Floor Heating Systems are increasingly becoming a popular choice with homeowners. Whether they are building a new home or undertaking renovation, it seems to be the go-to choice. The radiant heating system has brought about a revolution in the way we heat our homes. However, with popularity also comes its dark sides. Many myths surround this method of heating our homes. Sometimes these myths can prevent us from making a well-informed decision. We are here to help you understand what the system really is and how it would be a great fit for your home.
Suitable Only for Bathroom or Kitchen
When looking to install a heating system in the kitchen or bathroom, the radiant heating system seems to be the ideal choice as it is installed underneath the flooring. However, this by no means indicates that it can only be installed in wet rooms where there is tile flooring. The system efficiently and evenly distributes heat in every room that which they are installed. Though tile is a great flooring material to be paired with the radiant system, it works beautifully even when installed under carpet flooring.
Needs to be installed throughout the house
This myth is bound to deter you from installing the system. If the installation is to be taken place in an already existing home, the entire flooring needs to be teared up. This is far from the truth. You get to decide where you want to install the system. It can be installed in the room of your choice or throughout the house. Installing it in one room will mean that you don’t have to renovate the whole house for it.
Can only be installed with Tile or Concrete Floors
It is said to be suitable for bathrooms and kitchens because the flooring used there is concrete or tiling. Both these materials are great conductors of heat. They make an ideal pair with the radiant heating system. However, the choices don’t have to be limited to that. It can be installed under various flooring materials like carpet, laminate and hardwood. The experts will guide you about which radiant system would be ideal for the flooring material you want to choose.
It Omits Heat
When we say something omits heat, we are implying that there is a transfer of energy. That is not how the radiant heating system works. As the name suggests it radiates heat, meaning it absorbs, reflects and transmits energy. The heat from the system rises upwards to warm up the entire room.
Overheats the house
Before installing any heating system, it is crucial to note the insulation of the room and the number of windows present. Poor insulation could lead to the room or the house being overheated. This can be easily controlled by improving insulation or adding windows to your home. Unless either of these issues pre-exists in your home, there are no chances that the floor heating system will overheat the home.