Radiant floor heating systems are an excellent way to heat a basement living area. They are quiet, clean and efficient. Most importantly, radiant floor heating systems provide incredibly even heating. This gives a basement with a radiant floor heating system unparalled comfort for the occupants.
The vast majority of basement floor radiant heating systems are called "hydronic systems." These hydronic systems utilize flexible tubing filled with heated water. The heated water warms the concrete slab of the basement. The concrete slab then becomes a large radiator that heats the entire basement living area.
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