Floor heating is a wonderful addition to any home, especially in the winter time. If you have been tossing the idea around, it is important that you are fully aware of what the system offers you in terms of pros and cons. As with any product, there are some pros and cons to floor heating and we will cover them below for you.
Pro 1: They Last a Long Time
Radiant heating systems last a long time, if they are properly cared for and maintained. In fact, you can expect your investment to deliver decades of wonderful heat.
The key to a long life from your radiant heating system is to make sure that you follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions on how to care for the floor, clean it, etc. If you do this, your investment will pay for itself.
Pro 2: Heat Some of All Rooms
Many people like the fact that they can have floor heating installed in all rooms or just a couple of rooms. With that said, you can also have the heating system installed throughout the home and only activate the sections that you want.
Pro 3: No Overheating and Never Gets Too Hot
Radiant floor heating systems offer a smooth heat within your home and you never have to worry about the floors getting too hot. You will never burn your feet on the floor and the system does not pose a fire risk under the flooring.
The heat that is output from the radiant heating system is evenly dispersed across the entire floor for a comfortable warmth.
Con 1: Should Not Be Installed by Yourself
Unless you know what you are doing, you should not install floor heating on your own. This is because you may install the flooring incorrectly, which would lead to poor heat output and your home’s floor will not warm up as they should.
Con 2: Carpet Can Slow Down Heating
While carpet is not a bad flooring choice for your home and it does work with floor heating systems, the carpet may cause the heating process to slow down. In fact, you will find that the best flooring option is tile, then hardwood, and then carpet.
Con 3: Your Flooring May Need to Be Redone
Since floor heating goes underneath your flooring, you may have to have the current floor in your home removed and then replaced when you have the heating system installed. This can be a setback for some people, if they were not previously prepared for it. Make sure that you speak with your contractor to find out if your home’s flooring will need to be removed and then replaced once the radiant heating system has been installed.
If you plan to have floor heating installed in your home, it is important to know the pros and cons of the system. Radiant heating systems are awesome and will provide you with a smooth, even heat throughout your home all winter long. If you find that you have any questions about floor heating, do not hesitate and call the professionals at Heavenly Heat Inc. today.