Radiant In-Floor Heating Design & Installation in Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Iowa City, Iowa!

Radiant In-floor (under floor heating) is a form of central heating which achieves indoor climate control primarily through thermal conduction and thermal radiation, rather than convection.  Heat is concentrated in the floor by embedded tubing in a concrete foundation, a thin concrete mixture on top of a wood-framed floor or an under floor installation.  Heated water flows through tubing, warming the thermal mass of concrete or wood.  This heat in the floor will gently warm a room or a complete structure and will provide consistent heating levels and superior comfort without wasting energy and money in monthly fuel bills.  Radiant In-floor is compatible with oil-fired boilers, gas-fired boilers, wood stoves, heat pumps and solar collectors.

Radiant is compatible under any type of floor covering — carpet, wood, slate, tile, linoleum, and even concrete — making design possibilities endless.  Additionally, a radiant heating system works in zones, allowing different areas of a home to heat at different temperatures.  Rabe Hardware has nearly 2 decades of experience designing and installing Radiant In-floor.  We are committed to bringing you a superior level of comfort and service with our strong dedication to our 3 Point Promise.  For more information, contact your home comfort headquarters – Rabe Hardware!

Radiant In-floor Benefits
  • Concentrates heat evenly near the floor, reducing cold spots.
  • Eliminates cold drafts as well as noisy fans, furnaces and ductwork.
  • Reduces dirt, dust or other airborne pollutants from circulating through the air.
  • Concealed under the floor for a more aesthetically pleasing environment.
  • Easily integrates with alternative energy sources, including geothermal, solar, waste and biomass.
  • Potentially saves up to 40% in energy costs.
  • Can be used to melt snow and ice off sidewalks and driveways.