Floor heating is now a popular choice in today’s Canadian homes as it provides comfort beyond comparison and provides even heat distribution making it an efficient heating system. Check out these seven tips for what you should know about floor heating systems and hopefully it may help you to make the right decision when purchasing a heating system.

1- It’s cheaper to run than radiators
since it heats more evenly from the floor up and does not overheat the space. That means savings of up to 25% on the average Quebec family’s annual heating bill. Floor heating systems are often are called low-temperature systems. Because their heating surface is vastly larger than other systems, a much lower temperature is required to reach the same level of heat transfer.

2- It reaches the desired temperature quickly
in as little as 20 minutes. Since floor heating systems do not heat the air, but rather use the solid mass of the floor to transfer heat they are able to heat a room quicker and keep energy waste to a minimum.

3- It produces radiant heat
the type of warmth we feel from the sun, and warms from the ground up using less energy by not heating the air at the top of the room. Floor heating systems release heat evenly so that you are enveloped by warmth that radiates from the floor and spreads to surrounding surfaces. Traditional heating systems heat the air, which of course rises toward the ceiling where it gathers. Those systems pump hot air towards the ceiling of the room while the floor stays cold. So to feel warm, we often find ourselves increasing the temperature and overheating, which then dries the air and substantially increases our bills.

4- There are no cold spots
as it covers the entire floor making for a comfortable environment. . With the floor heating system evenly distributed on the surface area, the result is a warm floor that nicely compliments the atmosphere of a home.

5- It gives you complete design freedom
since every wall is freed up , this liberates up to 10% floor and wall space that would otherwise be taken up by radiators. There are no heat vents, no ducts, no pipes, no furnace room. Floor heating systems give you complete freedom of design when remodeling or building your home.

6- Minimum air movement means less dust circulating
the result, fewer dust mites and allergens in the air. The radiant heat produced by the floor heating system reduces humidity & air circulation, meaning that there are fewer dust mites and allergens in the indoor air. There are also no hot low-level surfaces or hard metal edges, as with radiators, making the system extremely child-friendly.

7- what to look for when buying floor heating
– technically skilled staff
When looking for a floor heating installer, you should keep in mind that the heating system is installed under the floor and you really only want to install the system down once. For obvious reasons.

– reliable support
Remember that you are not just buying a heating system, you are also buying the service that comes with it. Support service is something that guarantees that should you ever experience issues with your system, you will have help.

– accreditation
Purchasing a brand that is not only reputable, but also carries several 3rd party accréditations is important.

If you are considering floor heating talk to us! At A.Z. Electric, we’re always there to help if you have any questions.

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