House with radiant floors and no AC

Implementing ductwork would have been an extravagant and invasive nightmare

When my friend and I initially bought our home in Springtimefield, Missouri, it was already outfitted with a boiler boiler and radiant heated flooring! The boiler heats up water and sends it through a system of pipes concealed beneath the floors. The device takes up no living space and makes no noise… It works by radiating heat into the air. It also warms any objects that touch the floor. These objects, such as the couch, chairs and coffee tables further radiate heat, however while the heat originates near the floor, the temperature from floor to ceiling doesn’t vary more than a couple of degrees from the temperature control setting, radiant heating doesn’t introduce dust or other contaminants into the living space or cause issues with inadequate humidity! One of the greatest benefits of radiant flooring is the ability to set up independent zones. We’re able to customize the temperature setting in each room according to the demands of the space and preferences. One of the only disadvantages of a boiler and radiant floors is the lack of a cooling option. The former owners of the home got by with window a/cs. With summer time temperatures in Springtimefield correctly climbing into the mid to high eighties and bringing high humidity, I wasn’t pleased with the portable units. I didn’t like giving up the view from the windows or the security risk. Installing central a/c wasn’t feasible. Implementing ductwork would have been an extravagant and invasive nightmare. Instead, I invested into a ductless mini split system, then my pal and I now have a single outdoor compressor connected to air handlers mounted on the walls of each room, and just like with our boiler, my friend and I appreciate the advantages of zoned cooling.

Springfield Missouri Ductless mini split