There is no doubt that radiant floor heating is a superior method of heating your NJ kitchen or NJ bathroom. Its popularity is steadily increasing as people discover that not only is it the most comfortable form of heating, but also the most cost efficient.
Though comfort and cost are the two biggest benefits of this heating system there are many others:
- Silent operation – no hum or whistle of a forced air system.
- Inconspicuousness of the system – you don’t see vents or air blowing.
- A healthier home – forced air systems can spread dust, pollen, and germs.
- Even, quiet warmth: even with wood, tile, or uncovered concrete floors.
- Also, radiant heat is less likely to dry out your breathing passages and skin.
- The warmth of the floor on a cold winter morning would probably be enough to convince a lot of people that radiant floor heating is the best thing since sliced bread. However, after discovering the cost savings, there is usually no going back.
Radiant floor heating concentrates the heat in the lower half of a room where the human body needs it most. Since heat is evenly distributed in the floor, the thermostat can be set 2 – 4° less than a forced air heating system. This can reduce energy cost by 10-30%. Homes and building with high ceiling will save even more in heating costs as heat generated by forced air systems quickly rises to the top of these structures, where it is of little use.
Whereas a forced air system delivers heat which quickly rises to the ceiling – a radiant floor heating system radiates heat from the floor and delivers the heat evenly throughout the rooms.
In a radiant floor heating system warm water circulates through tubing beneath the floor. This turns the flooring into an efficient, low temperature radiator.
Though radiant floor heating is not a complicated system, there are components which are required, and that the homeowner should be aware of – the heating source, the boiler, the pump and the tubing.
The heating source can be electricity, solar, natural gas, propane, oil, wood, or any other heating source.
The tubing for a radiant floor heating system is located either in the concrete, under wood subfloors, or on a subfloor of wood, precast concrete or concrete slab-on-grade, then covered with gypsum.
M&M Construction can help you keep your feet warm all winter long! Call us today at 908-378-5951 to schedule a free in-home estimate.