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” In-floor heating can be a great addition to your home and it seems to be all the rage recently. It can be installed in almost any room and is most common in laundry rooms, mud rooms and entranceways, “wet zones” or cold floor zones.”

Let’s review the basics. There are two types of underfloor heating systems — electric and water-based systems.

Hydronic heat systems can take the place of other central heating systems and often act as the primary heat source for the entire home, while electric systems are typically made to heat the floor in a selected location.”

Electric radiant heat is less expensive to install than a hydronic system; once the temperature is set, it warms up quickly and operates quietly compared to forced air-supplied heat. Electric radiant heating systems typically don’t require continuous upkeep or repair. However, a hydronic heating system should have an annual maintenance checkup by a heating technician, which includes checking for leaks, ensuring the manifold is balanced and the design pressure is maintained.”

An electric in-floor warming system works great with a programmable thermostat providing convenience and control of your in-floor heating from your mobile phone. Electric in-floor warming systems bring a touch of luxury and comfort, can increase real estate value, provide an even distribution of heat, and work with many flooring materials. Electric in-floor heating is a great option if you are renovating your bathroom or a space that needs supplemental heating.”

Both systems are required to be installed by licensed technicians and electricians. To read the full article published on the National Post website click HERE

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