Electric Boilers and Radiant Heat: No More Cold Feet
There are a lot of different ways to heat a home. From wood to coal to propane, people have found a variety of methods to parlay these combustible materials into excellent heat sources. But with the growing demand to find different ways to heat not only houses but commercial venues as well, using electric boilers has become a popular heating strategy.
One reason why electric boilers are often used in the home is because they are relatively small. Also, these types of heaters are a little more environmentally friendly; they don’t require the use of fossil fuels to create warm air. Instead, electric boilers employ water or steam to do their job. Moreover, electric boilers can heat water much faster than more traditional methods of home heating, so a house can get warmer in a shorter amount of time while using less energy to do so.
I’ve experienced the benefits of electric boiler heating first-hand. Friends of mine had an electric boiler in their home, and the boiler had pipes connected to it that also ran underneath the house’s floorboards. This method of heating a home, also known as radiant heating, is a blessing in colder months. By having the heat directly beneath the floor, radiant heat avoids some of the pitfalls of forced air heat. There is less loss of heat overall because the heat remains close to the floor and doesn’t seep out of the top of the house, there are fewer dust particles being pushed through the air, which is ideal if you suffer from dust allergies, and, when you step out of the shower, the bathroom floor is nice and toasty. That last benefit is one I enjoyed greatly while staying with my friends. Indeed, the radiant heat from an electric boiler eliminated the trauma of getting out of bed barefoot in the middle of winter.