Radiant In-Floor Heating

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In-Floor Radiant Tubing

Radiant floors circulate warm water through tubing embedded in the floor of your home. The heat radiates up through the floor, warming the furnishings and air in the room. The warmth stays down around where the people are, not up at the ceiling or lost to the outdoors every time a door or window is opened. It’s a comfortable, even heat where cold spots and drafts are eliminated.

Many newer homes are using in-floor radiant in combination with forced air to create the most comfortable heating and cooling system available today. In-floor radiant is often installed in the garage, basement, and bath rooms. Force air is installed in all living spaces to provide both heating and air conditioning.

The benefits — feel them to believe them.

  • True comfort – Imagine your beautiful floors are now warm and cozy to the touch.
  • Works everywhere – Under tile, marble, wood, carpet and concrete floors. Radiant walls and radiant ceilings can also create a cozy, efficient environment.
  • Saves money – Can save 20 to 40 percent on energy costs compared to traditional heating systems.
  • Clean, healthy – No drafts or fans blowing dust, dirt and other allergens into the air.
  • Quiet – No noisy fans, popping duct-work and pinging pipes.
  • Increases enjoyment living space – Lets you live in and enjoy that previously cold basement.
  • Wise investment – Makes your home more attractive to potential buyers.

New Construction

The best time to install radiant in-floor systems is during new construction because the radiant in-floor can be designed into the equipment anSnowmelt Drivewayd access to installation areas is wide open.

The most common new construction applications are garages, basements, and bathrooms.

We are also starting to see more applications for “snow melt” for walkways, entry ways, and drive ways.

Retrofit

Radiant in-floor heating can also be installed in existing homes. But retrofitting radiant in-floor into an existing home is often difficult and/or extremely costly. Costs shoot up because finished ceilings and walls often have to be removed and basement floors have to be raised in order to install the equipment.

There are specific in-floor products for retrofits, but this equipment often fails to achieve the same performance as equipment installed in new construction homes.

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