Radiant heating systems deliver warmth directly to floors, walls, or ceilings, creating a cozy environment by radiating heat outward to all objects in a room. Unlike traditional forced-air systems, which rely on ducts and vents, radiant systems use panels or coils, often embedded under flooring, to distribute heat.
The two primary types are electric and hydronic. Electric radiant systems utilize resistance wires, making them suitable for smaller spaces or supplemental heating. Hydronic systems, more popular for whole-house heating, circulate warm water through tubing embedded in the floor. The even distribution of heat from the ground up ensures rooms stay consistently warm, with fewer cold spots and drafts.
Radiant heating offers quiet operation, improved indoor air quality, and efficient energy use. Homeowners appreciate its ability to deliver comfortable, even warmth while seamlessly integrating into the home’s design.