Are you looking for ways to save on your winter energy bills and create a heathier, more comfortable living environment?
Forced air-heating is not the only solution to keep your home warm. Thanks to its thermal properties concrete floors are great for using radiant heating.
Radiant in-floor heating system uses tubes that circulate hot water or electrical heating elements, that are installed in the concrete slab when its poured, turning the concrete into a radiator or heat.
If your concrete is already installed, newer ultra-thin electric heating mats are available that can be embedded in thin-set cement or gypsum overlays, allowing retrofitting over existing slabs..
Here are some of the benefits why you should invest in radiant in-floor heating.
Compared to traditional forced air heating, radiant heating is healthier, because no air is blow through dusty or dirty ducts, which can circulate airborne pollutants. The dust free heating can be particularly beneficial with people suffering from asthma, allergies or other breathing problems. You can further increase the air quality by installing decorative concrete floor, rather than installing carpet.
Concrete radiant in-floor heating offers numerous environmental benefits, because of its energy efficiency and graft-free heat.
It requires less energy to achieve better thermal comfort at a lower thermostat settings, while improving the indoor air quality. You can use radiant heating with energy-efficient heat sources, such as geothermal and solar. Heating systems that use PEX tubing expedite hot water delivery while reducing water waste and providing better insulation than copper tubes.
It reduces building materials required for hiding ductwork and provides more usable living areas in smaller spaces.
With radiant heating your home will finally have even, quiet draft-free heat. Say good bye to the annoying hot and cold spots around your home. Compared to forced-air heating where hot air quickly rises to the ceiling level, with radiant heating the heat stays evenly distributed at floor level, making it hot on your feet and comfortable for your pets.
One of the main benefits or concrete radiant heating system is that it is completely concealed under the floor and doesn't clutter walls and rooms with air vents, or wall radiators. Say goodbye to noisy fans of a forced-air system or the clanging pipes of a wall radiator. Other than feeling warm and comfortable, you won't even notice the system is operating.