A History of Warmth
Believe it or not, a radiant floor is one of the oldest forms of heating a structure – dating all the way back to Roman times. Radiant floor heat provides numerous benefits, including increased comfort, even temperatures, cleaner air, no cold drafts, no unsightly ductwork and no floor vents, all while being quieter and more energy-efficient compared to forced-air heat.
In a radiant floor heating system, warm water flows through tubes located underneath the floors. That warmth radiates up from the floors and warms everything it comes in contact with including people. Floor heat feels good. We also specialize in building heated driveways in Suffolk & Nassau. For Long Island snow melting systems set up a free consultation.
And radiant is compatible under any type of floor covering carpet, wood, slate, tile, linoleum, and even concrete – making design possibilities endless.
Why Radiant Heating?
You cannot see radiant heating energy under normal circumstances; a special camera is needed. But you can certainly feel radiant heat; and it feels good! Radiant heat is like sunshine, or warmth from a fire; it just makes you feel more comfortable and cozy. When your floor is warm, your feet are warm too. The air that you breathe can be a little cooler and more refreshing. With in floor heat this is possible. We also use radiant heat as part of our Long Island heated driveway systems.
More Energy Efficient
The sensation of comfort is caused by a combination of air temperature and radiant energy that equals the body’s energy needs. When you receive a greater amount of radiant energy, you will be equally comfortable at a lower air temperature. It’s like being out in the sunshine. You are more comfortable at a lower air temperature. This lower air temperature will save you money on your energy bills. Energy experts calculate that you can easily save 25% of your heating costs with a radiant heating system and heating in floor.
Cleaner and More Healthful
Healthfulness is one of the most important benefits of radiant heating. There are reasons why so many families have more illnesses in the winter. Radiant heating does not blow dirt, dust, bacteria, viruses and pet dander around the house all winter long. Unlike hot air systems, radiant heat will not dry out your breathing passages and leave them more vulnerable to infection. One of our customers reported that their children’s asthma medication was reduced by half when they moved into a radiantly heated home with heat in the floor.
Child Friendly and Safer
With radiant floor heat, there are no hot surfaces for children to touch and no radiators for them to fall onto. They cannot drop their crayons into the hot air ducts of your heated floor.
A radiant heating system is felt but not seen or heard. There are no radiators to interfere with furniture placement or interior design. There are no fans or blower noise. Just peace and quiet floor warming.
Simpler and More Reliable
All Island Radiant does not over-complicate their radiant heating systems. In fact, we simplify them. In our opinion, the customer is not well served by a lot of bells and whistles. It should not take a rat’s nest of controls that no one understands well to operate a radiant system. If a gadget does not benefit the customer, we will not sell it.
Less Costly to Purchase
Even with all of these benefits, you can save money when you purchase a radiant heating system. Most heating companies cannot say this. Our systems not only cost less than competing radiant heating systems, they usually cost less than conventional baseboard heating systems and forced hot air. Radiant floor heat is a great investment in the future.
- Concentrates heat evenly near the floor where people are located
- Eliminates cold drafts as well as noisy fans, furnaces and ductwork
- Ideal for allergy sufferers because it doesn’t circulate dirt, dust or other airborne pollutants throughout a home
- Concealed under the floor for a more aesthetically pleasing environment – eliminating the concern of blocking vents with furniture
- Easily integrates with alternative energy sources, including geothermal, solar, waste and biomass
- Can help a home earn LEED ® points for reduced energy consumption
- Potentially saves up to 40% in energy costs