You know what’s really awful? Being perfectly warm until your feet hit your floors. You get off the couch, get up from dinner or get out of bed and you feel a jolt from the frigid floors. They say you control your body temperature through your head as well as your feet. So you know what? If our feet are feeling nippy, our body temperature quickly follows suit. I’ve have definitely experienced it and It’s not fun. Someday, I’d like to invest in radiant floors. It’s seriously my dream.
The way it all works is genius… Not only will your floors be super warm, however so will the air in the room. Heat rises, so naturally the warm air from your floors will radiate upward and heat the entire room. To a certain extent of course. Having heated floors wouldn’t mean you get to completely get rid of your Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine.
Many Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machines utilize ducts/vents that are found on the upper part of walls. The heat then blows into the room from the top, because heat naturally rises. Quite often the ground level of the room will remain insufficiently heated. Thus, you waste a great deal of money by always forcing sizzling air into the residence.
I’m no expert per se, however to me it seems like radiant floors would be an expensive cost up front, however in the long run with the comfort and efficiency it brings, you would find that it would be well worth the investment. I wouldn’t replace our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C machine (or furnace) with only radiant floors, however I would certainly invest in at least some areas of our beach residence with radiant floors!