Winter Radiant Heating Tips

There’s nothing like the experience of walking on warm floors when it’s cold outside. Infloor radiant heating provides you comfort, savings, and peace of mind unlike any other heating method. Once properly installed, Infloor Heating Systems require little to no maintenance for decades to come. However, there are small things you can do to ensure your system continues performing at its peak all season long, giving you the best radiant heating experience possible. If you have radiant heating in your home, business, garage, or shop, below are steps you can take to maximize your savings and comfort all winter long.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Two Degree Differential

Experience continued comfort and performance from your radiant heating system by maintaining a two degree differential on the thermostat when using a setback. It will take less time to recover, providing constant, even heat and steady savings all winter long.

Let The Sunshine In

On sunny days, open shades and curtains on south facing windows during daylight hours for additional solar gain and warmth. Letting the sun in will provide additional heat for the room, and put a smile on your face.

Close Out The Night

Close shades and curtains at night to help reduce cold air infiltration through windows during the coldest time of the day.

Seal It

Eliminate drafts under doors with weather stripping and/or draft busters. There are different options available for sealing doors and windows. These affordable and easy to install items will keep winter outside where you want it, reducing cold air infiltration and maintaining inside temperatures longer.

Battery Power

Check the batteries in your thermostat regularly and change them as needed to ensure it will continue to work regularly.

Check Gas Levels

If you use propane, check the tank level monthly. Refill the tank before it is completely empty to always ensure you have the fuel you need for all its uses, including radiant heat.

Keep It Down

If you have radiant heating in your garage or workshop, keep overhead doors closed as much as possible. If they are left open for an extended period of time or overnight, there is a possibility of freezing.