Most people do not understand how radiant heat works. Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the flooring above. Therefore, people often refer to radiant heat as flooring heating. There are many advantages to radiant heat, the most apparent being efficiency. Radiant heating is significantly more efficient than baseboard heating and even more efficient than forced hot air systems because you eliminate the duct losses.
People who suffer from allergies opt for radiant heat because it does not distribute allergens like forced hot air systems. There are (3) types of radiant floor systems: