Radiant heat flooring can be a powerful and efficient way to heat a home, but only if done right. While some DIYers try to install it on their own, they quickly find out that adding a heating system – safely and securely – underneath a floor has a variety of challenges and is best left to the professionals who have the experience to do it right.
Radiant Floor Heating Requires Temporary Floor Removal
Floors are an essential part of any home, so as you’d imagine, it’s important to do this part right. If you’re considering new floors in your new construction or remodel, it can be an excellent time to look at radiant heat, but again, it should be done by professionals to ensure that there are no gaps or leaks in the setup. Since your floors are literally the base of what you’re standing on, improper installation can lead to inefficiency, injury, or worse.
Professional Radiant Heat Installers Know Common Issues to Look For
Unless you’re a seasoned contractor, you may not even know the right type of flooring, the common issues, or even which type of piping is best for a radiant heat flooring system. The professionals know the ins and outs and how to make it all happen for you with little to no recurring maintenance.
HomeAdvisor estimates the average cost of heating a typical 2,400 sq. ft. Home with a radiant hydronic floor system costs between $14,000 to $48,000 and $19,000-$36,000 for electric versions. Think about how much more a DIY error could cost you if you start to install on your own, make a mistake, then have to hire someone to fix your errors (it could also impact the superior air quality that radiant heat is known for). This doesn’t even take into account extra costs and time if you injure yourself along the way. It simply makes sense to hire a professional to ensure your radiant heat flooring system is installed right.
Portland homeowners have trusted The Earth Heating with their radiant heat needs for more than a decade. If you’re considering a radiant heat system, make the call today to (503) 788-7777 to learn more about how we can meet and exceed your residential heating needs.