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Every day the global environment becomes more and more of a concern, causing many homeowners to take a pro-active approach and change their home environments. In-floor heating is becoming a popular alternative to the high-consumption heating and cooling systems of the past.
What is known as an in-floor radiant heating system or a hydronic heating system is made possible by a boiler. Instead of having warm air circulating within your home, hydronic heating uses tubing beneath your floor to circulate hot water and emit heat through your floor and into your air and furniture.
This offers more of a consistent temperature because the objects in your home retain hot and cold temperatures, thereby reducing any discomfort caused by cold spots from your duct system.
This method of heating increases efficiency by reducing heat loss by rising from the ground up. Traditional forced air systems can push the heat higher into your home and this air isn’t retained as well as what in-floor heating is able to achieve. Efficiency is not only something that affects our environment, but it is increasingly affecting your bill as energy costs continue to rise.
These are also positive aspects for those who want to have a healthier home and better quality indoor air, like those who have allergies. Homes that have forced air tend to carry more dust and debris in their living spaces. With in-floor heating, you heat your home without any forced air, increasing your air quality making you and your loved ones more comfortable.
In addition to increased efficiency and comfort, this type of heating system is very low maintenance. There is no need to replace filters, clean the system or play with a thermostat daily. All we recommend is that you have it inspected once a year to ensure that there are no signs for concern.
If you’re interested in improving your lifestyle, air quality and reducing your home maintenance, click here to get a free estimate on an in-floor heating system from one of our experts.