Today for the first time in months there’s a chill in the air. We all know what that means – Autumn is coming. Properly preparing your home for another long and cold winter can save you and your family lots of money on heating expenses as well as discomfort. One of the best investments you can make for your home this winter is by installing radiant heat flooring.
If you’re not familiar with how radiant heat floors work it’s is actually quite simple. Hot water tubes or electrical wires are snaked across the floor and then hidden underneath your floors– tile, wood or even carpet. Contrary to conventional air heating systems, radiant heat warms your room in a more comfortable and cost efficient way. When hot air comes out of a heater in your home, the air immediately rises and then sinks while cooling off. Radiant heat on the other hand, comes directly from underneath warming up any objects (or people) they strike which then radiates the captured heat in return. And depending on how well insulated your house is, radiant heat floors can be up to 30 percent more efficient than standard forced air heating systems.
Over the summer, we have been working in numerous homes preparing them for the winter. Here are some photos we took of tube installation from a recent kitchen project in Chappaqua, NY:
Contact us today to get a quote on radiant heat for your home this winter.