Considering Radiant Floor Heating?
10/20/14 02:40 PM
Imagine living in a home where you feel comfortable all the time, without having to worry about vents whooshing, radiators clanking, and dust particles constantly circulating throughout the air. That is the major appeal of radiant floor heating.
The inventor of Warmboard
, Terry Alsberg, created this particular radiant floor heating product because his son suffered from severe asthma. He told us last week in a meeting that the installation of Warmboard in his own home improved the severity of his son’s asthma exponentially.
Radiant heated floors are invisible, which makes for a much more aesthetically pleasing interior of a home. The warmth is created through hot water tubes (hydronic system) that are installed underneath the floor in a loopy zig-zag pattern to cover the entire floor plan. The heat then rises through the floor, instantly warming anything that comes into contact with the floor.
The cost of this product including installation can range anywhere between $10 and $14 per square foot. You will also still need an air-conditioning system for cooling. Initially, the price can be quite daunting, but the efficiency of this project is something to definitely take into consideration when making a decision. Radiant systems can be up to 30% more efficient than forced-air heating, depending on how well the house is insulated.
There is absolutely no comparison when it comes to feeling comfortable. The floor temperature will always be even, uniform, and exquisitely comfortable.