Using water to carry heat through pipes in the floor, radiators, baseboards, etc: provides an efficient, comfortable, quiet alternative to forced air.
Radiant Means Comfort
Comfort is hard to define and is best understood as the absence of discomfort. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about radiant heat is what you won’t notice. There are no forced air registers to see. No noise or dust from mechanical blowers. No hot air blowing on you. No hot air collecting at the ceiling, wasting energy. No cold floors to chill your feet. The mild warmth of a radiant floor is a subtle experience and always feels just right.
Radiant Heat is Healthy Heat
Forced air systems not only blow hot air, they also push allergens, dust and other airborne particles to every room in your home. Improved indoor air quality can reduce allergies, medical bills, incidences of asthma and more. European studies indicate that dust mite populations are reduced as much as 90% in radiant heated homes. And a quiet, peaceful environment, devoid of noisy fans and blowers, is a healthier and more relaxing environment too.