“Many of you may depend on natural gas to flow to your home each day. What happens if there’s some national shortage of gas? How will you keep warm? The disadvantage to my friend’s archaic coal stove is it’s a little dusty in the house and he needs to feed it twice a day.
What about radiant floor heat? I have it in my home, and it’s quite possibly the best form of heating I’ve ever experienced. The entire floor of my basement is toasty warm. It’s magical to step out of a shower onto a warm tile floor. I have six different zones in my system, so I can save on fuel by using programmable thermostats to keep rooms in several zones cooler when I’m not in them.
You can also install radiant heat using sleek baseboard radiators if you can’t afford to put the heating tubes under each floor in your home. My house has both radiant floor heating and these baseboard heaters. The plastic tubes that supply the heat to the radiators install just like electric cables. In just a few hours, two workers can easily run all the tubing for baseboard radiators in a modest home.”
Read more about radiant heating and traditional heating here.
The author brings up a very scary prospect in the opening few sentences. A lot of people DO depend on natural gas for heating of their homes. Most of what you hear in the news about gas is related to rising prices. However, there is the real possibility that it could affect homes throughout the country and whether heating is adequate. Radiant floor heating on the other hand is extremely efficient and isn’t a huge undertaking for contractors.
Here at Team Mechanical, we offer radiant floor heating installation to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-729-5646 to inquire about switching to this form of heating for your home!