Are you currently building a new home and considering heating options? Are you looking for a way to conserve energy while evenly heating your home — why not think radiant heating? A great investment, radiant floor heating has many excellent benefits that will keep you and your family warm for years to come.
Radiant heating heats your home from the ground up — no blower needed. There is no ductwork installed when you get radiant heating. Tubes, panels, or mats are installed under wood or tile flooring for an out of sight, out of mind experience. Since there is no forced air, there will be no dust or debris blown into rooms or circulated throughout the air. Allergens will still exist, but will not be constantly distributed through your home via the air ducts. Families will often use their HVAC systems less with radiant systems. The decreased use of vents helps reduce allergies and pollution, leaving you with better overall air quality. So if you or any of your family members suffer from allergies and asthma — radiant floor heating might be the way to go!
The lack of blowers makes this heating option an excellent, peaceful choice. In fact, going with radiant floors means you are choosing the most silent option. The only element that even makes a hint of noise is usually located away from the occupied space.
One of the best advantages of choosing radiant heating is the extended lifespan they have. The heating system is easiest to install with new construction or renovation, but it can be installed whenever a new floor is being put in. With proper care, your radiant heating system can last up to 35 years! This is at least 15 years past your water heater, so if you are looking for a long lifespan, it might be time to switch your heating source.
Though it might seem like a pricey initial install — your system will eventually pay off. Even heating will often lead you to turn down your thermostat saving you money on your energy bill. With cleaner air and even heat, you’re reducing your fuel consumption too.
Radiant floor heating uses less energy and saves you more energy than most heating systems. Not only will you be warm and comfortable during the fall and winter, but so will your wallet! The experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling can help you with questions, installation, and maintenance of a new radiant floor heating system. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.