Benefits and Installation Costs of In ­Floor Heating

1. In­floor Heating

This is a scenario where a radiant heating system supplies heat directly to the panels of the wall or to the floors or ceiling of a house ­ from the heated surface to people, animals and objects in the room by infrared radiation. The warmth a person feels is akin to the one people get when there is a hot stove­top across the room.

2. Benefits of In­floor Heating

In­floor heating is more efficient than the baseboard heating and it is definitely more efficient than forced­air heating as it it obviates duct losses.
It is friendly to people with allergies because it does not distribute allergens like forced air systems.
The hydronic, or liquid­based systems utilize very little electricity, therefore, conferring advantages to homes that are off the power grid or that are placed where electricity prices are high.
The hydronic systems utilize wide range of energy sources to heat the liquid­ standard gas, solar water heaters, wood­fire boilers, etc.
In­floor heating systems reduce the noise levels and amount of dry air in the home. It evenly distributes heat throughout the home

3. Installation and Costs

To install an in­floor heating system in an existing room, a person needs to devote a 15­ to 20­amp GFCI­safe circuit for the system, and the excuse to put a new tile floor. In case an individual is remodeling, it’s a good opportunity to satisfy both requirements. A retrofit the size of a bathroom­size warm­floor costs between $400 and $700­ inclusive of the cost of a new tile.
The system consumes about the same amount of power as three 100W light bulbs.
A person can install an in­floor heating system on their own or hire a professional to do it for them. It is recommended that a qualified and licensed electrician hook up the electrical circuit.