Why Consider Installing Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating In Your Home?
Here are just a few reasons why you may consider installing hydronic radiant floor heating in your home. If you have any questions, please reach out to us today.
Since water holds heat for longer than air, it’s more energy efficient to store the heat in water as opposed to using nonhydronic forms of radiant heating that simply heat the air. Radiant floor heating in general is also more efficient because there is no “duct loss” or loss of heat as air is pushed through the ductwork. The further heated air has to travel to get to the rooms in your home, and the more turns it has to take and filters it has to go through to get there, the more heat is being lost before that heated air actually reaches you. That lost heat in your ductwork is wasted energy and wasted money.
Hydronic radiant floor heating uses how heat works to its advantage in other ways as well. Instead of heating the air, which doesn’t hold heat well, it heats the floor and the objects on the floor, and the heat simply rises from there to heat the air. By heating a room from the bottom up, your house is heated evenly and consistently instead of having hot and cold spots. And by heating parts of the room that can retain heat like floors and furniture first, the rooms are able to retain heat longer with less energy output from your heater.
Another benefit of hydronic radiant floors not using air to push heat around your home, is that it also doesn’t push dust and other allergens around your home. Dust and allergens can build up in your ductwork and get pushed out into the air you breathe anytime the heat kicks on. The better the filters you put in your air vents, the less energy efficient your heating becomes because better filters block not only the dust, but much of the heat.
Call Service Pros Plumbing in Rochester MN today so we can answer any questions and get started on your hydronic radiant floor heating!