Radiant floor heating technology, also known as ‘hydronic in-floor’ heating, is an exceptionally energy-efficient, comfortable and healthy way to heat. Radiant floor heat makes your home or building more energy-efficient by reducing infiltration losses and by only heating the lower half of the room. When assisted by a solar thermal system, the energy savings are even greater!
Advantages of Radiant Floor Heat
- Up to 30% reduction in operating costs compared to a standard forced air heating system
- Efficient heat distribution system takes advantage of the whole floor to heat a space, as opposed to forced air coming out of a small vent to heat a huge space.
- Eliminates the need for blowers and vents, providing heat without creating noise or circulating airborne particles (dust, mold, pollen, allergens, etc.)
- Low maintenance, no ducts to clean or filters to change
- Efficiently controlled heat on a room-by-room or zone-by-zone basis with the VersaCorDistribution System.
- Aesthetic value because it is virtually invisible
- Provides continuous, perfectly uniform heating
- Excellent system for delivering heat from solar thermal systems
How Radiant Floor Heating Works
The basic idea is simple. Hot water is run through tubing that is either attached under the floor or embedded in the concrete slab. The hot water running through the tubing warms the floor and radiates heat into the building. By heating the floor, you create a thermal inversion that traps cool air at the ceiling and circulates warm air where you are.
The details of how your radiant floor is built will depend on your specific situation, such as whether you’re working with new construction or an existing building, and what floor materials you’re using.
Learn about methods for installing radiant floors.
With 20+ years in the business and extensive practical knowledge of green building, Sundance can provide the best radiant floor heating solution for your home or business.