Radiant heating is a unique type of home heating system that makes use of heating cables installed underneath the flooring within a particular room. The heat then radiates upwards, creating a warm and comfortable surface to walk on which also serves to warm up the entire room. This unique method of operation gives radiant heating systems a set of distinct advantages. Understanding what the advantages of installing a radiant heating system are can help you make up your mind about installing one of these systems within your home.
One of the main advantages of radiant heating systems is the fact that they do not make use of fans to move hot air throughout your house, instead allowing heat to naturally dissipate within the room that the system is in. This means that allergens, dust, and other airborne contaminants are not spread around, and you won't have to worry about having a sudden allergy flareup in the middle of winter due to months of old debris floating through the air.
In a similar vein to the above point, radiant heating systems do not have any moving parts, which means that their operation is completely quiet. This means you won't be suddenly woken up in the middle of the night as you could be with a large central furnace when the fan kicks in.
Further, the fact that there are no moving parts within a radiant heating system means that you will have to do very little maintenance throughout the year to ensure that the system still works properly. There are no air filters to change, no pilot lights to check, and no ducts to clean. Indeed, the lack of moving parts also means that repairs will rarely be needed. This helps you save both time and money on long-run maintenance and repair costs.
Finally, one of the largest advantages associated with radiant heating systems is the fact that they are extremely energy efficient. This is because they only operate on a per-room basis, which means that you will only have to use energy to heat the room that you are currently in instead of the entire house. Further, since heat is generated right beneath the floor, instead of in the basement and then blown throughout the house, radiant heating systems will waste much less energy. It should also be noted that some radiant heating systems which make use of water as a method of diffusing heat will continue to produce heat after the system has been turned off, allowing you to enjoy warm temperatures even without operating your heating system all the time.
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