These type of systems work best in areas of the country that do not experience dire winters, however, they can be found in these types of homes up North too
Have you heard the term “patio home” before? These homes seem to be popping up all over the locale. They are homes that are built on brick slabs instead of basement type foundations. Many people look to transfer to them when they are downsizing because most are located in up-to-date developments, have smaller yards, and are set up for ease of maintenance. Most comply with handicapped living layouts too so if elderly people purchase them, and end up needing a wheelchair or walker, they can still get around separate from having to renovate the house… The layout is normally an open concept and the yards are smaller. These are all features that make them perfect for retirement homes. One recognizable feather that multiple of them have is radiant flooring throughout the whole house. Because the space is not too large, there is an open concept, and there is no basement to install a traditional boiler or heater, this is a great alternative that gives a hot constant heat separate from having to have ductwork or baseboard registers installed too. The way this system works is that electric heat pads are installed underneath the stone flooring and when the system is turned on, the entire floor becomes the heat register. This not only makes for comfortable floors to walk on however allows the heat to rise evenly throughout the house. This is entirely one of the most comfortable features of patio homes. These type of systems work best in areas of the country that do not experience dire winters, however, they can be found in these types of homes up North too. The main difference in those areas is that multiple of the patio homes also have gas or electric fireplaces to help supplement the heat in the middle of winter.