Ever wondered what it’d be like hopping out of bed in winter and your feet touching a warm floor instead of cold? It’s possible with radiant floor heating. This radiant heat system can feature electrical wires or hot-water pipes underneath your flooring, keeping your feet warm with every step thanks to heated floors.
Homeowners wondering if floor heating is the right option for them—take a few minutes to read on. We’ll explore the pros and cons of radiant floor heating, and why you should trust us with installation and repair.
Radiant Floor Heating Installation
Ready to experience the luxury of heated floors in your home? Then you should call the experts in radiant floor heating installation—HD Air. Our technicians are familiar with these underfloor heating systems and come prepared with the right tools and equipment to get the job done right.
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. Depending if it’s electric or hydronic radiant floor heating, our team will wire it correctly or install pipes that lead from your boiler and go underneath the flooring.
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
Radiant Floor Heating Repair
Is your floor heating system not working properly? Call our team for help. Our reliable technicians are familiar with several different types of systems including hydronic heaters. We can provide repair services without damaging your floor.
Pros & Cons of Heated Floors
Still not sure if heated floors are right for your home? Read through these pros and cons to help you decide what’s best.
Advantages of Radiant Floor Heating
Unlike a typical HVAC heating system, radiant floor heating can evenly distribute heat and requires no ducts. This floor heating system can be up to 25% more energy efficient than forced air heating. And since it doesn’t rely on ductwork to spread the warmth, you don’t need to worry about leaks that would lead to deficiencies or higher bills.
After initial installation, most homeowners don’t experience problems with their radiant floor heating system for a long time. Typically these systems can last about 20 years or more. However, if you ever do run into a problem or you know your current system is reaching that 20-year mark, you can rely on our technicians to help you repair or replace it.
If your home uses a furnace, you’re probably familiar with the sounds it can make. Now imagine the same heat but without that noise. That’s what you can expect from a radiant heating system. No matter what room you install it in, you’ll never have to worry about it being noisy or disruptive.
Disadvantages of Radiant Floor Heating
Flooring Replacement Required
Getting a radiant floor heating system installed comes at the cost of your existing flooring. For some homeowners, this is a great opportunity to get heated flooring and new flooring on top of it. But if you’ve recently had new flooring installed or love your current flooring—this could be an issue.
Since this system goes beneath the surface of your flooring, it may raise your floor up to an inch. This can be a problem if the room has an in-swinging door and can become a tripping hazard. Before installing radiant heating floors, ensure that the room or area can tolerate a bit of a raise.
Why Choose HD Air?
Some home projects can be done on your own, but when it comes to installing or repairing your radiant heating flooring system—choose the experienced professionals at HD Air. We offer:
- No-breakdown guarantee
- Same-day service
- Complete satisfaction.
Experiencing an emergency? Our team can be there to help any time of day or night. We’re dedicated to helping you stay nice and comfortable in your home all year round. Don’t hesitate to call
1-413-233-4836 whenever you need us.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.