When it comes to heating a home, there are many things that might have an impact on your choice, but very often, the main deciding factor is the price. While a large percentage of homes in the US have forced air heating, this might not be the best option. Radiant heating makes use of elements that are heated up. There are many different methods for heating the elements up, such as, electricity, oil or water. The system can be installed inside of flooring or the radiator elements could be visible. With forced air, the issue is usually that air tends to escape easily. It could be through leaks around doors and windows, or even through poorly installed duct-work that isn’t properly sealed. You won’t have this problem with radiant heating.
Radiant heat has many advantages to forced air, and while it might cost you a bit more upfront, in the long run, you will be able to feel comfortable for less.