4 Amazing Benefits of a Radiant Heating System
Winter mornings are cold enough without having to deal with freezing floors. But did you know there’s a simple way to solve cold feet and heat your home at the same time? The answer lies in a radiant heating system—and ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing can install one for you. Below, our experts break down what exactly radiant floor heating is (and how it can benefit you).
What Is Radiant Heating?
It’s a unique heating system that’s installed beneath your floor. Tubes run from your boiler under your hardwood, stone, or tile flooring and circulate warm water throughout your living space. The heat from the water rises, warming not only your floors but eventually your entire home.
Benefits of Radiant Underfloor Heating
Water is a much better carrier of heat energy than air, which can dissipate or get lost as it blows through a home’s vents. In turn, this means you’ll feel warmer more quickly and for longer as the water delivers that heat energy throughout your house.
With traditional boiler systems, water travels from the heating unit to radiators across the house. These radiators successfully give off heat but tend to emit it in a limited capacity—making the space next to it nice and warm but leaving cold spots throughout the rest of the room. A radiant system’s in-floor tubing allows for warmth to rise evenly across the entire space, creating a more comfortable environment.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Forced-air systems like furnaces work exactly as their name suggests: They create and push warm air through a home’s ducts. In the process, natural dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants are stirred up and circulated along with it, making it easier for you to get sick.
With radiant heating, the only thing circulating is water. This helps create a cleaner indoor environment and helps protect your health at home.
As opposed to other heating systems like furnaces, a radiant heating system is as quiet as it gets. In fact, you may not even realize it’s running until you put your feet down on that nice, warm floor.
Have Questions? Just Ask ComfortAire—a Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealer
The experts here at ComfortAire specialize in boiler service of all types—especially radiant in-floor systems. So when you’re ready to experience a new level of comfort, call us at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point, or contact us online.