We’ve all experienced that awful experience of going to the kitchen to make some coffee in the middle of winter, and feeling like our feet were going to turn into ice cubes! Luckily, there is something that you can do to remedy this without having to wear your fuzzy slippers every single day. Hydronic heating can keep your floors and your feet toasty all year long.
Hydronic heating, or under floor heating, is very common today. It might seem like a luxury to some, but in certain types of weather, it’s actually a very smart investment. Certain places in the country can be easily below freezing for many months out of the year. It’s bad enough that we have to go out into the freezing cold snow. We might as well be comfortable in our own homes!
Today, electric heated floors are not that expensive to have installed. Infloor heating is actually much more affordable than other forms of centralized heat. Installation of heated floors is fairly reasonable and don’t usually require a significant amount of maintenance. Central heat is not cheap to install and it can rack up your utility bills during the cold winter months. Believe it or not, hydronic heating can also radiate throughout your home as well. In some areas, it may just eliminate the need for centralized heat altogether.
Another thing to consider is that most homes don’t require electric floor heating all over the home for one simple reason. The fact is that most homes don’t have floors in every single room. The majority of homes have carpeting throughout and only have flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. That means that the cost of hydronic heating can be even lower. Hydronic heating works well with both tile and wood.
An important part to consider in any heating process is insulation. The cost of energy continues to rise. Proper insulation will not only help to cut down on the cost of keeping one’s home heated, but it can also allow for an easier way to keep one’s home nice and comfy. Particularly if you are moving into a new home or renovating your home, considering the proper insulation and the option of hydronic heating can save you money in the long run.
Believe it or not, hydronic heating is appropriate for any living environment. Let’s face it, even sunny Los Angeles can get a bit cold in the winter!