and cooling of your home is way more than just a central air
conditioner and a boiler. The versatility of these heating
and air conditioning systems is because of the different environment
across the world. For example, if a boiler works in one place that doesn’t mean
it will be an efficient heating system all over the world. That’s why other
heating systems like a heat
furnace, floor heating, etc. are designed or innovated. Among them, Radiant
floor heating system or RFH system is a very simple yet logical solution for a house
in cold regions.
There are two most common types of radiant floor heating
Electric radiant floor heating system
(Electric RFH system) &
Hydronic radiant floor heating system
(Hydronic RFH system)
Today, I am going to talk about Hydronic radiant floor
heating system only because it is the more efficient version between the two.
Hydronic Radiant Floor heating system (Hydronic RFH system) is more
As I have said, between the two floor heating systems, Hydronic
ones are more efficient. There are a couple of reasons behind it –
Fuel or energy efficiency
Compared to the electric
radiant floor heating system, the hydronic ones are much more efficient in fuel
or energy consumption. So, for term cost efficiency, hydronic floor heating
system is a better option.
No Air duct cleaning cost
Another advantage of Hydronic Radiant floor heating system
is it doesn’t need an air duct system to flow the heat. No air duct system
means no molds in duct, no mold
removal i.e. no air duct cleaning cost.
Installation efficiency for under construction
Apart from the cost efficiency in fuel or energy and air
duct cleaning, the hydronic floor heating ones are also efficient in
installation in under construction houses. Even though the equipment is
comparatively expensive than any other HVAC
system, it is still a cost-effective option if you consider installing it
when the floor is being made. Besides, even though the Hydronic radiant floor heating
system costs more than a forced heating system or a gas furnace, it is worth it
since they are more efficient than other conventional heating options.
However, when it comes to installing the Hydronic Radiant
Floor Heating system to your existing house, the HVAC cost will increase as you
will most probably need to rip apart your entire floor and then redo again. For
the same reason, the situations when you need to call AC repair guys (usually
provide AC maintenance & repair
services usually provide services for Radiant Floor Heating systems too) will
take a toll from your wallet as they would need to fix the heating system by
tearing up your floor. But don’t worry, these floor heating systems are very
efficient and malfunctions or mechanical failures are an unlikely scenario. If
you ask any HVAC expert, you can confirm that a hydronic radiant could indeed
last for 40 years while any other heating system namely a furnace would only
last 10 to 25 years.
Installation efficiency for under construction
Another advantage of the HVAC system is you get a number of
options to choose from when it comes to the source to heat water.
You can choose more conventional options like oil-fired
boilers or Gas fired boilers. But if you are living in an are where gas is not
accessible, you can choose solar or kerosene water heater to the water that will
carry heat throughout the house.
If you have a big house in a cold region like Canada, the
best option for you will be a boiler since it is efficient for a larger space.
Maintenance for the Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating System
Unlike other HVAC system equipment, these floor heating systems
don’t require much maintenance.
An annual checkup and lubrication time to time would do just
Let’s wrap things up.
In short, if you are building your new house, Hydronic Radiant
Floor Heating system is a good option for you. Even though the equipment is expensive,
for longevity and cost-efficiency, it is still one of the best heating
solutions. Besides, for a larger house, it has few options as the source to heat
the water since the water will be flowing through the floor while carrying and
dispersing the heat. So, if you are planning to install a new heating system
while the house is under construction, the hydronic radiant floor is the one you
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