Radiant heat is of interest to many Farmingdale homeowners because it is a better kind of heat than the forced air that is in so many houses. Unfortunately, if you have a house that is already built, it will be expensive to install a radiant heat system. Many Farmingdale people get around this by installing it in just a couple of rooms, usually the master bathroom and sometimes the kitchen.
Radiant heat is great but if it is not installed right when the house is built, it becomes difficult to tear up all the floors and have it put in. Builders usually only put radiant heat into homes they are building as a luxury item and usually only in expensive home.
If you choose to have this kind of heat installed in just one room or a couple of rooms, your best choice is probably electric radiant heat. This is because electric pads can be brought in and installed under the floors with a fair amount of ease and at a reasonable cost. The other common type of radiant heat is the hydronic variety that involves putting pipes of heated running water under the floors. This is a much bigger undertaking that the electric pads and can be much more expensive.
You will sometimes find a home that has radiant ceiling heat. This is rare though, and not really recommended. Heat rises and so if the heat is already starting at the top of the room, it will have much less of a heating effect than if it started at the floor level. If you look into getting this kind of heat for your home, make sure you question any Farmingdale heating contractor who recommends ceiling heat. Make sure that there are no other options before you choose that route.
Most people prefer radiant heat over the more common forced air because it is silent, doesn't blow all over the rooms, and is better for your skin. Anyone who lives in a cold dry climate knows how dry their skin gets and the forced air heat just makes things worse. Radiant heat is sort of like the silent heat that comes from the sun and it is so much nicer to have in your home than dry heat blowing everywhere.