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Is Radiant Floor Heating For You?

Posted by admin on February 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm

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If you hate cold feet in the winter (and who doesn’t?) radiant floor heating may be for you. If you’re building a new home, doing kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling, then it’s a perfect time to consider installing heated floors.

Radiant floor systems involve installing a pattern of tubing into specially designed sub floor panels. Water-fed, or hydronic radiant floor heating systems are by far the most efficient, and the only kind Coldwright Plumbing installs.

Water is heated in a boiler and pumped through the flexible tubing in the sub floor. It’s like having a radiator in your floor, to keep your tootsies warm! No more cold ceramic tile floor in the bathroom or kitchen. Radiant floor heating systems can be installed under pretty much any flooring, in any room.

Radiant floor heating is actually more energy efficient than typical forced air heating systems. With forced air heating, heat rises, and is sucked back into the air vents above your head. In contrast, radiant floors put the heat right where you are. In addition, there isn’t any heat loss in a leaky duct system.

What’s more, radiant floor heating is almost silent, in contrast to the clanking and banging of other heating systems. It’s “even” heat, where you don’t have to be right next to an air vent to be warm. If you have it throughout your entire house, all things being equal, each room should be equally warm.

These are just some of the benefits of radiant floor heating. For installation to be most cost effective, it should be done during remodeling or new construction. If you’re interested in learning more about getting heated floors installed in your home or business, give Coldwright Plumbing a call today at 410-679-8487 for a free estimate.