Heating system can be installed under variety of hard flooring
Heating system can be installed under variety of hard flooring While many homeowners desire the benefits of hard-surface flooring - easy maintenance, less allergens, elegant aesthetic - some may not want to part with the underfoot warmth that carpeting provides. But, thanks to new advancements in flooring technologies, individuals can easily warm their hard floors from beneath the surface.
According to the Calgary Herald, though radiant floor heating systems have been around for awhile, new electric floor heating systems are more affordable and easier to install - heating element mats are rolled out on top of the subfloor, connected to a power supply and topped by the final floor covering.
And, because electric heating systems can be installed under a variety of flooring, such as engineered wood and laminate, homeowners aren't limited, aesthetically.
Those looking for a new and innovative way to heat their homes may also want to consider floor heating systems. This Old House magazine reports that a radiant heating system can be up to 30 percent more efficient than forced-air heating, depending upon the house's insulation.
While experts claim that installing the heating systems can easily be a do-it-yourself project, wary homeowners can hire professionals for the job.