Although homeowners may have heard of in floor heating, not many may know what options are available to them. The first thing to note is that there are two main types of in floor heating systems. The first is the electric radiant heating system. This is one of the easiest to install; however, the operational costs may prove to be quite expensive for some homeowners. The good news is that there is an affordable alternative in the form of hydroponic radiant heating. This second system is much better suited for extensive floor plans, such as if you would rather heat the entire floor of your home rather than a single room at a time. The hydroponic system may cost a bit more to install, but it is much cheaper to run as it makes use of heated water rather than your main power supply. So what are some of the various benefits you can get by opting for an in floor heating system?
In floor heating systems are flexible
One thing to note about a heating system would be the placement of the unit. As such, you will find that homeowners have to contemplate shifting around their furniture to ensure there is sufficient room for the installation of a conventional heating system. Additionally, the placement of the unit will also dictate the comfort levels of people in the room. For instance, sitting too close to the unit may prove to be unbearably hot whereas someone farther away may not find the temperature warm enough. The good news is that in floor heating systems eliminate all these inconveniences. Since the heat is radiating from the floor, you do not have to worry about furniture placement and compromising on your preferences to suit the heating system. Additionally, the heat tends to be evenly distributed around the room as the floor space is being heated simultaneously.
In floor heating systems are cost effective
Another advantage of in floor heating systems is that they can be more cost effective when compared to conventional air conditioning systems. For one, you make the decision on whether you would like the entire home heated at once or if you would prefer the heating to be restricted to individual rooms as they are being used. Since the heat is distributed evenly, you do not have to keep the heating on for extended periods of time, as the room will warm up much faster than if it were receiving heat from one stationary source. Both these features allow you to save on your energy bills.Share
30 November 2015
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