Some of the smartest innovations in the modern home are ones that are seamlessly incorporated into the abode's aesthetics. In-floor radiant heating is a perfect example of an improvement that goes unseen but not unnoticed. Via electric or water lines built into floor panels, this technology quickly provides even, comfortable heat—minus any noise. In addition to its silent operation, the system heats from the floor up, so it won't circulate allergens or dry out indoor air, as might happen with older systems that blast forced air through ductwork.
While the basic technology has been around for some time, the numerous advantages of its latest incarnation make radiant heat a must-do installation. Some radiant heating options, such as those offered by industry-leader Warmboard, also allow you to separate your home into zones to cater to individual preferences. That means visiting grandparents can keep their bedroom toasty while you turn down the heat where the kids are cavorting. So, you'll be able to save money by targeting energy only toward certain zones. And, as radiant heat uses less energy overall than a standard hydronic heating system, you'll save even more, leaving you free to put the money you've saved on your energy bill toward something more enjoyable. Hello, vacation fund!