It seems like everybody is remodeling these days. With everyone spending moretime at home, not only are the dated features of our properties more obvious,but we also have the time and flexibility to meet contractors and supervisechanges. New flooring is always a popular upgrade and heated floors are oneoption worth considering.
Heated floors involve adding heating elements under the flooring materials. Manypeople love a heated tile floor in the bathroom, or heated laminate in a chillybasement. Today’s radiant heating systems are more durable and energy-efficientthan ever before and, with proper maintenance, can last over 30 years.
While more expensive upfront, heated floors save money by lowering the amountof heating needed from the furnace. Since heat rises, the furnace does not needto work as hard to warm the same space. Radiant floors are also great for allergysufferers. Forced air furnaces push dirt, dust, and pollen through the vents, whichcan be irritating—especially during winter months when homes are closed off tooutdoor breezes.
Even with these advantages, the decision to install heated floors is not necessarilyan easy one. Radiant floors are expensive. A radiant floor system will cost morethan replacing a furnace with a new energy-efficient model; however, the radiantfloor can also last about 3 times as long. Heated flooring also heads up moreslowly than a furnace, so upgrading to a smart home version will help ensure thefloors are heated when they need to be.
Radiant heated floors are becoming more popular and affordable. Whenremodeling or replacing flooring, they are a great upgrade to traditional floorsand will save in energy and maintenance costs over the years while providingcomfort and warmth in the home.
Author:Tatiana Mello Phone: 956-242-5130 Dated: November 30th 2020 Views: 33 About Tatiana: ...
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