What is Radiant Floor Heating?

If you’re looking to enhance the comfort of your home, consider installing a radiant floor heating system. Radiant floor heating, also known as underfoot heating, conducts heat through the floor surface. Heat naturally rises, so you’ll feel consistent warmth wherever it’s installed.

You have two options for underfoot heating: Hydronic floor heating involves pumping hot water through tubes and electric floor heating uses electric cables installed beneath your floorboards. Both will lower energy costs and improve your comfort.

Let’s examine the key benefits of radiant floor heating.

Toasty Toes

Like most residents of New York, you’ve probably experienced the uncomfortable sensation of walking on a cold floor. Once you have underfoot heating installed, going to the bathroom in the middle of the night won’t freeze your feet. Most importantly, there will no longer be any cold spots inside your home. An in-floor system evenly distributes heat in every room it's installed.


In comparison to a traditional HVAC unit, radiant floor heating is noticeably more efficient. On average, most homeowners can look forward to reducing their energy bill by at least 15 percent. Even on the coldest of days, you won’t have to dial up the thermostat.

Reliable and Easy to Maintain

Many people love the low-maintenance design of an underfoot heating system. Not only does the system require less servicing, but it’s also engineered to last for at least 30 years. This means you can look forward to saving even more money in the end.

More Flooring Options

If you’ve always admired ceramic tile flooring, but shivered that the thought of walking across it barefoot, radiant floor heating is the answer. Ceramic tile is the most common covering for this type of system because it’s an efficient conductor of heat. But underfoot heating works well with all floor coverings -- vinyl, linoleum, wood, and thin carpet.

The heating experts at Go Green Express Home Services can answer any questions you have about radiant heating and help you get started with an installation. Contact our team online or at (845) 253-4053 to schedule an appointment!