It’s fairly typical to sit and daydream about what your space could be, right? If you could repaint this, or afford the fancy copper vanity with matching tile work in the bathroom, things would feel perfect at home. Most winters, we find people daydreaming of warm days on sunny beaches, so we like to suggest to all our Minnesota inhabitants; radiant flooring should be your next daydream. It’s not the same as dipping your toes in the sand, but it does sweeten the brutal weather we experience for six months out of the year ever so slightly.
Radiant heating is great for any room in the house that needs to be evenly heated. One of the best perks of in floor heating is one won’t experience cold spots like with a traditional ventilated heating method. While Minnesota weather doesn’t allow anyone to rely solely on radiant heating, it does supplement the heating vents, and actually requires less work out of the furnace to stay warm. Since heat would rise up from the floors, the room will feel warmer but be able to be kept at a cooler temperature.
Like with most things, there are pros and cons. The list of pros for radiant heating seems, at least in our minds at Tony’s, to greatly outweigh the cons. The three biggest cons to radiant flooring are really to be expected:
The best space in the home to have radiant heating these days, in our opinions, is the garage. Obviously the bathroom is pretty high up on the list too. No one likes stepping out of the shower and getting covered in goose pimples from the chilly tile on the floor, but a heated garage floor is a coveted garage floor. Installing radiant heating in the garage extends the space in the home, turning the garage from just a place to store a vehicle to a place for hobbies and to function during the coldest months of the year. At Tony’s, we can install radiant heated flooring anywhere in the home, even sidewalks! What room in your home is the setting of your next daydream?
At Tony's Plumbing & Heating, we offer outstanding residential and commercial plumbing and heating services in the East Twin Cities metro. With our blog, we hope to bring you useful tips and tricks for ever day life!