For decades, forced-air heating has been the norm in the United States—vastly better than no heat at all, to be sure, but far from perfect. One problem: ductwork. Infamously prone to energy waste through air leaks, ductwork ranks high among the factors that lead homeowners to pay a small fortune for heating each winter. Given the high cost, it’s particularly frustrating that forced-air systems heat homes unevenly, creating inconsistent indoor environments in which one’s comfort level depends on the proximity to the nearest vent (or the nearest drafty window or doorframe). That said, it’s no surprise that for new construction, home additions, and gut renovations, increasing numbers of homeowners are opting for something else—radiant floor heating from industry innovators like Warmboard.
Radiant systems greatly surpass the performance of traditional forced-air heating, operating at least 25 percent more efficiently, with Warmboard products offering even more dramatic monthly savings on utilities. Plus, the technology eliminates the uncomfortable temperature variations so common in homes with forced-air, because the in-floor heating panels deliver even, enveloping heat across the entire space, be it a single room or an entire home. Today’s homeowners also appreciate the design freedom that comes with a heating system in which there are no visible vents (or radiators or baseboard units). Radiant heat operates invisibly—and silently. In the end, Warmboard provides total comfort, and that’s precisely what more and more homeowners want.