A radiant heating system has several benefits. The radiant heating system is concealed beneath the floor where it delivers heat directly, transferring heat from the hot surface to the people and objects in the room. The method of infrared radiation is far more energy efficient than conventional heating such as a forced air furnace. Because there is no duct system installed into the walls, ceilings and crawl spaces there is none of the energy waste, noise or necessary maintenance. Also the radiant heating system relies on water to carry the heat energy rather than air so it avoids the introduction of contaminants. People who suffer from asthma, pollen irritations or dust sensitivities often prefer radiant heating because it doesn’t distribute dust, mold spores and other contaminants throughout the house. A hydronic system is the most popular type radiant heating. It’s also the most cost-effective especially for homes in colder temperatures. The system pumps heated water from a boiler through tubing which is installed in a pattern beneath the floor. It is quite easy to control the flow of hot water through each tubing loop by using zoning valves and independent thermostat units. This allows customized temperature in each room or zone of the home saving money and catering to personal comfort. The cost of implementing radiant flooring can be rather intimidating. For hydronic radiant heating it is necessary to tear up the floors which is a messy and costly project. However, the monthly savings on energy bills rapidly helps to recover the initial investment. The improvement in the cleanliness, health and comfort of the home makes the cost worthwhile.