Forced Air vs. Radiant Heat: Which is Better?

Calling all people who are constantly cold!

Picture it: it’s the dead of winter, and you wake up shivering. You roll out of bed, desperately searching for your slippers so you don’t have to put your bare feet on the frigid floor below. You don multiple layers of socks, long johns, or even several sweaters in your attempts to get warm, and rub your hands together to get a little bit more heat. Even several cups of coffee aren’t enough to get you warmed up.

Does that sound like you?

For many of us, the wintertime is the season of the year where we need to take a bunch of measures just to feel comfortable. It is certainly not a ton of fun, and can make the winter months something to dread.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. There are actually many options available to you that can help increase the temperature of your home, and also increase your level of comfort, too.

Here we’ll take a look at two popular options — radiant heat and forced air — so that you can see about improving your heating conditions in the winter months.

How to Heat & Cool a Sunroom

Do you have a sunroom in your home?

For many people, sunrooms are a handy addition to a home, and perfect for lounging. They can also be a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to step outside, and can be excellent spots for parties, gatherings, or other leisurely activities.

Convenient and useful as they may be, sunrooms can create a bit of a challenge in the winter and summer time when it comes to keeping them at an enjoyable temperature. Given that sunrooms normally aren’t linked to the house’s central heating and cooling system, heating and cooling the space proves to be a necessary task to take on if you want your sunroom to be used no matter what season it is.

However, finding a way to heat and cool your sunroom doesn’t have to be so complicated. We’ve compiled a few options to check out to make sure that your sunroom is comfortable all year round, and also listed some ways to maximize your efficiency in both cases.

A Guide to Nuheat Floor Heating: Installation, Problems and How to Fix

Nuheat Floor Heating Guide

When it comes to house heating, radiant floor heat is arguably one of the best methods. Technologically speaking, radiant floor heating systems are much more advanced, efficient, clean, and consistent than standard gas furnaces or electrical forced air systems. There’s little to no maintenance, no gas leaks to worry about, and no noise. Instead of having to constantly re-adjust your thermostat settings and worry about moving mechanical parts that might break down, floor heating systems have one setting and provide even, radiant heat. No more stepping out of bed onto ice cold floors in the morning or random cold pockets of air in your home.

Mini Split System Cost: A Comprehensive Guide

Maybe you’re trying to find the perfect heating or cooling supplement for your home or a single room. Maybe you’re examining alternative options to a ducted heating system. Or maybe you’re just curious about the different types of mini split heat pumps, and you’ve noticed that they seem to cost more to install than some other home system. Why is this the case? And with such a high installation cost, is the investment actually worth it?

We’ve broken down the cost efficiency and whether or not mini splits are actually worth the savings. Depending on the usage and the expectations, mini splits can actually be a highly beneficial system that performs as desired and brings the comfort you need.

Types of Gas Logs for Fireplaces

Types of gas logs

They look and heat great, so what else is there to know? Turns out that choosing the right sort of gas logs is important, not only for maximum heat benefits but also for cost efficiency, safety, appearance, and ease of use.