Radiant floor heating systems are becoming a popular option for heating homes as an alternative to traditional forced air home heating systems. The main benefit of this type of system is the ability to generate heat in the rooms that radiates upwards to keep you warm and comfortable on cooler evenings and mornings.
Radiant heat is absorbed by the body and makes us feel warmer, even when the actual air temperature can be lower. For instance, on a brisk morning when you stand in direct sunlight outdoors, your body feels warmer even though it might only be 50 or 60 degrees outside. The same is true with indoor radiant floor heaters. Since you feel warmer with radiant heat, you can reduce the thermostat setting on your furnace and help reduce your energy bills.
Another benefit homeowners gain is being able to regulate individual temperature settings in each room where there is floor heating installed. Unlike your forced-air system, where you have one thermostat to control the temperatures in the entire house, floor heaters can be set individually. As such, you have control over the temperatures in each room within the home, which can further help reduce energy bills.
One thing people enjoy the most, after getting radiant floor installation in their home, is no more cold floors. Instead of waking up in the morning and stepping onto a cold floor and being shocked awake, you are greeted with a warm floor comfortable for your feet. Plus, you can walk around barefoot in your home, if you so desire, even on the coldest days!
Radiant systems also require no ductwork or air vents. This allows you to have heat in rooms within the home where ductwork might not be able to be run or in cases where it would take up too much space, like in a sunroom or enclosed patio.
Furthermore, you are able to take advantage of the entire floor space and not worry about covering up floor vents. To learn more about radiant floor heating systems for your home, please feel free to contact Kaiser Air Conditioning today at (805) 988-1800.