The Benefits of Electric Radiant Heating Systems
Written by: EZ Floor Heat
A standard HVAC system can actually do more harm than good. Without proper maintenance of filters, you run the risk of contaminating the air your family breathes. This maintenance is costly, and can be difficult to track. While heating is important for comfort and life style, electric radiant heating can provide all the comfort without the drawbacks. Here are just some of the benefits for heating your floor.
An HVAC system can take a long time to heat, and even with sufficient room temperature, your floors might still be cold to the touch. Tile floor heating gives priority to the floor, and because heat rises, this tends to heat the entire house from the ground up. Other systems fall prey to cracks in the doors and windows that let hot air escape. Radiant floor systems heat from the ground up.
The circulation of air in your home is also very important to those with respiratory disorders. Radiant floor heating won’t generate dust, so it’s a better choice for individuals who suffer frequently from allergies. You also save money and time on replacing filters, which must be routinely inspected with maintenance conducted frequently.
The energy efficiency of a thermal heating system is much improved over that of an HVAC system. For one, if there are drafts in the home your HVAC system is blowing dollars out the window. A warm tiles thermostat system, on the other hand, can keep a home heated on a timer. You can have the floors warm when you get out of bed, and have the home warm and ready for kids and family to get home after work and school.
With an HVAC system, you have basically one source for heat in your home. A tile system can use one of multiple sources to accomplish the same task. The most common source is a water-based heating system, but floors are available with electric and gas options as well. This can help people in areas where one utility bill is lower than others, like natural gas.
Ducts running through your house affect your home’s floor plan. There are no obstructions for you to deal with when you install a tile heating system. It’s good for homes where space is a commodity, as you can place your furniture based on what you want rather than where the vents are located.