Radiant Floor Heating
So you ask why your new home should have Radiant Floor Heating? Radiant heating has a number of advantages: it is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. The lack of moving air can also be advantageous to people with severe allergies. Hydronic (liquid-based) systems use little electricity, a benefit for homes off the power grid or in areas with high electricity prices (like Vancouver). The hydronic systems can also be heated with a wide variety of energy sources, including standard gas, wood or oil-fired boilers, solar water heaters, or some combination of these heat sources.
Despite their name, radiant floor heating systems also depend heavily on convection (the natural circulation of heat within a room, caused by heat rising from the floor).If you are unfamiliar as to what a radiant floor heating system looks like, this video shows you one of our recent projects and the radiant water lines in which hot water will eventually run throughout all three levels of the house.