Radiant Floor Heating: Cost, Comfort, Capability

by Dave Logan


Crawling out of bed on a cold, winter morning and having your bare feet gently meet a toasty warm floor sounds pretty good, huh? Of course it does! So maybe it’s time to consider some radiant floor heating (RFH) for your home.

There are two types of RFH: electric and hydronic. One nice advantage of RFH is consistent, constant heat throughout an entire room or home. If you think about it, radiant heat can be much more efficient than a typical forced-air system; where heat is forced through ducts in your home, rises throughout your home, finally cools, and then drops.

Another nice advantage? Better efficiency means better economics, too. Our own team members and customers have reported savings of more than 30% by using an RFH system. Even if you live in an older home, you may find that an RFH system can be easily installed. Look into it and see if it will work for you. The long-term cost savings are absolutely worth it, even if you only elect for an RFH system in one or two rooms.

The costs can vary significantly, depending on which RFH system you choose: electric or hydronic. We recommend having a pro come out to your home and talk to you about the pros, cons, and overall costs of RFH systems.