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Radiant Heating



 
Believe it or not, radiant floors are one of the oldest forms of heating a structure - dating all the way back to Roman times. Radiant floor heat provides numerous benefits, including increased comfort, even temperatures, cleaner air, no cold drafts, no unsightly ductwork and no floor vents, all while being quieter and more energy-efficient compared to forced-air heat.
In a radiant floor heating system, warm water flows through tubes located underneath the floors. That warmth radiates up from the floors and warms everything it comes in contact with - including people. And radiant is compatible under any type of floor covering - carpet, wood, slate, tile, linoleum, and even concrete - making design possibilities endless.

Benefits Include:
  • Concentrates heat evenly near the floor where people are located

  • Eliminates cold drafts as well as noisy fans, furnaces and ductwork

  • Ideal for allergy sufferers because it doesn't circulate dirt, dust or other airborne pollutants throughout a home

  • Concealed under the floor for a more aesthetically pleasing environment - eliminating the concern of blocking vents with furniture

  • Easily integrates with alternative energy sources, including geothermal, solar, waste and biomass

  • Can help a home earn LEEDŽ points for reduced energy consumption

  • Potentially saves up to 40% in energy costs