A radiant floor heating system warms your room from the floor up. Previously a system that needed to be installed during the construction phase, radiant floor heat can now be added after the fact or while replacing your current system. While the upfront costs of a radiant floor heating system can be as much as 50% more than a traditional forced-air system, in the long run, it will save you money.
You are heating your room from where you are standing, which allows most people to keep lower temperatures and still feel warmer in their room. This helps to lower your heating costs and over time, you will save money by installing a radiant floor heating system.
These systems are efficient for heating your whole house. Any type of floor covering may be used with a hydronic system, although some recommend avoiding hardwood due to warping.