Radiant heat means the way underfloor heating provides heat. It has several benefits with the key being the way the heat is distributed. Underfloor heating heats a room evenly from the floor up and does not overheat the space, saving up to 40% on the average family’s annual heating bill.
Underfloor heating turns the entire floor surface into a radiant heater heating the lower half of the room, creating a comfortable overall room temperature. Whereas forced air systems distribute heat unevenly creating hot and cold spots in a room, underfloor heating provides even heat meaning that the system has to run for a shorter period of time, saving energy, to obtain the same level of comfort.
GOOD INSULATION ESSENTIAL
To fully benefit from the energy efficiency achieved with an underfloor heating system, it is important that insulation has been thought of. As with any system good insulation means low heat loss and that all heat produced is efficiently utilised to heat a room.
A THERMOSTAT PROMOTES ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Taking control of the heating settings and programming an underfloor heating system to heat a space only when desired is key in achieving an energy efficient heating system. By utilizing all the functionality of the thermostats available in the market today, you can save hundreds of dollars in your heating bills.