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Radiant Floor Heating
Contemporary radiant, or "in-floor", heating is a great choice for WI homes in Rosendale or Green Lake and anywhere that a custom touch of luxurious comfort is desired. Radiant floor heating keeps toes toasty on the coldest days and is ideal for homeowners who like the added comfort of a steady, even temperature in their living areas. In dry winter months, the gentle infusion of warmth from radiant heat is especially rewarding for people, wood floors, and furnishing as it inherently helps to maintain a more comfortable humidity level than traditional forced air systems.
HOW IS RADIANT HEAT INSTALLED?
Radiant heat is installed in the subfloor of each room using strong PEX flexible piping arranged in a symmetrical pattern. Radiant heat can be installed in either "wet" or "dry" methods. The "wet" method involves encasing the radiant tubing in concrete, as part of a foundation slab or concrete subflooring. In new construction using "wet" installation, the radiant piping is installed before concrete is poured. In "dry" installations, the tubing is securely installed beneath the subfloor. The entire system is powered from a small hydronic boiler that circulates warm water through the in-floor tubing which effectively radiates its gentle heat into the floor and ultimately throughout the room above.
A modern radiant heat system has the capability to be zoned by room or by section of a home. Each zone can be individually controlled by a separate thermostat for maximum customized comfort. By eliminating "cold spots" and the ups and downs in room temperature, homeowners from Berlin and nearby cities are enjoying the warm embracing comfort that only a new radiant heat system can deliver.
SUPERIOR AIR QUALITY BENEFITS
Radiant heat offers families who have allergies or respiratory concerns less exposure to airborne contaminants than traditional forced air heating that travels through hard-to-clean ductwork. Allergens, dust mites and other indoor contaminants tend to be trapped and circulated more easily with a hot air system. If you already have a forced air system and recognize the importance of reducing airborne allergens, the experts at CTC can discuss with you how your family's exposure to air pollutants can be substantially reduced with the easy installation of new technology-driven air filtration.
FLOOR TREATMENTS CAN ENHANCE RADIANT HEATING
When laid into concrete, radiant heat tubing takes advantage of the thermal mass of the concrete to store heat energy and dissipate it slowly into the room. Other floor treatment options can also enhance the desirable radiant heat effect. Some homeowners in places like Markesan and Fond du Lac found that using tile or laminate flooring, or installing a lower napped carpet combined with a thick padding, helped the radiant heat to transfer easily throughout each room in the house.