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The Benefits of In-Floor Heating

The benefits of in-floor heating can help create a more comfortable environment for you and your family, as well as help cut down on your electric bill. At Expert Electric, we understand how beneficial in-floor heating can be. That is why we offer a selection of residential electrical services and commercial electrical services for installing electric radiant in-floor heating systems.

What is Electric Radiant In-Floor Heating?

Electric radiant in-floor heating systems consist of electric cables that are built into the floor. This type of in-floor heating can be particularly beneficial in areas with significant thermal mass because, if the thermal mass is large enough, the heat stored in it can keep the house comfortable for eight to ten hours without any further electrical input.

The Benefits of In-Floor Heating

Some of the main benefits of in-floor heating include:

1. Low Maintenance

One of the most popular reasons for choosing in-floor heating is because it rarely requires any maintenance once it has been installed. This means that you will be able to save money and time in the long run, while also providing yourself with peace of mind that the new system will remain reliable for years to come.

2. Energy Efficiency

Compared to old fashioned radiators, in-floor heating tends to be much more efficient and cost-effective to run. Since the floor itself is heated, the home will be able to retain the heat much better than it would with traditional radiators and will require less energy to maintain that warmth.

3. Superior Comfort

Houses with in-floor heating tend to feel more comfortable because the temperature around the room is consistent. This means that you will no longer have to worry about cold spots effecting the rooms overall comfort level.

4. Flexible Room Temperature

In-floor heating systems allow for each room to have its own dedicated thermostat, which means that there is no obligation for one room to be kept as warm as the others. This is especially beneficial for people who like to manage the temperature of their own space.

5. Compatible with Most Floor Surfaces

Electric radiant in-floor heating systems can be installed under a vast majority of floor surfaces, including tile, stone, vinyl, engineered wood, carpet, laminate, etc.; however, since the system is reliant on the floor retaining heat, solid surfaces tend to be more effective than laying carpet over in-floor heating.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of in-floor heating, or if you are interested in one of our residential electrical services or commercial electrical services, please contact Expert Electric at 604-681-8338.