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are many reasons to choose radiant floor heating, but it really boils down to
being the 'smart' heating choice
heating just makes sense!
For almost all heat applications,
radiant floor heating has become the smart choice for educated consumers. That's
why more and more people are choosing to specify radiant floor heat in their new
home or renovation.
The number-one benefit of radiant
floor heat is, of course, comfortyou really can't
beat radiant if you want to be able to walk around the house in your bare feet
on a cold winter's (or even chilly spring or fall) day. This is probably the number-one
reason why it has often been considered a "luxury" heating method. (It's
rumored that Oprah has radiant floor heat in a Florida home so she can have warm
tootsies even with the air conditioning on!) But more and more people realize
that radiant heat isn't just for the rich and famous: the cost really is quite
reasonable, and you too can live in "luxury!"
heat is so comfortable because it basically turns your floor into a very large
radiator. Electric heating cables, electric heating mats or hot water circulating
under the floor causes heat to radiate slowly from
the floor upwards. As the heat radiates throughout the room, it actually heats
the objects and people in the roomeverything is heated slowly and thoroughly
and retains heat longer, giving you a very even and comfortable warmth.
benefits of installing radiant floor heat in your home or office include:
|t's Cleanwith everything contained and no
air being blown about your home, dust, pollen, and other allergens are reduced.
Radiant floor heating is great for anyone, but especially those who suffer from
||It's Quiet and hiddenyou
don't see air vents or hear loud fans working-it's quiet and takes up a lot less
space in your home.
Why is Radiant heat
so popular today?
Radiant heat has really gained in popularity
in the US in the past 5-10 years.
Home improvement shows
such as This Old House have extolled the
benefits of radiant floor heat on numerous occasions and many home-related magazines
have featured articles about the comfort and energy savings achieved through radiant
floor heating. Richard Trethewey, of This Old House,
is a Rehau representative
and is always speaking about the benefits of Radiant Floor Heat. Here's
where you can read one of Richard's articles on this subject.
heat products have become widely available here in the US, and more and more homeowners
are realizing that they too can enjoy the benefits of radiant heat. Radiant floor
heat isn't just for upper-end home owners anymore.
of the Ultra-Fin Radiant Floor Heating System.
It uses high-temperature (150-180-degree)
water to create
a convection current in the subfloor to heat the room above.
Low-E LS160 Reflective Tab Insulation will be installed
to keep the heat
in the joist cavity and force it upwards.
heat technology isn't newit is a proven, reliable method of heating your
home. Radiant floor heat has been successfully used in Europe for years and it
is estimated that 50% of all new European construction employs radiant
floor heat. This is probably due to higher energy costs, which the US is just
now beginning to experience. The availability, reliability, and comfort of radiant
floor heat has made it the fastest growing type of heating system in the US, and
we think this is more than just a trendwe believe it is the heating system
of choice for this century.
Wright specified radiant heat in most of his homes, including Western PA's
famous Fallingwaterso your home will be in good and prestigious company
when you choose to install radiant heat!
If you want
the comfort that only radiant floor heat can offer, call us todaywe're
here to help you "Live in Luxury!"
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