Make your first house a home with radiant heating

Enjoy the comfort, efficiency and freedom of radiant from the start.

When you move into your very first house, it may take some time for you to truly feel at home. Aside from filling the space with comfortable furniture and trendy décor, the mechanical systems of your house also play an important role in creating a livable, welcoming home. For example, if you live in a house with an inefficient heating system and have to set up space heaters or bundle yourself in blankets for additional warmth, your home becomes an uninviting space.

Radiant heating can contribute to transforming a house into a cozy home, circulating warm water through a network of RAUPEX® piping that allows gentle heat to travel to the objects and people in the space. For first-time homeowners, radiant heating is a smart option if you’re looking to ensure the comfort, efficiency and architectural freedom of your home.  


There are several factors that influence human comfort, such as the temperature of surfaces around you, air temperature and even your clothing! Radiant heating provides you with the opportunity to adjust the actual surface temperatures of the objects in a space by emitting heat through a network of PEX pipes hidden in the floors, ceilings or walls. When the surfaces of your home can be actively heated, less of your comfort depends on other factors.

If your household is now full of people who are working or taking classes from home, comfort is especially crucial for these work spaces. Radiant heating provides room-by-room control, allowing you to decide which spaces need more heat. If you work or study in a chilly home office or basement, installing a radiant heating system allows you to control the temperature of individual rooms, fostering a comfortable yet productive work environment.


Radiant heating gives you more control of your comfort, but it also gives you more control over your home’s energy usage. With room-by-room controls, radiant heating ensures that energy is not wasted on unoccupied spaces. Additionally, radiant heating allows you to lower your indoor temperature set point while maintaining a comfortable level of warmth in your home. You can set your thermostat a few degrees cooler than would be comfortable with forced-air-only systems, which can save up to 30% on your heating bills.

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Architectural freedom

No wires and less ductwork to detract from the comfortable design you envision. Radiant heating keeps your space clean and free of clutter since the system is hidden within floors, walls or ceilings, giving you more design possibilities with your floor space. 

If you’re unsure about whether your floors are compatible with radiant heating, REHAU’s radiant systems accommodate a variety of floor coverings such as hardwood, carpet, vinyl, ceramic, tile or natural stone. This gives you flexibility in flooring design, with the added benefit of warmth in every step you take.

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As a first-time homeowner, you can easily make your new house feel like home with a radiant heating system. To learn more about radiant heating, visit the REHAU website

By Erin Slupe, Communications Intern

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