Radiant heating is heat that is supplied directly to the floor or to panels in the ceiling or wall of a home. There are three types of radiant floor heating; heat—electric radiant floors, radiant air floors and hot water radiant floors.
In floor heating has many advantages. It is more efficient than forced air heating and more efficient than baseboard heating. Another benefit is how it enhances a person’s health, especially those who suffer from allergies. Radiant heat is preferred by those who have allergies because it doesn’t push out allergens like forced air systems.
Of the three types of in-floor heating systems, the hydronic system is the most cost effective and popular. Hydronic radiant floor systems push heated water from a boiler through tubing that is laid under the floor. The cost of installing this kind of in-floor heating system depends on the type of installation, the size of the home, the floor covering, the cost of labor and the remoteness of the home.
If you are thinking about in floor heat installation, you will need a 15020 amp GFCI-protected circuit to power the system or you can hire an electrician to do it for you.
There are other advantages of in floor heating such as: heat from the floor being felt quickly by you and other members of your family. This kind of heat feels much warmer than convective or forced-air heat. Most importantly, radiant floor heat is quiet unlike obtrusive fans blowing warm air into a home.
To conclude, radiant heating is heat that is supplied directly to the floor or to the panels in the ceiling or walls of a home. Find out more about this efficient way of heating from your local home improvement store. More information about in floor heat installation can be found by talking with an electrician.