In Floor Radiant Heating Calgary
Is Radiant Heat expensive to run?
It depends on the system you are using and the electricity cost in your area. However, if you compare it with the traditional heating system, you will find a radiant heating system as less costly to run. Hydronic heating systems tend to be cost-effective in the long run in contrast to the electrical radiant heating system. A hydronic heating system can work on a lower thermostat setting, which makes it a plus point for energy efficiency.
What is a radiant heat system?
The radiant heat system is a heating system which is designed to provide warm feel and comfort in the house through infrared radiation during winters. This system works through a complex structure of pipes or coils installed either under the floor, walls, or ceiling. Radiant heat system heats the objects and bodies in the room through infrared radiation to make the environment cozy and comfortable throughout the colder season of the year.
The whole set up is fixed between the visible floor and the subfloor where the PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) tubing structure or electrical wires are laid. PEX tubes/wires are the safest and most reliable wires that can be used for radiant heat system. This setup heats the floor, and the warmth then spread to the whole area and then move upwards.