As the winter chill creeps across your floors, getting out of bed becomes a waking and walking nightmare. That first step onto the frigid wood wakes you up faster than your morning coffee, and starts your day off all wrong. You experiment by turning your heat up higher each night, hoping the floor is warm by morning. The only effect you’ve noticed so far is a sky-high heating bill. Winter in Omaha can quickly put a good day on ice.
Turning up the heat will never send the heat down to the floor. Here’s why:
Cold air is dense, which forces it down toward the ground. Hot air is significantly thinner and is easily bullied up to the ceiling by its heavier counterpart.
This is great news in the heat of summer, when cool air settles in the lowest part of your home where the people are. In the cold dark days of winter, however, the heat rises. Literally. You’re heating your ceiling, attic, and crawlspaces while the living area of your home gives you the cold shoulder, and frankly, cold feet.
Heating from the ground up is an energy efficient way to eliminate the draft and keep the heat where you want it!
How it Works
Radiant flooring works by installing a tubing system beneath your floor. Depending on your unit, hot air or heated water will be forced through the tubes, warming the floor. As the heat rises, it warms the living areas of your home quickly and efficiently. It’s really as simple as that!
Radiant heat offers many less-obvious benefits as well:
- Heating the floor instead of the air means skipping the frizzy hair, itchy skin, and dry nasal passages you’ve grown accustomed to in Omaha’s climate
- No hot air blowing around means no dust or germs being blown back into your family’s faces
- When your home is warm, the air itself can be kept cooler. This leads to instant energy savings
- Radiant heating systems are all under your floor. This leaves a clean esthetic in your home with no visible unit, ugly wiring, or oversized heating elements taking up valuable real estate in your home
If you’ve been suffering during the long, cold winter, it may be time to make a change! Call Eyman to explore your heating options before you get left out in the cold!