that it can warm people. But this means that the warmest part of the home is the area directly in front of the vents. Because heat rises, much of the warm air moves upward, so it can take a long time for your home to truly feel warm with a furnace.
Besides, forced-air heating systems can use up a lot of energy and may be more prone to breakdowns as there are more electro-mechanical parts. And there is a high chance that heat can escape from the ducts before much of it reaches your home. Poor insulation and duct leaks are reasons that as much as 30% of the energy your system uses to produce heat isn’t used to heat the majority of homes.
Radiant heat instead provides a consistent warmth in a room as heat radiates to every object and person that comes into contact with the floor. Imagine stepping out of bed in the morning to a floor that feels warm to the touch. Radiant heat also saves energy and is considered healthier as you don’t have to worry about particles cycling through the ducts.
Learn more about how you can get unsurpassed comfort and greater savings Advantage Airtech offers many choices for heating in Ajax and the surrounding areas.