Radiant Floor Heating For Grand County ColoradoThis Old House® said it best. Radiant floor heating is “an efficient home heating system that turns entire floors into radiators.”
Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you can feel the warmth of fireplace from across the room. Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor and rely on radiant heat transfer to delivery heat directly from the warmed surface to the people and objects in the room.
Radiant heating has a number of great advantages.
- It’s more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses.
- People with allergies often prefer radiant heat because it doesn’t distribute allergens like forced air systems can.
- Hydronic (liquid-based) systems use little electricity, a benefit for homes off the power grid or in areas with high electricity prices.
- Hydronic systems can use a wide variety of energy sources to heat the liquid, including standard gas- or oil-fired boilers, wood-fired boilers, solar water heaters, or a combination of these sources.
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