There is more than one way to heat your home. Yes, when it comes to keeping your home warm all winter long, you have options. One of those options is radiant floor heating. This energy efficient heating system is becoming more and more popular amongst homeowners. Why? Radiant heating doesn't just heat up the air in a room - it also heats up the floors.
The two most popular types of heating are forced air heating and radiant heating. While the most used is easily forced air (which heats the home by heating air from the furnace and then using ductwork to push that air into the rooms of your home), radiant heating is a little different. Rather than heat the air from inside your furnace, it uses either hot water tubing or electrical cables. Those cables or tubes are installed directly into the floor, walls, or even in the ceiling of your home.
How does it work exactly? Well, radiant heating heats objects rather than people. That means instead of simply blowing hot air into a room, it focuses the heat on certain objects, like people or furniture, instead. Many homeowners prefer this focused heating as it keeps them feeling much warmer! When it comes to installation, those tubes or cables are installed underneath a concrete or tile floor. The radiant heating system will then heat the floor until it reaches a preferred setting on the thermostat. Warm air rises, so even though just the floors are being heated, the whole room will feel perfectly comfortable. If you're worried about your flooring - don't be! Radiant heating works well on all different types of flooring, including carpet, tiles, linoleum, and even hardwood.
There are many benefits to having radiant heating installed in your home. The biggest benefit is how energy efficient it is. In fact, this is the most energy efficient type of heating available. It targets the heat where people are, rather than circulate it in areas that aren't being used. That's why this is a great way to reduce your energy bill - without sacrificing your overall level of comfort. If that wasn't enough, radiant heating also provides the most even form of heating. Know those cold spots or rooms that just don't seem to get warm enough? That simply isn't an issue with this radiant heating.
Plus, when you have a radiant floor heating system installed in your home, the overall aesthetic will be improved. Why? You don't need to have bulky radiators or heating ducts. So, not only will your energy bill improve, but the appearance of your home will as well! If that wasn't enough, this type of heating is also great for those who suffer with allergies and asthma. Without the need for ductwork or vents (which can become clogged with airborne contaminants), there will be less allergens circulating in your home air.
Are you feeling unsure about radiant floor heating for your home? Contact one of our heating specialists at Heating & Cooling Toronto. We have experience dealing with a variety of heating methods, including radiant heating. Our experienced professionals can help you determine which heating system will work best for your home, your current needs, and your budget. Stay warm all season long with radiant floor heating from Heating & Cooling Toronto!
Do you need information about Heating and Cooling services in Toronto? Contact Us at: 647-591-0537. At Heating & Cooling Toronto we bring quality heating and cooling installation, repairs, maintenance, and inspection directly to your home.
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