How much does a typical radiant system cost?
The exact costs of installing a radiant system completely depends upon the sizing of the system, installation requirements, part choices, etc. Typically a radiant system is around 10-20% more expensive than a conventional heating system, but operational costs over time will pay off the initial installation cost. It usually costs anywhere from $6-$12 per sq. foot to install. Radiant systems are more expensive because of the more labor-intensive installation process involved with a hydronic radiant system.
How much does a radiant system cost to operate?
Again, a radiant systemʼs efficiency will greatly depend on the structure, insulation levels, fuel source etc., but radiant heating systems typically are 20-45% more efficient at heating than conventional systems. That efficiency provides a more comfortable house, while putting money straight back into your pocket.