The following article has been taken from Hallmark Homes. It breaks down heating options quite succinctly. Well worth a read if you are building your new home and are wanting to know what options are available.
My advice… Future proof your home. It doesn’t cost much to lay underfloor piping in your concrete slab. This approach gives you the option to install central heating at a later date when you have a bit more money… Its best to live without regret.
Taking the confusion out of heating your home
So, which is your preferred heating source? Radiant or Convective heat? And which is best for your new home? Let us explain.
When it comes to Home Heating, there are two broad types of Heating.
The sun is the best example and it’s free. Your body soaks up its radiant heat even on a cold day. Others include Fireplace, Underfloor Heating and many more. When you walk into a home with Radiant Heat, you instantly feel warmer.
With Convection you heat a room, but until the whole room is up to temperature you’re not going to be warm. Examples include; heatpumps, oil column heaters and more.
Much of the decision is going to boil down to Budget, your Expectation, and whether the new home is for the Short, Medium or Long Term.