Top 7 Reasons To Consider Radiant In-Floor Heating For Your Home
With people spending more time indoors in the winter, finding an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to heat your home is incredibly important. This reality is bringing radiant in-floor heating — also known as hydronic radiant floor heating — to the forefront of many homeowners’ minds.
Hydronic radiant floor heating refers to the process of warming your home by running hot water through plastic tubing under your floor. Here are the top 7 advantages of installing this system:
1. Improved Air Quality
Since a pump is used to move water, instead of a fan or blower to move air, the system does not circulate dust, allergens, or odours throughout your home, resulting in better air quality.
2. Better Heat Distribution & Efficiency
Most heating systems work from the top down, so valuable energy is wasted heating the ceiling of a room. In contrast, the heat produced by a hydronic system works from the floor up allowing for a more efficient heat distribution as warm air rises.
3. Room-By-Room Zonability
Imagine a heating system that automatically adjusts itself as sunlight pours into a room, or creates a toasty, warm bathroom. This type of “room-by-room” zoning can be accomplished using hydronics, without resorting to elaborate or expensive hardware.
4. Quieter Environment
With hydronic radiant floors, you can say goodbye to those loud, annoying noises coming from your HVAC system whenever the heat kicks in during the winter. You’ll enjoy peace and quiet as water silently distributes warmth throughout your house.
5. Reliable & Low Maintenance
Hydronic heating systems are designed to provide a long-lasting, comfortable form of heating that you can rely on for years. Hydronic heating systems are extremely reliable and require minimal maintenance and servicing.
6. Driveway Snow Melting
Using exterior hydronic heating, you can say goodbye to shovelling snow or pouring salt on your driveway in the winter! Hydronic heating can extend to many home heating needs, including swimming pools, fan coils, and more.
7. A Touch Of Luxury
Imagine waking up in the morning and feeling warm floors as soon as you step out of bed, or cooking barefoot in your kitchen. That’s the level of comfort and luxury that hydronic radiant floors provide. You can even add heated bathroom rails to warm your towels as you shower!
Whether hydronic heating becomes your sole solution for heating your home or it is used in conjunction with other systems, it will add comfort, efficiency, and luxury to your home.
At Bryan’s Fuel, we specialize in the installation of hydronic heating systems in homes. Find out whether a radiant in-floor heating solution is a viable option to heat your home by contacting us today.