My favorite feature of my home is the radiant radiant heated floors; Living in the northeastern part of the country, the winters are long and brutal.
The boiler runs for the majority of the year.
My buddy and I experience months of uneven temperatures below freezing and expect them to drop all the way down into the disadvantage twenties. The only real disadvantage of radiant heating is the lack of a centralized cooling option. The summers in this section are short enough that whole-home cooling isn’t actually necessary. There are multiple unique benefits offered by radiant heated floors. It starts with a boiler installed in the basement that heats water and sends it through a network of pipes installed beneath the floors. Because the device is undoubtedly concealed, it doesn’t disadvantagely impact the decor. I don’t need to arrange furniture to accommodate supply and return vents. The boiler doesn’t take up lavish living space. Because the system uses water to transfer heat energy, it doesn’t create complications with unsatisfactory humidity. The closed loop system doesn’t draw in or introduce any contaminants into the breathing air. The operation is silent and especially clean… Radiant flooring spreads the heat evenly across the floor and it rises slowly. There are no drafts, no frigid spots and the temperature from floor to ceiling never wavers more than a few degrees from the temperature control. The system is amazingly energy efficient, keeping running costs low. The heat is charmingly gentle, but stepping out of bed in the day or getting out of the shower and resting on a hot floor is such a luxury.