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Electric Radiant Floor Heating Offers Savings & Energy Efficiency


While hard flooring surfaces such as tile or laminate can contribute a clean look to almost any home décor, they are often unpleasantly cold in rooms that are heated by central heating systems. Radiant floor heat, however, warms a room through the floors, thus warming one’s body through the feet instead of the air. Whether you desire warm floors in the bathroom, kitchen, or throughout your entire home, the following is a quick guide to the benefits of electric radiant heat over every other type of heating system.

Savings

The benefits of radiant heating systems go well beyond the comfort and luxury of barefoot-friendly floors. Perhaps the best benefit of owning in-floor heating systems is the savings. Homeowners with heated floors save money on their heating bills. Unlike forced air heat, which rises to the upper level of a room, radiant heat remains in the lower level and keeps occupants warmer. In addition, radiant heat is less likely to escape through the cracks in doors or windows. Homeowners can thus save between 10 and 30 percent on their monthly heating bills simply because they don’t need to crank up their thermostats to compensate for drafty rooms.

An added bonus: radiant heating is also beneficial to allergy sufferers because it doesn’t stir up allergens such as dust or mold.

Electric & Hydronic Heating Systems

Although radiant heat is an innovative home heating method, not all radiant heat systems are created equal. There are two main types of radiant heating systems: electric and hydronic heating. Hydronic systems are comprised of a boiler that is used to heat water, which is then circulated throughout the home via tubing that is installed under the floor. This type of system requires regular maintenance and is never 100% effective, because a hydronic under floor heating system is less efficient the further away the hot water gets from the boiler.

Electric radiant heating, on the other hand, is always 100% efficient. Electric floor systems work through a thin network of cables placed underneath the floor. This type of system warms the floor evenly at all times. Overall, electric radiant heating is far more cost-effective than hydronic heating systems. Electric heating systems are easier to install, which will save you extra money on labor. Plus, once installed, they do not require any maintenance.

During these budget-constraining times, it is important to invest in economically sound upgrades instead of spending money on renovations that are purely based on improving the aesthetic value of your home. An Easy Heat Warm Tiles system is a great example of a luxury that pays you back in more ways than one. For more information, please browse the rest of our website, or contact us today.

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