There’s no comparison to radiant floors

A gas furnace relies on a duct system to transport heated air to the several rooms.

The heat is then blown into the space, where the majority tends to rise straight up to the ceiling. The air only falls back down once it cools. This process creates drafts and stratification and requires higher than necessary control equipment settings, and plus, the air blowing from the vents brings in all sorts of contaminants, such as dust and bacteria. The ducts make noise during operation, require service and tend to allow a good deal of heat to escape. An alternative to a forced air system is hydronic heating. In comparison, a boiler uses water to move heat energy. It is a closed system and doesn’t require fresh water or introduce pollutants into the air. The boiler utilizes a series of pipes which can affix to radiators, baseboard heating systems or radiant floor heating, however no other oil furnace compares to the benefits of radiant floor heating. This category of system is entirely concealed beneath the floor. It takes up no living space and there’s no need to arrange furniture to accommodate vents. Heated floors operate silently, require no service and create entirely even temperature. The heat is distributed evenly from wall to wall and rises entirely slowly. It heats every object standing on the floor, which then further radiates heat. The heat is entirely gentle and it doesn’t overly dry the air. Heated floors also accommodate zone control. A control equipment in each room allows for independent temperature settings to suit personal preference, occupancy and the needs of the particular space.

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