Building a new home provides you with the opportunity to customize each feature that will be included in your living space. When it comes to determining how you will heat your home, you should consider radiant floor heating as a viable option. If you are concerned with reducing pollution, then adding radiant floor heating to your living space can be beneficial.
Here are three distinct types of pollution that can be eliminated with the installation of radiant floor heating.
1. Noise Pollution
Most homeowners want their living space to be as quiet and serene as possible. If you have ever been disrupted by the sound of a traditional furnace kicking on, then you know how loud these types of heating systems can be.
Only the gas or oil burner that powers a radiant floor heating system makes a detectable noise, and this burner is typically located in a mechanical room far from occupied spaces. The result is a heating system that maintains a comfortable temperature without the added noise pollution that can be generated by traditional furnaces.
2. Air Pollution
Studies conducted by the EPA have found that indoor air contains two to five times more pollutants than outdoor air. These pollutants are often generated throughout a home as a result of the forced air heating systems found in traditional housing.
If you or a family member suffer from respiratory disorders, then breathing in these indoor air pollutants can be damaging. Radiant floor heating systems don't rely on forced air to maintain a constant temperature. Instead, radiant floors act as a universal heat source that increases air temperature without introducing pollutants into the home.
3. Environmental Pollution
The emissions that are released into the air as oil is refined to create the fuel that powers traditional furnace systems can result in environmental contamination. Radiant floor heating systems don't rely on natural gas or electricity as their power source. Instead, they burn heating oils that are considered clean fuel sources.
Since radiant floor heating systems contribute to reduced air temperature stratification and have the ability to maintain comfort at a lower interior temperature, they also require less fuel over time. This difference in fuel source and consumption allows radiant floor heating to reduce environmental pollution.
Investing in radiant floor heating systems is a simple and effective way to reduce the noise, air, and environmental pollution levels associated with living in your home. For more information, talk to a professional at Action Plumbing & Heating.