The Loveland area is not known for tropical winter climates, but as you may well know, frosty and frigid temperatures. While there are many options to heat your home, such as forced-air and electric baseboards, with the innovation of radiant floor heating, many are finding how effective it can be.
Heating your home is likely a non-negotiable in the fall and winter months with temperatures that dip well below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you are curious about what radiant floors can offer, join us in today’s post.
Radiant floor heating — a must-have in the Colorado winter weather!Embrace the Benefits of Radiant Floor Heat
There is nothing better than greeting your day with a toasty-warm floor that helps you come alive — this is exactly what you will experience with radiant heat floors! Not only are people known for warming their feet, but laying their whole bodies on the floor for an instant warm-up. So, besides the heat, what other ways can you benefit?
If you are a person who is sensitive to the indoor air quality, you know that with forced-air heat you often get an abundance of dirt and debris pushed through the vents, thus increasing allergies that make you feel crummy. With radiant heat, there is no dust being kicked up, leaving a healthier air quality that supports your health.
With radiant heating systems, you will likely have a boiler, but there are no baseboards that run along the walls, giving you more room to use the space as you see fit.
Traditional heating systems, such as forced-air and steam-radiator heat, were designed to heat a specific point, or on one side such as with baseboard heating. These types of heating systems compartmentalize heat and can vary the temperatures in your home by up to 20 degrees, leaving you cold from your head to your toes.
Conversely, radiant floor heating heats rooms from the floors up — heating at a much more uniform rate with less temperature fluctuations.
If you are a light sleeper, you can relate to waking up to the thudding baseboards or forced-air turning on in the middle of the night. One of the best benefits to radiant heating is its ability to deliver heat sans the loud noises. Now you can sleep through the night without waking up to loud heating noises!
Improved energy efficiency.
To get the most out of what radiant floors offer, choose hydronic radiant flooring for the best energy efficiency. You will save energy and money on your monthly utility bills as a result of the following benefits:
- Warmer house temperatures – When the house is warmed in a more uniform manner, the heat won’t have to kick on every 20 to 30 minutes to keep different areas up to temp — less running time equals savings!
- Overall better efficiency – Radiant heat flooring can be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than traditional force-heat systems because most use water to create heat which uses less energy to distribute that heat, bringing your overall utilities and energy usage down.
Radiant heat flooring is an innovative way to heat your home and keep everyone warm and cozy in the cooler months.
If better health, more space, improved energy efficiency, and superior and quiet heat seem like a win-win situation for your home, connect with us today about installing radiant heat flooring!