How well radiant floor heating works to warm your home and its efficiency can depend on the type of floor covering you prefer. While you can use laminated wood floors, carpet, linoleum or even vinyl, experts recommend ceramic tile as it adds thermal storage and is a good conductor of heat.
Solid wood floors are not the best choice for radiant floor heat due to the fact the heat can dry out the wood, resulting in cracking or shrinking. If you prefer the wood look, choose laminate wood flooring. Many homeowners like carpeting; if this is your choice, choose thick or dense padding and a thin carpet. Linoleum and vinyl are often popular floor covering choices for the kitchen and bath, but be aware that the efficiency of radiant heating can be reduced with any type of covering that insulates the floor from the room.
There are many advantages in choosing radiant floor heating including up to 30% savings on energy costs. This type of heating system can be used in conjunction with geothermal technology as well, and features a 30-year warranty valid from installation date. Energy efficient, healthier for your family, exceptional warmth and comfort, and added resell value to your home. In a word, superior.
To learn more about radiant floor heat and whether it is the best choice for your SE Michigan home, contact the experts at Haley Mechanical today. A barefoot comfort like you have never experienced before!