Everyone knows the struggle of getting out of bed in the morning especially when you have to get out of your warm and toasty bedding and step onto the ice cold floor. Carpets and rugs may work but trust me, nothing works better than a floor heating system. In this article, we will be looking at the major benefits of installing hydronic floor heating systems in your home. If you are wondering what this is, hydronic heating is a system of heating the floor by pumping hot water through hot water pipes that run under the floor. It should be noted that a hydronic heating system is considerably more expensive to install than an electric system however this upfront cost pays off in the long run with reduced operating costs which are much lower than an electric system. This means, when you compare the costs of an electric system to a hydronic one, you will realise that it is a worthwhile investment in the end.
The first benefit of a hydronic heating system is the increased comfort. You do not have to worry about cold floors, ever. Apart from that, the hot water floor heating system is even. This means that there are no sections of cold floor even during the colder seasons. You can comfortably walk barefooted in every living space in the house.
The second benefit is the fact that underfloor heating is cost effective. According to the laws of physics, hot air rises which is why it is usually such a struggle to keep the floor warm. Most of the time, with an electric heating system, it takes a longer time to get the floor warm because as stated before, heat rises. However, since hydronic heating works from the ground up, there is no heat loss and as a result and the heating systems helps keep the room warmer for longer with less energy consumption. This means that you will not have to fire up your furnace as often as you possibly would and you would end up saving a lot of energy in the process. Apart from this, you will save quite a lot in your heating bills.
The third benefit which is perhaps a benefit to many is the fact that the hydronic system is friendly to people with allergies. The traditional method of heating forces air to circulate in your vents taking with it dust particles, pollen and other debris that might cause allergies. For people who are particularly sensitive to allergens as well as people living with health issues like asthma. A hydronic floor heating system is ideal for a home with a new baby as well. The last thing you want for a new baby is an unhealthy environment. With traditional heating system, you could vacuum five times a day and still end up with a congested little one which will only be frustrating for both mum and baby. An underfloor heating system does not force anything into the air as it does not use any fans or blowers and this ensures that the air you breathe in is clean and healthy.