It’s a cold morning and you’re ready to get out of bed. Your feet touch the floor and you recoil in shock! It’s like stepping out into the snow, barefoot!
Waking up on a cold winter’s morning can be a dreaded thought, knowing that when your feet leave your toasty bed and touch the icy floor, your body wants to retreat straight back under the comfort of your duvet, and never get back out.
Although a lot of homes don’t actually feature built in radiant floor heating, there are a number of reasons you should definitely consider it as an option for your home this winter.
What is radiant floor heating?
Radiant floor heating systems deliver heat directly to the floor of a house. The systems run on radiant heat transfer, which is the delivery of heat straight from the hot surface by means of infrared radiation. There are actually three main styles of radiant floor heat, including electric radiant floors, hydronic (or liquid) radiant floors and radiant air floors.
There are many obvious benefits to radiant floor heating and a quality radiant floor heating system can change your life during winter by providing you with supreme comfort. Although the upfront costs of installing a radiant floor heating system to your home, the overall long-term savings will be worth it, as will the warmth beneath your feet when winter hits.
Here are some of the best reasons you should install radiant floor heating this winter.
Comfort and Quiet
Walking barefoot through your home will no longer be feared. Year-round total comfort is provided with radiant floor heating. There will also be no more noise from fans, blowers and radiators. Radiant floor heating is the silent alternative, so you’ll not only be comfortable, you’ll be able to enjoy that comfort in silence.
Efficient and Clean
Around 30% of heat is lost with forced air heating systems. Fortunately radiant floor heating is more efficient, because more heat is retained in the structure of your floor. So not only will you be saving energy, you’ll be saving money as well when your utilities bills come in!
Not only is it more energy efficient, but indoor air quality is concerning for most people, and radiant floor heating does not circulate the air like fan forced systems. This means allergens are not spread throughout the home.
Radiant floor heating systems are completely concealed so the aesthetics of the inside of your home won’t be compromised. You don’t have to arrange the furniture around it, just enjoy it!
Zoning and Versatility
Multiple thermostats can be fitted throughout your home and connected to a control system that allows you to alter the heat in different zoned areas of your home. There are many options when it comes to radiant floor heating and your local professional installers can give you specific advice to suit your needs and home size.
Radiant floor heating systems are one of the most efficient heating methods and one of the most environmentally friendly options.