“Our winter weather can drop to 20 degrees below zero, and, in our previous home, fuel heating with propane cost us $6,000 to $7,000 a year. [With radiant heat], this past winter it cost us only a thousand.”
With traditional forced-air heating systems, warm air sneaks out through leaky ductwork and electrical outlets on its journey from the furnace to your living space, forcing your boiler to work harder. Radiant heat, by contrast, is designed to warm your space from the ground up through panels installed beneath your flooring. No ductwork, no heat loss. Compared with forced-air systems, radiant heat operates at least 25 percent more efficiently to get heat right where you need it most, significantly lowering your energy bill month after month.