“Radiant Heat Pros
- Evenly heated home: Radiant floor heating will heat a home evenly and eliminate any cold spots that conventional home heating methods face.
- Cost-effective: Though initial installation costs may give homeowners pause, radiant floor heating proves more cost-effective in the long run. Most come with 30-year warranties. Radiant floor heating requires lower temperatures than radiators to heat a room and thus lower your heating costs.
- Controlled heating: Most installations include a connection to a smart thermostat or a thermostat with Wi-Fi, meaning homeowners can control the temperature in each zone set up with radiant floor heating.
Radiant Heat Cons
- Cost: Electric radiant floor heat installation comes with a cost and a move to a hydronic radiant floor heat system costs even more upfront. Consider it an investment where savings will be recouped over a span of years. A hydronic system will likely require some plumbing updates as well, depending upon the age of your water heater and pipes.
- Installation: A small project might be a DIY task but since the task requires a self-leveling compound to attach the underfloor heating system, it’ll take a day or two to dry. Plan on installing it in chunks since parts of your house will be off-limits as it dries.”
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Another benefit of radiant floor heating over traditional heating is that since there are no air ducts circulating dust, air quality is improved. The good thing about radiant floor heating is that it can be installed with any floor type; from wood to vinyl. Although installation will typically raise the floor level around half an inch or so. That’s something to consider if you have very low ceilings.
At Team Mechanical we offer installation, inspection, and maintenance of radiant floor heating systems. Call us at 612-729-5646 to learn more or schedule an appointment.