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Electric Radiant Floor Heating Offers Savings & Energy Efficiency
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.
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
An added bonus: radiant heating is also beneficial to
allergy sufferers because it doesn’t stir up allergens such as dust or
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.