As of May, 2014, FurnaceCompare has retired its coverage of radiant heat.
We pride ourselves on our focus on central heating and cooling appliances. While radiant heat is one way that heat from central boilers can be distributed around your home, it falls outside of our core area of expertise.
We can recommend a few websites that provide excellent coverage of the pros and cons of radiant heat:
- This Old House: provides an introduction to heating your floors and home with radiant heat.
- Jeff King & Co: provides good information on choosing between electric vs hot-water heated radiant floors.
- Scientific American: addresses the question of whether radiant floors are more efficient than other ways to heat your home.