Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we live in a climate dominated by the need for heating. The most important feature that your home heating system provides is comfort. Hydronic or liquid based Radiant floor heating provides the ultimate in home comfort. No more stepping out of bed onto a cold bathroom floor in the morning!
Hydronic radiant systems work by pumping heated water from a boiler through tubing laid in a pattern under the floor. Each room is then controlled by using zoning valves, pumps and thermostats which regulate water flow through the system. Because of its versatile installation, radiant heat can provide more livable space in the home. Traditional forced air systems require extensive duct work with large return air chases, taking up valuable square footage.
Our experts will consider multiple factors when developing a plan for your new radiant heating system. Wood, vinyl, carpet and ceramic tile each have a different storage capacity for heat and the system needs to be fine tuned so that the system can run efficiently. Although all floor coverings may be used with radiant heating systems, ceramic tile is the most common and effective because of its ability to store heat. Once all of your needs, floorings, and the size of your space are considered we can then determine the best plan for your new radiant heating system.