Dating back to the Roman Empire, radiant heating systems first served as an uncommon luxury only found in the wealthiest of homes. Today, radiant heating systems have evolved into a smart concept that can provide the everyday homeowner with exceptional comfort and energy-efficient technology. Thanks to the effects that these evolving sustainability practices are having on modern construction, there have been an increasing number of consumers utilizing this system.
Whether it’s due to its ease-of-use, indoor air quality benefits, energy-efficient warmth or cost savings, new technology in the form of radiant floor heating is being created to shift how consumers interact with sustainable buildings from the planning phase, all the way through final completion and beyond. How? The answer is simple. Electric radiant floor heating systems are easy to install, produce no noise, require no maintenance, are non-allergenic and heat up quickly to provide uniform floor heating. Through a series of wires, typically customizable for design flexibility, electric radiant floor heating produces heat through thermal radiation. By heating the floor rather than the surrounding air, which can be less energy efficient due to duct losses, diffused heat radiates from the floor up and is absorbed by surrounding objects that in turn help warm the entire room. An added plus -- homeowners are free from having to use radiators, baseboards and vents which creates a more aesthetically pleasing environment. Now more than ever, radiant heating systems are changing the game in the flooring industry.