Apart from having your feet comfortably warm during cold winter mornings, electric floor heating offers other great advantages. An under-floor heating system will make your home feel warmer and lower utility costs because it can provide better climate control over heated areas. You may install it throughout the house or for a specific area, such as the bathroom. Electric floor heating (EFH) provides radiant and ambient heat that eliminates both overheating and cold spots.
In-slab electric heating is Europe’s most common system for heating, and it is gaining traction in the USA. The biggest advantage is its capability of retaining heat produced during off-peak electrical hours and gradually releasing it over the whole day, saving on electrical costs during peak hours. In addition, a home can be divided into zones, which allows heating only the most essential parts for certain times of the day. EFH also produces warm ambient air that rises upwards, which is quite useful for homes with high ceilings. A ceiling fan can also re-circulate heated air, saving more energy. EFH will also be less expensive than electric radiators or gas heating.
Medical professionals recommend EFH as a healthier alternative for people who suffer from asthma because there is no recirculation of air carrying unhealthy dust. Standard heating systems driven by fans can also spread bacteria and viruses throughout the home. EFH also helps minimize moisture in the air, which can lead to bathroom mildew.
Faulty heating systems make winter the most hazardous time of the year in terms of home fires. Radiators, portable heaters, and fireplaces can be hazardous if misused for heating. An EFH system that is installed throughout a home will make them unnecessary.
Types of Electric Floor Heating
- Hydronic (Water)
- Under Tile
- Under Carpet
A licensed electrician that offers this type of installation service can help you select the electric floor heating system that will be most suitable for your house.
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