For anyone who lives in a cold weather area, radiant flooring is one of the most beneficial options for heating.
My house is located in Orland Park, Illinois.
The residence is nearly three thousand square feet, two stories, with big windows and high ceilings. The exceptionally long and cold local winters could create a very expensive problem. My house was originally very difficult to heat. While the project was invasive, lengthy and expensive, we tore up the floors and installed radiant heating. We have a boiler in the basement and a network of pipes concealed under our brand new floors. The boiler sends hot water through the pipes. Because the pipes are designed in a closed loop, they use the same water over and over. This prevents any contaminants from entering the system and getting distributed throughout the home. The heat from the pipes spreads evenly across the surface of the floor. The heat is infused rather than blown into the air, providing a very consistent temperature from floor to ceiling. There are no drafts, no cold pockets and the temperature never varies more than three degrees from the thermostat setting. I like that all of the heating equipment is entirely silent and concealed. I don’t need to arrange furniture to accommodate it or sacrifice living space. Another perk of radiant flooring is the easy setup of zone control. A thermostat in each room allows us to customize the temperature. We can cater to personal preference, occupancy or the changing demands of the various spaces. No matter how brutally cold the winter weather is in Orland Park, our living environment is always perfectly comfortable.