Unlike conventional forced-air heating, Radiant Comfort relies on hot water being pumped through the tubing placed beneath the floor. The heat from the water is transferred to the flooring and heats the air, providing an energy efficient, and much more comfortable living space.
The most noticeable difference between Radiant Comfort and a forced-air heating system is the comfort. In a conventional forced-air system, the heat collects at the highest points of the building. However, radiant heat starts by heating the floor, evenly distributing through the room, which helps in avoiding losing heat to unwanted spaces.
Notice the poor heat distribution shown in the figure on the left, which utilizes a forced-air system, compared to the figure on the right, which uses Radiant Comfort.
PROVIDES A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT:
Radiant heat provides improved air quality by reducing the allergens in the air. Forced air systems circulate allergens, dust and other airborne particles throughout the rooms in your building.
REDUCED ENERGY COSTS:
Warm water from a boiler is circulated along continuous reinforced polyethylene pipes which are laid under or in the floor’s surface. The water is heated to a lower temperature than traditional central heating, making it more energy efficient. Typically each room in the building has its own circuit, allowing each room to be controlled by an individual thermostat.
UNLIMITED FLOOR OPTIONS:
Competing products have limitations on what type of floors can be installed above their systems. With Radiant Comfort, the options are endless, from carpet or hardwood, to ceramic tiles or finished concrete.