“Energy Efficient Heating
Traditional radiators need to be heated to a high temperature (between 149-167 degrees Fahrenheit / 65-75 degrees Celsius) in order to heat up a room effectively, whereas floor heating only needs to run at a temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit / 29 degrees Celsius or less, depending on the floor finish, in order to warm the room – thereby consuming less energy, and keeping your energy bills far lower.
More Space & Design Freedom
With radiant floor heating, you’re able to enjoy your whole room without radiators on the walls. Even the most modern radiators take up room on a wall, so imagine the design freedom you have with heated floors – you can decorate the walls as you wish, to really make a statement or simply achieve the minimalist look, whatever your style, and free from having to plan around radiators.
Safety and Comfort
When you have underfloor heating, you no longer need to worry about sharp edges or hot surfaces of radiators when younger family members are in the house. The heating system is safely tucked out of the way and won’t get too hot to the touch.”
Read more benefits of radiant floor heating here.
One of the other nice things about radiant floor heating is that there is pretty much zero maintenance involved. Of course, with anything, there are some downsides. In this case, it really pertains to installation. You can expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $20 per square foot for installation. Also, the time it takes to install radiant flooring might be a couple of days which includes the drying of a special compound. These things aside, the long-term benefits vastly outweigh these small initial concerns.
At Team Mechanical our technicians are experts at installing radiant floor heating. Call us at 612-729-5646 to inquire about this service or visit our radiant floor heat page for more information.