There Are A Lot Of Good Reasons To Use A Radiant Floor Heating System

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When you are building your new house, you have all kinds of choices when it comes to what kind of heating you want to have at your house. One choice that you might not necessarily think about is the radiant floor heating. 

Radiant Floor Heating

Not everyone is familiar with what radiant floor heating is. Instead of having warm air that blows out from a vent, like a forced air heating system does, the heat from one of these systems radiates up from the floor by heating the air directly above the floor. As that air heats up, it moves up and colder air goes down to the floor to be heated up. It gives a steadier. gentler heat than a forced air heater would and since the heat comes up through the entire floor, you aren't going to get cold spots where a vent would miss or overly hot spots too near the vent. An added bonus is that your floor can act as a thermal mass and hold the heat and keep radiating it out even when the heater itself isn't running. 

How it Works

The way that the system works is that either a series of tubes are run through your floor or some electric wires are. If there are tubes, then they are hooked up to a hot water system. The hot water system will pump the hot water through the tubes, heating them up and then heating up the floor above it and then heating up the air above the floor. The electric system would work in the exact same way, except that instead of tubes, you are going to have heating elements running through your floor. 

Benefits

There are a lot of benefits to using a radiant floor heating system. One is that you are going to get a nice, gentle heat. Another is that you are going to be able to get out of bed and step onto a nice warm floor in the morning when you get up. The radiant floor heating system can also cut down on your heating expenses since you will be able to stay warmer longer because of the way the system works. 

If you are thinking about what kind of heating system you want to put into your new house, you may want to consider putting in a radiant floor heating system so that you can take advantage of all the benefits. For more information, contact companies like Custom Comfort.

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9 February 2018

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