Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or wall panels of a house. Radiant heat transfer is the effect of delivering heat directly from the hot surface to a person or object via infrared radiation, such as being able to feel a hot stovetop from across the room. Radiant heating in the floor is becoming a popular method of heating the home because you feel the effects more quickly and more strongly than other classic heating methods.
Sick and tired of shoveling your driveway, walkways, and stairs? Radiant heating can also be used in an automatic snow melting system that will dramatically reduce the amount of back-breaking shoveling and clearing WNY citizens are subjected to each (long) winter. By heating from the ground up, snow and ice melt without any extra effort from you and your shovel.
Radiant heating is more efficient because it eliminates heat loss through air ducts. Since it doesn’t utilize forced air, it is often less disruptive for people with allergies. Radiant heating is a hydronic, or liquid-based, system, which means it uses less electricity Radiant systems can be powered by a variety of energy sources, including standard gas or oil fired boilers, wood fired boilers, solar water heaters, or a combination of these sources.