Once considered a luxury, heated garages are now more affordable than ever because of radiant floor heating. Heating your garage allows you to have a warm, dry area for working and storing your belongings. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about garage radiant floor heating.
How radiant floor heating works Radiant floor heating systems differ from other home heating systems because they directly warm the floor rather than the air. The heating components are embedded within the floor and distribute heat evenly across the surface to gradually warm the air. The components can be electric or liquid. Electric heating systems consist of underfloor cables or mats, which conduct electricity and produce heat. Alternatively, liquid systems connect to your hot water tank or boiler system to pump heated water through tubes embedded in the flooring. 5 benefits of garage radiant floor heating Here are five benefits of using garage radiant floor heating. Superior efficiency. Radiant floor heating systems are more efficient than forced-air furnaces, electric baseboards and boilers. There’s no heat loss through ductwork or pipes, and the heat is distributed evenly throughout the space. Once the area reaches the desired temperature, the system shuts off to save power. However, the concrete holds in the heat and delivers warmth over several hours. 2. Low maintenance. Once installed, radiant floor heating is virtually maintenance-free. You don’t have to clean any ducts or filters. Additionally, there aren’t any components like fans or motors that can break down. 3. Reduce allergens. Allergy sufferers can benefit from radiant floor heating systems because they don’t spread allergens through the air like forced-air systems. Plus, keeping your garage warm and dry will reduce mould and mildew and other potential health hazards. 4. Easy installation. Radiant floor heating systems can be installed on top of your existing garage floor. Moreover, you can easily lay down tubes or electric cables before pouring the concrete on a new build. 5. Save money. You can connect your garage floor heating system to a smart thermostat to save money on your energy bills. For example, you can use your smartphone to remotely activate your garage heating system on your way home from work or program it to turn on in the mornings, so your car is warm for your commute. Get in touch with Black Forest Plumbing to discuss your underfloor heating options. Radiant floor heating installation in southern Ontario At Black Forest Plumbing, we install, maintain and repair radiant floor heating systems on properties of all sizes to help make your residential or commercial space more comfortable. To learn more about radiant floor heating, contact us today.