What do you know about in-floor heating? If you think it’s just for keeping feet warm and cozy in the bathroom or basement, you haven’t seen the whole picture. To help clear the air, we’ve put together this guide outlining radiant floor heating systems.
Again, however, don’t let the name alone fool you. These are much more than just heated floors. Using a series of either tubes or coils installed below your floor’s surface instead of ductwork, RFH systems circulate heat and warm the entire space from the ground up.
As with any HVAC system, there are positives and negatives to consider when it comes to RFH.
There are two types of RFH: electric and hydronic. Both provide the same essential function, but a few key differences should be considered when choosing one for your home.
When choosing which system to install, you should consider how it will be used and the associated costs. While electric systems are cheaper to install than hydronic, they will have a higher operating cost. As a result, hydronic RFH is more cost-effective in the long run for heating your whole house, whereas electric is ideal as a supplemental system in single rooms or areas.
There’s no universal choice when it comes to the right HVAC system. But by outlining radiant floor heating, we hope making the choice for you and your home is that much easier. Still unsure? The HVAC experts at Stafford Home Service are here for all your heating and cooling needs. Ready to bring RFH into your home? We’re currently offering $50 off in-floor heating installations on our promotions page. You must schedule an appointment by February 29, so claim yours and contact us to learn more!