Are you looking for the best advice on radiant floor heating?
You’re at the right place for expert advice on floor heating solutions. Radiant floor heating is an excellent source for home heating and has become very popular with many homeowners. Whether you are in the planning stages of renovating your current home or building a new home, radiant floor heating is an excellent investment. Depending on the construction, age and size of your home, there is are some things that you will have to consider. The experts at Waterloo Energy Products are here to help guide you through the process.
What is Radiant Floor Heating?
Radiant In-Floor Heating Systems uses a hydronic system to pump heat through your floor. Heated floors are energy efficient and provide superb comfort because they provide gentle, even warmth. We recommend hot water “hydronic” systems because they are cost-effective to heat an entire house. It works because it circulates water from a boiler or water heater through loops of polyethylene tubing. Polyethylene tubing is flexible, which makes it able to be installed in a variety of ways. The most common methods are on top of the subfloor in grooved panels or snap-in grids, on the floor’s underside, or embedded in poured concrete.
Radiant floor heating brings many rewards:
- Energy Efficient and reduces energy bills.
- Provides an even temperature
- It’s quiet compared to a furnace and ductwork
- Can control the heat in one room or the whole house
- Less maintenance
- Keeps your feet warm
There are Two Options for Radiant floor heating
Electrical Radiant Floor Heating
The best solution for electric radiant floor heating systems is when you have situations with limited floor heating. Typical uses are in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas of your home. The downside to using electric radiant floor heating is it can get expensive when using it for a whole house. The way electric radiant floor heating systems work is by charged cables that run through the floor. It uses your hardwood floorboards, tiles, and concrete sections as conductive panels. It can be controlled by a thermostat and adjusted to the desired temperature.
Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating
The ideal type of in-floor heating for a whole house is using a hydronic radiant flooring system. Hydronic Floor Heating uses polyethylene tubes that pass heated water under the tiles, floorboards, or sections. It uses a boiler to heat the water in many situations, which is controlled by a thermostat. It can also be separated into zones to control floor heat distribution. Hydronic in-floor heating is popular because of efficient, quiet, low maintenance, and provides clean heating throughout the winter.
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