Radiant Floor Heating Installation
Hydronic, or Radiant Floor
Heating Installation is a method of heating a home, shop, or other building with the heat
concentrated in the floor. It works by embedding special tubing in a concrete foundation or in a thin
concrete mixture on top of a wood-framed floor. Heated water (or a food-grade antifreeze mixture) flows
through this tubing, warming the thermal mass of the concrete.
Conventional forced-air systems, wood stoves, or other heating methods produce uneven heat, with the
highest air temperatures near the ceilings. Hydronic heating puts the heat in the floor under your
gently warming a room or a complete structure. This results in similar heating levels with superior
without wasting energy and money in monthly fuel bills. The warm water circulated through the tubing in a
radiant floor may come from solar collectors, water heaters, demand water heaters, wood stoves, or heat pumps.
The best heating system a house can have is the one you don't realize is there. No
radiators clanking in the night. No vents whooshing like a jet preparing for takeoff. No dust-spewing ductwork to
run up your allergists' bills. Just an even blanket of heat, right where you want it.
That's the appeal of radiant floor heating. "It's truly invisible,". But a radiant floor system has more than
just aesthetics going for it. It's also a highly efficient way to heat a house, increasing comfort as it reduces
In a radiant setup, the warmth is supplied by hot-water tubes or electric wires buried underneath the floor. As
the invisible waves of thermal radiation rise from below, they warm up any objects they strike, which radiate
that captured heat in turn. Though the air temperature remains relatively constant, you stay comfortable because
the surrounding surfaces aren't stealing warmth from your body.
Radiant Floor Heating.
Most modern homes now are built with forced air heat. This is unfortunate as radiant floor
heat is a much superior kind of heat. Not only is it more healthy for you but it is also cheaper in the
Electric Radiant Floor Heating
Electric radiant floor heating
systems are heating systems designed for use under carpeting, area rugs, tile, stone, and
laminate wood floors and have been used in Europe, South Africa, and Australia for over 20 years.
Radiant Floor Heating
Installation does away with the age-old problems of cold rooms by offering easy-to-install
zone heating. You can choose to either have radiant heat installed by a professional installer or DIY with their
plug-n-play portable system for under area rugs.