In a major study, EU-RAY (European Radiant Heating & Cooling Association), concluded that compared with a variety of low temperature radiator (LTR) combinations, Radiant Floor Heating was:
The type of floor heating installation depends on your project.
It used to be that floor heating was something that could only be installed in new homes, and was usually just put in the basement and run off the hot water heater. Times have changed and now floor heating can be installed in all types of situations.
CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES:
- In the floor joists
- DryAbove™ or basement floors and sunken living areas.
- Underneath the floor boards in your unfinished basement or where there are ceiling tiles.
- Put an extra room above the garage, or turn your deck or balcony into extra indoor living space.
Radiant floor heating is compatible with all types of floor coverings, even hardwood, so you can have the type of floor that you want. With floor heating, your floors can be comfortable all year long. The system maintains a minimum floor temperature during spring and fall when heating may not be required, but warm floors are still desired.