“In-floor heating can be a great addition to your home and it seems to be all the rage recently. It can be installed in almost any room and is most common in laundry rooms, mud rooms and entranceways, “wet zones” or cold floor zones.
Radiant in-floor heating is an efficient method of delivering heat and is usually more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses. Forced-air heat tends to be the warmest near the source and cools or dissipates as you move further from the source. In contrast, radiant heat provides consistent heat throughout the space, and your feet always feel warm and toasty.
Electric radiant heating systems typically don’t require continuous upkeep or repair. However, a hydronic heating system should have an annual maintenance checkup by a heating technician, which includes checking for leaks, ensuring the manifold is balanced and the design pressure is maintained.”
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Today, there are 2 options for underfloor heating. One involves circulating hot water while the other is electric-based. There are a couple of advantages and disadvantages between these two methods, however, both can be an effective alternative to relying solely on forced air.
Team Mechanical provides installation for radiant floor heating to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at at 612-729-5646 to discuss more about this emerging method of heating.