Why use Radiant Heat?
Underfloor radiant heat is simply the most comfortable heat on earth!
Comfort of Radiant Heat
Comfort is the most compelling reason to consider radiant heat. With underfloor radiant heat, temperatures are higher at floor level and decrease toward the ceiling. And when your feet are warmer, you feel warmer all over. Because radiant heat is installed within the entire floor surface, heat is even-with no hot spots. Radiant heat puts the heat where the occupants are, not at the ceiling, as conventional systems do.
Radiant Heat is Cleaner than Forced Air
Forced air systems work by forcing hot air into rooms which heats them up eventually. Unfortunately these systems also circulate air pollutants such as mold, pet hair, dust, and other allergens. Therefore, if you are an allergy sufferer a radiant heating system may be a better option for you.
Radiant Heat Can Be More Efficient Than Forced Air
Radiant heating systems have the potential to be up to 30% more efficient than a forced air style heating system. Hydronic Radiant Heating Systems work by heating water which retains heat energy better than air can for this reason less energy is needed to maintain a certain temperature.
History of Radiant Heat
The Romans were using radiant under floor heating in 670 A.D. The notorious Emperor Caligula had it installed in his barge using terra cotta pipes and a wood fire. The principle was simple: warm water circulated in tubes placed in the floor. That principle remains unchanged nearly 1500 years later. Today, radiant under floor heat is the most popular form of central heating in Europe. People in North America and the rest of the world are beginning to appreciate its many benefits.
Why use Tragar Home Services to Install Your Radiant Heat?
Radiant heat may seem like a new trend, but our years of experience give us the expert advantage of helping you choose the best design, method and heating equipment to complement this efficient form of heating.
Please call our installation department for additional detailed information.