If you're looking for a better way to heat your new home, you owe it to yourself to consider an in-floor heating system. Unlike traditional heating systems, in-floor heating systems are installed under your flooring. That means there's no bulky heating system to install on your roof or in the attic. But, there are other benefits to consider as well. Here are just four of the many reasons to choose in-floor heating for your new home.
Improved Heat Control
If you had to deal with cold spots in your previous homes, the problems may have been related to the heating systems you had installed. Ordinary heating systems operate through a system of ducts and vents. If the system isn't installed properly, cold spots can develop. Those cold spots prevent your home from having adequate heat control. In-floor heating isn't like that. With an in-floor heating system, heat radiates through the floors, which alleviates issues related to ducts and vents. As a result, you're able to control the heat flow through your home.
Improved Air Quality
If your allergy symptoms seem to get worse when you're in your home, it's time to invest in an in-floor heating system. Allergies, asthma and other breathing-related health issues can be aggravated by ordinary heating systems. That's because dust, pollen and pet dander can blow into your home through the ducts. If you want to avoid the air quality issues related to ordinary heating systems, talk to your contractor about installing an in-floor heating system in your new home.
If you want your new home to be energy efficient, choose an in-floor heating system. In-floor heating systems cost less to operate and allow more of the heat to remain in your home. That's because the heat radiates from the floor, ensuring that the living area remains warm. Not only that, but it takes less energy to operate the system. That means you'll spend less on your heating bills.
If you plan to have tile, vinyl or hardwood floors in your home, you need to think about your feet. Ordinary heating systems will warm the living space in your home, but they'll do nothing to warm the floors. That means the floors in your new home will be very cold during the winter months. In-floor heating systems keep your home warm from the floors up, which means you'll never deal with cold feet again.