Keep Your Toes Warm this Winter with In-Floor Heating
We know that feeling. The one where you don’t want to jump out of your cozy, warm bed just yet, for fear of stepping onto that cold floor. The thought of it sends shivers down our spine. Let’s face it, hardwood or tile flooring can feel downright uncomfortable during the winter months.
So, what do you do about it? You can install carpet, lay down some area rugs or always keep a pair of slippers close-by. Or you can be warm and efficient with in-floor radiant heat. Did you know that in-floor radiant heat systems are durable and reliable, capable of outlasting any home furnace? Plus, it’s more affordable than ever and offers a level of comfort all of us in Alaska need during our code winters. There are two different types of in-floor heating you can install - electric coil or tubes of heated water (radiant heating.)
Radiant floor heating is your most effective heating system in terms of efficiency. It’s approximately 20% more efficient than forced air or baseboard heat. As the water warms the floor, heat radiates upward resulting in even heat from the bottom up.
With proper care and maintenance, a floor heating system can last up to 35 years! And, radiant floor heating warms a room from the floor up, meaning your thermostat can be set at a much lower temperature. Who doesn’t love saving money on your monthly utility bill?
One of our favorite things about heated floors, is that you don’t have to deal with constant forced air through your vents. This means, you’ll have less dust and fewer allergens circulating throughout your home. You can also say “goodbye” to that loud furnace starting up at all hours of the night too!
If you’re thinking about installing in-floor heating during your upcoming remodel or renovation, discuss your options with our design team at Taylored Restoration. Be sure to keep your toes warm this winter no matter what method you decide to use!