As a homeowner, you are always looking for the best way to make your home more efficient. From installing a tankless water heater to purchasing Energy Start appliances, you are on your way to having an energy-efficient home that saves you money in the long run. In fact, to keep the torch burning, you should consider installing radiant floor heating. Radiant floor heating warms your floor by a heating source, allowing your home to warm in the process.
Radiant Floor Heating Uses Less Energy
Research shows that radiant flooring keeps people warm at temperatures that are six to eight degrees lower than traditional heating systems. With convective heating systems relying on the air to deliver heat throughout your home, you can argue that the air cools down a bit during the process of circulation. If it cools down, then that would explain why convective system requires the temperature of the air in your home to be much higher than radiant floor heating. As a result of this, you use more energy with convective systems than you would with radiant floor heating.
Toss Your Humidifier
In the winter months, you may need a humidifier in your home. When you heat your home, it’s common for the air in your home to become dry, which could lead to irritation. To get rid of the dryness, many households use humidifiers. However, the problem isn’t with the season, but with the way you are heating your home. With radiant floor heating, you can toss your noisy humidifier because radiant floor heating won’t dry out the air in your home. If your home is like most homes, then the natural moisture content in your air is sufficient.
Reduce the Loss of Your Warm Air
Another tidbit you may not have realized about convection systems is these systems promote the loss of your warm air. When the air inside of your home warms significantly more than the air outside of your home, it draws cold air into your home, forcing your system to work harder. It’s a perpetual cycle. Fortunately, you can avoid this problem with radiant floor heating. Since your home will only be warmed to the temperature of your thermostat setting, you don’t have to worry about the air infiltration exfiltration conundrum.
At P&D Mechanical, we are you go-to source for radiant floor heating. We help you get a jumpstart on an efficient means to heat your home before the winter season strikes. If you want to learn more about radiant floor heating, give us a call today.
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