A Guide to Radiant Floor Insulation

If you are looking for a way to save bit of money on your energy bill this year you could purchase and have radiant floor insulation installed. More and more home owners are opting for this solution year after year and home retailers regularly boast about how great it is. But what exactly can it offer you? This article is going to educate you on what exactly you can get out of investing in this type of insulation.

Improved comfort is one advantage of using this insulation, floors can get very cold during the winter months and a lot of heat can be lost through them because of this. If you’ve ever walked around your house barefoot or even with socks on it can be a very uncomfortable experience. Radiant floor insulation serves to regulate the temperature of your floor so that it won’t feel ice cold in winter, nor will it conduct too much heat in the summer.

Floor insulation can even prevent against the growth of mold too. Many floors have tiny holes in them which are referred to as cavities, if there’s a lot of moisture in the air or heavy rain it is rather common for this moisture to actually run into these cavities. This in itself isn’t a problem, but if you have a very cold floor this moisture can condense and this is where your floor can be damaged and fungus can grow.

Proper floor insulation will also save you money on your heating bill, less heat will be escaping your home and less cold air will be able to come in so you want need to keep the heating on for such a long time or at such a high level to maintain a comfortable living temperature. Some people even opt for electric underfloor heating.

The price of floor insulation is relative to the area you wish to be covered, in the US we measure the area of the floor we need covering in square foot and then calculate our costs from there. Cheap floor insulation mats can be purchased $70 or less, they usually come in packs so you’ll just need to judge how many you need to cover your floor.

For information regarding underfloor heating supplies please read this article.