Cost Of Heat

Under Floor Radiant Heat Pricing  

The thing to understand is; under floor radiant heat pricing can vary based on the type of under floor heating system used. If you are shopping for under flooring heat, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You want to make an informed decision based on your floor and heating needs.

 
Why Radiant?

 

Why Under Floor Radiant Heat?

We all want to be comfortable in our homes, and being comfortable can be highly energy efficient with under floor radiant warmth. Our physical comfort comes from the combined temperature of the air and the present radiant energy. When either is too low, we are often uncomfortable. When you increase the energy in your home, you find yourself more comfortable. Often, this comfort can be achieved at a much lower air temperature than you previously used, resulting in a significant savings in your electric bill.

Types of Under Floor Radiant Heat

When considering under floor warming options, you should also consider the types of systems available. We’ll look at three available systems: Closed Heating System, Indirect Heating System, and Open Direct Heating System.

Closed Heating System

A closed system is used for independently performing the underfloor heating duties. To accomplish the necessary under flooring radiant heat, a closed system uses either an independent water heater, or an independent boiler, to raise the temperature of water (or a chemical solution) and then this water or solution is pumped through special tubing in the floor. This is a common system, and inspectors typically approve it when they are checking building code standards.

 

Choices

Indirect Heating System

The indirect heating system is able to use your standard water heater for both the underfloor heat, as well as the home use of hot water (laundry, showers, dishes, etc.). The way an indirect heating system is able to use the same water heater for both functions is by the use of a heat exchanger.

Your Needs

Open Direct Heating System

One of the more cost effective underfloor radiant heat options would be the open direct heating system. The open direct heating system uses a highly efficient water heater that provides heated water for the underfloor radiant warmth as well as for all of the home uses for hot water (laundry, dishes, showers, etc.). The open direct system is highly energy efficient, and very cost effective. Plus, an open direct heating system can be converted to use solar energy at your convenience.

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You should call around for under floor radiant heater pricing, as several companies are able to do the installs and their prices may vary based on materials they use, and what they charge for labor costs. If you are the do it yourself type, you can even install some underfloor systems for a lower price by doing it yourself. Doing some further research will help you make an informed decisions, which will help ensure that you get the best under floor radiant heat pricing.

 

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Suppliers

There are numerous suppliers of water underfloor heating systems and we are not here to recommend one supplier over another. Instead we want to give you the independant facts to help you make up your own mind based on your own individual needs. Read more...