Infloor heat, or radiant heating, has numerous advantages here in the mountains!
The most obvious advantages of infloor or radiant heat are the increased efficiency and cleanliness factors. When compared to the standard baseboard or forced air heating systems, infloor heat wins on all levels.
By not losing any energy used to heat a system through air ducts, infloor heat is much more efficient, saving both energy and money. Additionally, allergy sufferers can benefit from the lack of moving air through ducts that can harbor molds and pollen spores. Whether you suffer from allergies or not, the cleanliness of your home is increased by the lack of dust and debris that flows out of standard heating duct systems. The versatility of optional heating sources for these infloor systems also adds to their appeal. Electricity, solar, gas and oil are all energy sources that can be used with this type of heating system.
There are three types of radiant floor heat: radiant air floors (air is the heat-carrying medium); electric radiant floors; and hot water (hydronic) radiant floors. Call us at 970-337-9443 to discuss your options to improve your heating efficiency and comfort.