Which radiant floor heat is best?

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Which radiant floor heat is best?

tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020Last updated: Jan. 9, 2021

Eco home promotes air radiant systems (e.g. Legalett) aren't direct electric resistance mats more efficient. Seems air and water systems use power to heat the air/water which is not as efficient? That's a question, not a statement.

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tony wolff Jan. 9, 2021, 11:12 a.m.

thanks a million; i'm between air and electric mats which seem cheaper overall. Your thoughts?

Mike Reynolds Jan. 11, 2021, 11:21 a.m.

Is it a renovation or new build? if for example you're talking about adding electric mats and tiles or something to an existing floor then electric mats are for sure the cheapest option. The air heated floor by Legalett is more for new builds.

Legalett supplies engineered slab on grade prefab kits (see more here) with the air heated floor, so if you're building a new home and looking for radiant floor heat the  the air heated floor system would be likely be cheaper than mats, and it offers the option of gas or electric (electric being our preference of course for ecological reasons).