Radiant Flooring

Definition

A heating system using tubes or electric wires installed underneath the flooring.

Things you need to know

Hydronic radiant flooring is the most commonly used and most cost-effective type. It is generally more efficient than forced-air or baseboard heating. Electric radiant floors usually save money only if they are combined with a significant thermal mass (i.e. a thick concrete floor) and only if your local electric company offers time-of-use rates.

Also known as

Radiant Floor Heating, In-Floor Heating

Cost Considerations

A hydronic radiant floor heating system normally runs less than $3 per square foot.

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