Most people believe that having a cold cement floor is just a garage characteristic they have to live with. Even if you add a blower for heat or other heating source, the floor is still cold! This means working under vehicles will still be miserable. Your body will still ache after standing at your workbench.
If you use your garage for storage or workspace – installing radiant floor heat is a great solution for you! Even if your garage is already built, radiant floor heat can be installed. If you are building a new garage, definitely consider this efficient, affordable option.
Radiant heat is provided by installing electric cables under the surface of your garage floor. The heat from the cables warms the entire floor. The heat then radiates upward and convection warms the space, belongings, and people.
Radiant heat isn’t just for living spaces in your home. It can offer you a dry, warm floor in your garage. Here are more reasons to consider radiant floor heat:
Most heating systems create cold spots, especially in garages. Radiant heat offers a very balanced heat throughout the space.
Radiant floor heating is extremely energy efficient. Because there is virtually no loss, as you get with ductwork or systems with cold spots, it is solely heating when it’s running. Once the garage reaches the set temperature, concrete will hold heat much longer and slowly releases it. This means the system turns off and on much less frequently than other conventional heating methods.
With new construction, the cables are installed directly into the concrete, buried in when the floor is poured. If you’re remodeling, radiant heating tubes are usually buried in about 2” of new concrete.
Radiant heat is often called “invisible heat” because it’s neatly tucked behind the scenes. Installation in a garage floor requires very little additional floor height. There really are no visible signs that a heating system is present, and there is no noisy fans or blowers.
Radiant floor heat has come a long way over the past decade. It’s priced competitively with other installed heating systems. Because it’s so energy efficient, it is actually less expensive to operate over the long run.
Bringing snow inside the garage on your vehicle results in puddles of slushy water. When you heat the garage floor instead of the air in the garage, snow melts quickly and water evaporates faster. You can enjoy a safe, dry floor.
Once installed, radiant floor heat is maintenance-free. There are no mechanical parts to break down, and no filters to change.
If you spend a lot of time in your garage and are thinking of renovating it, a radiant floor heating system may be right for you. If you are building a new garage, don’t overlook this fantastic option!
Keep in mind that installing radiant heat isn’t a DIY project. You’ll need to hire a plumber who specializes in installing radiant floor heating systems. At Warm Waters we are experts in installing radiant heating. Our licensed plumbers and heating technicians offer the perfect team to change the way your experience your garage! Contact us today with your questions!
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