Radiant floor heating is not a new concept. It’s been around since Roman times and it is the primary method for indoor comfort throughout Europe, where climates can be much colder compared to areas in North America. Radiant has been proven to be the more efficient, economical and comfortable way to condition a space, yet it continues to only be used in about 4% of homes and businesses in the United States.
Radiant systems offer numerous benefits, including greater system efficiencies, better indoor environmental quality and superior human thermal comfort. Radiant floor heating can work under any floor covering: carpet, tile, hardwood, slate, cork, bamboo and even concrete. Best of all, a radiant system is designed in zones, which means each room can have a different thermostat setting, adding to the system’s efficiency.