Adjusting the Temperature with Floor Heat?
Radiant floor heating is a great way to heat your home. In-floor heating systems cut down on dust, noise, and cost. Radiant heat is efficient as it heats from the floor, rather than the vent in the ceiling of your family room. Temperature control is simple with the easy-to-set thermostat that comes with your radiant heated floor. Each room (or zone) also features its own thermostat, so you can efficiently heat only those area where you spend time. Warmzone also offers programmable thermostats so you can set-temperatures and times for your system to turn on or off. For example, you can have the floors warm 20 minutes before you get up each morning so you don’t have to walk across cold tile or hardwood on your way to the shower.
If you’re using heated floors as the sole heating source for your home, keep in mind that it does take some time for the system to warm enough to radiate the exact specified room temperature. There is just a small lag time as it warms the floor and eventually heats the room. While you enjoy total temperature control with radiant floor heating, you have to be patient as it warms to your desired temperature. Forced air turns more quickly but then you endure inefficient heating, air pollutants being stirred up, as well as higher heating costs. You pay more for less heat. Floor heating is efficient as it utilizes radiant heat to warm the entire room and its surroundings, not just the air through cold outer-wall vents.