3 Reasons to Consider Radiant Heating in the Bathroom

As an alternative to traditional heating options, radiant heating provides significant benefits and improvements in comfort levels and energy efficiency. Here are three major reasons to consider using radiant heating in the bathroom of your Massachusetts home.

Radiant Heating in the Bathroom
Modern Bathroom

Radiant Heating Is Available In Two Types

  • Hydronic radiant heating uses hot water moving through polyethylene tubing beneath the surface of the floor to produce indoor heating.
  • Electric radiant heating relies on a series of wires embedded in heat-conducting plastic mats on the floor. These wires generate heat from electrical power and disperse it evenly throughout the bathroom.

Radiant Heating Works Well In Bathrooms

In bathrooms, radiant heating is especially effective since it works well with the types of floor coverings most often found in bathroom settings. For example, stone flooring works well to transfer heat from the radiant tubing to the floor and the room. Heavier floor coverings, such as the carpet used in other rooms of the house, tend to reduce the amount of heat available from radiant sources.

Radiant Heating Is Even And Consistent

The heating provided by radiant systems is even and smooth, providing a consistent level of comfort in bathrooms where it is used. The radiant tubing heats the floor evenly over its entire surface, reducing or eliminating areas of too much or too little heating.

Residential construction and renovation clients in the Boston area can rely on Sage Builders LLC, a general contractor in Newton, MA. Contact us today for more information on applications of radiant heating in the bathroom and how radiant heating can improve comfort and energy efficiency.

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