RADIANT FLOOR HEATING
- The Ultimate in Comfort -
early as 60 AD, the Romans discovered the best way to heat
on enclosed space was to introduce heat below the floor surface and let it
radiate upward through the floor into the structure. This basic concept remains
true today, and the tremendous advances in this technology have brought radiant
heating into modern times.
It's simple ...floors become large,
mild radiators resulting in warm friendly floors. The systems circulate warm
water through the flexible yet durable tubing that can be installed underneath
virtually any type of flooring material - wood, tile, even carpet. There
are systems to meet every need and budget from Radiant ready to Radiant Exclusive.
The lower water temperatures needed
for a radiant floor heating system mean lower thermostat settings, which
save on monthly heating bills. In addition, zoning gives you room by room
temperature control, allowing you to place the heat where you want it
So many benefits with Radiant Floor
Superior Comfort - Consistent, steady heat all
winter long remaining near the floor where you are.
Warm Floors in kitchen and bathrooms - Beautiful
wood and marble floors are even more enjoyable because they are now warm.
Efficiency - Because people are in direct contact
with the heat source, they are comfortable at a lower thermostat setting.
Energy savings between 20 to 40% results.
Zoning Ability - Radiant Floor Heating provides
room by room temperature control, allowing more heat where you want it most.
Decorating Freedom - Because the system is encased
in the floor, furnishings can be placed wherever you desire without concern
for impairing heat distribution or hiding unsightly heating appliances.
Clean and Draft free - There are no noisy fans
to blow dust and allergens around your home. Because the floors are warm,
they dry more quickly after mopping.
Radiant Floor Heating - simply adds immediate
value to your home.
All structures lose heat at different rates to the
outside (heating cycle) depending upon their construction materials; this
includes insulation, amount of exposed surface area, shape, physical location,
etc. Also, all structures lose that heat depending upon the outside temperature,
wind, etc. When this temperature remains at a constant, the building loses
heat at a slow, continuous rate. The colder it gets, the faster the heat
loss occurs. The heating system that provides heat most comfortably is the
system that can most evenly match that heat loss (as the outside temperature
changes, so does the BTU heat) and can do so without moving air ( a radiant
system) to stacking the heat for the most efficient use of the fuel source.
This close matching of the amount of heat added to the house to parallel
the outside temperature, this way of heating that is also the most comfortable
simply because it is the least noticeable, is heating with constant circulation.
As constant circulation through a radiant heating system does not move the
air, it allows for the greatest amount of moisture content (relative humidity)
by not baking air.