As my hubby and I became more serious about building a up-to-date condo from scratch, I started researching unusual styles of oil furnaces.
I was most interested in the benefits, cost and downsides of radiant floor heating.
This type of oil heating systems eliminates the need for a cumbersome duct plan and vents. There are several aspects that make radiant heat more energy efficient than other styles of Wintertide temperature control. For one thing, the plan provides uniform heat distribution. The heat is spread across the entire surface of the floor and warms the lower half of the room, including all the surfaces. It allows a lower thermostat setting, up to more than four degrees cooler, than a conventional oil furnace, which saves currency on utility bills. A forced air oil furnace sends the warm air up to the ceiling. The air falls when it cools down, creating drafts and temperature stratification. Plus, forced air systems introduce and circulate dust and allergens, by comparison, hydronic radiant flooring is a closed plan that infuses heat silently, without bringing in air contaminants. Because the loops that convey the water are installed beneath the floor, there is no unit taking up residing space or interfering with furniture arrangement. There’s also far less repair requirements. A giant advantage of radiant flooring is the ability to designate independent zones. Each room is separately controlled, so there’s no need to heat empty areas. Temperature can cater to personal preference or the requirements of the particular room. Since my hubby and I are building in the northern section of the country, where air conditioning system isn’t a necessity, radiant radiant floors are the perfect solution for our up-to-date house.