How Does Radiant Floor Heating Work?

  • The entire surface area of your home becomes a low-temperature radiator.
  • It’s no longer the air that’s being warmed—it’s you! With an in-floor heating system, people and objects in direct contact with the floor are warmed.
  • Your floor essentially acts as a radiator, warming all of the surfaces in the room. This keeps about 80% of a person’s heat loss in balance.

What Are the Benefits of Radiant Floor Heating?

There are many advantages to radiant in-floor heating, including:

  • Improved energy savings. You can reach your desired level of comfort at lower temperature settings. Radiant systems are 20 to 40% more efficient than forced-air systems!
  • Cleaner air. Because radiant heating does not involve circulating air, you won’t have to worry about dust and other debris being dispersed throughout your home.
  • Quiet operation. These systems are virtually silent when they operate. No more being disrupted by creaks and rattles as your system runs throughout the day.
  • Aesthetics. Tired of looking at bulky radiators or baseboard units? You’ll never have to with radiant heating! These systems are built right under the floor and stay out of sight.
  • Targeted heat. As the heat rises from the floor, you experience it at the best possible moment—when it’s the warmest! This allows you to stay warmer at a lower temperature and save money.
  • Versatility. Radiant in-floor heating can be used on any type of finished floor that can withstand temperatures up to 80 degrees. Tile, wood, concrete, carpet—it doesn’t matter!

Ready to take advantage of these benefits and more? Call the industry-leading team at American Vintage Home now at 847-999-4595 or contact us online to start with our heating services.

We’ll Install Your North Shore Home’s New Radiant Heat System Safely & Correctly—Guaranteed

American Vintage Home specializes in radiant heat installations. And with our unrivaled installation process, we guarantee a superior job. With decades of experience in the field, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders for installing and servicing radiant heating systems.

We take every factor into consideration before beginning work. Most importantly, our technicians will make sure your system is operating at peak performance and maximum efficiency. This will not only ensure optimal comfort, but it will also help you save as much money as possible!

Free Radiant Floor Heating Estimates & Same-Day Service in the Chicago North Shore Area!

Want more information before making a decision? Get a free in-home estimate with American Vintage Home!

Whether you’re considering radiant heat for one room, one floor, or throughout your entire home, we’ll provide you with a customized and free installation proposal.

Learn more about radiant floor heating installation by calling 847-999-4595 or contacting us online to get your estimate today! 

Frequently Asked Questions About Radiant In-Floor Heating

Which flooring materials work best with radiant heat?

Tile and stone are ideal for radiant heating because they are effective heat conductors, but do not expand or contract. They are also highly resistant to warping or cracking. Porcelain, ceramic, or stone tiles are the best options for radiant floor heating.

Is radiant floor heat efficient?

Yes! Radiant floor heating is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating. Typically, radiant floor heating will operate anywhere from 25-40% more efficiently than forced-air heating systems.

How does radiant floor heating work?

Radiant floor heating is installed beneath the floors in your home and allows warmth to rise evenly from bottom top. Radiant heating systems operate noiselessly, are more energy efficient then other systems, and don’t stir up dust and allergens like forced air heating. While more expensive up front, radiant heating systems save money over time due to their energy efficiency.

More questions? Contact the experts at American Vintage Home today by calling 847-999-4595 or scheduling your installation online

Trust American Vintage Home for Heating Service in Chicago’s North Shore

We’ve seen firsthand the positive effect that radiant heat has on people’s comfort, financial savings, and overall quality of life. And we’d love for you to have the same!

The team at American Vintage Home is ready to bring you enhanced comfort solutions at affordable prices! To get in touch with our team, call us at 847-999-4595 or contact us online today!