Sick of stepping onto a frigid floor first thing every morning?
If this chilly winter has you fantasizing about moving down south, here’s a better idea: install radiant heating underneath your floors!
Radiant floor heating is an energy-efficient system that supplies heat to the whole home via tubes or cables installed right underneath your flooring. And for your convenience, John Falvella Construction Services specializes in radiant floor heating.
So, if you’ve been curious about radiant heating as a way to make cold mornings more bearable, then keep reading! You may be surprised to discover there are more benefits than plain comfort.
1. Natural Convection
Radiant heating is a brilliant innovation because it leverages the natural process of convection to heat indoor space. (Think of how the burner coils on an electric stove work.) Heat originates in the floor and naturally rises through the air, warming the entire room in the process. Thus, no extra energy is required to distribute heat.
2. Reduced Energy Losses
When compared to forced-air systems in particular, radiant floor heating is more efficient because it doesn’t rely on air ducts to move warm air. This eliminates the potential for energy losses through duct work.
3. Improved Air Quality
Since radiant heat flooring doesn’t rely on air distribution for heating, it consequently doesn’t end up circulating dust, mold, dander, and other indoor allergens. This is a huge plus for allergy sufferers.
4. Less Reliance on Electricity
If you opt for hydronic radiant heating, which pumps warm water through tubing underneath your floors as your heat source, you can significantly reduce the amount of electricity you use. For homeowners who aren’t on a municipal power grid or who want to avoid high utility costs, it’s a big win.
Ready to take the next steps? Get a free consultation from John Falvella Construction Services to discuss your radiant heating options. Call or email us today!