Have you ever wondered what it’d be like walking around your home and having warm, toasty flooring instead of icy cold? You’re not alone. Some homeowners are ditching conventional ways of heating their homes and exploring less conventional options like radiant floor heating. This system provides heat directly by heating floors, radiant heat panels, or the ceiling. Radiant heat can be more efficient than typical heating systems and may require less maintenance. But is it right for your home?
Contact HD Air so one of our technicians can help you make an informed decision.
What is Radiant Heat?
Conventional heating systems typically rely on forced air heating to fill areas of your home and maintain a consistent temperature. With radiant floor heating, heat is transferred from a hot surface (the flooring) which warms the area and people above it.
Radiant heating typically comes in the form of electrical or hydronic heating. In an electrical system, heating cables are installed underneath your flooring. Some electrical systems feature a heating floor mat mounted on the subfloor.
Hydronic radiant heating uses a liquid system to provide heat for your home. Instead of electrical cables, hydronic radiant systems pump heated water from the boiler into tubing that’s laid out under your flooring. Some hydronic systems regulate room temperatures by controlling the flow of hot water through each tubing loop by using zoning valves or pumps and thermostats.
Radiant Heating Installation Services
Both hydronic and electric radiant heating systems are installed similarly. Our technicians are familiar with both symptoms and have the tools and experience to get the job done right.
Some homeowners choose radiant heating systems for common areas like the living room, bathrooms, and kitchen. But you should also consider radiant heating if you plan on making additions to your home where a forced air system cannot reach. You can trust our team to professionally install tubing or wiring cables for your radiant heating system.
Types of Heated Floors We Can Install
We’re familiar with several types of heated floor systems—just give us a call to set up your appointment.
- Heated concrete floor
- Hardwood heated floors
- Heated bathroom floor
- Hydronic radiant floor heating
- We can install your radiant heat panels in common areas like the kitchen, living room, or bathrooms to maximize their use for everyone in your home.
Benefits of Heating Floors
Regardless of the radiant heating system you choose, it’ll have several advantages over other systems. For one, heated floors are more efficient than baseboard heating and forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses. As air travels through ducts, some of the heat may be lost, which means your system has to work harder and longer to maintain temperatures. Those with allergies may also prefer radiant heat because they do not push allergens into the air around your home.
Heated Floors Cost
How much do heated floors cost? Your choice of system will determine the final cost. An electric radiant heating system may cost anywhere from $5-$10 per square foot of product plus the cost of the installation which may be $10-$15 per square foot. Unfortunately, the cost of installing a hydronic system varies. Luckily, you can reach out to us for an estimate to get an idea of what it will cost you.
Why Choose HD Air?
For over five decades HD Air has provided heating services for residents throughout Massachusetts. Our team provides fast, reliable service—even in emergency situations. We’re so confident in our services that we offer a money-back guarantee. Give our highly trained technicians a call at (413)-241-7068 or schedule an appointment online.