Avoid Losing Hot Air With Radiant Flooring
by Brian Whitehurst (12/28/2012)
During this time of the year, keeping warmth in your home is crucial.
Not only for saving money, but also for the comfort factor. With a
radiant heating system, over all the feeling is more comfortable.
Heat is down where we live rather than rising to the ceiling. When your
feet are warm and your head is cooled down, you’re more comfortable and
happy. Instead of just pumping out hot air, radiant systems create an
all-around warmer feeling within the room.
When air is hot, the molecules of its makeup are further apart, so it
takes up more room making it less dense than cold air and therefore,
“lighter”. The rising heat of forced air will find cracks in the
ceiling, roofs and windows, exiting the house. With radiant
flooring, the heat remains lower as displayed in this picture.
The mild warmth of a radiant floor is a subtle experience. Once
you’ve become accustomed to it, you won’t even notice a
difference. Getting out of your warm bed right onto a warm floor
is a smooth transition. A forced air system with air rising to the top
gets lost and heads up right to the ceiling. You’ll get out of bed right
onto a cold floor and feel it right away. This stratification effect
becomes greater as the ceiling height becomes greater. When ceilings are
hot and just below a cold roof, heat loss is quite high. It is
precisely because of this effect that we insulate ceilings and attics so
If you’re looking for more comfort within your home, especially
during this time of the year, a radiant floor heating system is the way
to go. Check out our Pex tubing and electric radiant floor heating
systems, and start transforming your home today.
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