Data
Residential Remodeling

Radiant Floor Heating

These reports use incidence rates, household purchase rates for homeowners and renters, and housing stock to produce market demand data and five-year forecast for the residential repair and remodeling purchases. The Radiant Floor Heating report contains a summary of purchase volume in units for hydronic and electric floor heating systems in each of the 50 states. Market shares are also reported separately for owner-occupied dwellings for each of 32 geographic areas of the United States and renter-occupied dwellings for each of the nine Census Divisions. Product categories include:

TYPE OF EXPENDITURE
  • Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating System
  • Electric Radiant Floor Heating System
HYDRONIC SYSTEM
  • An additional space being constructed
  • Conversion of non-heated space
  • Conversion of heated to hydronic space
  • None of the above
PLACEMENT OF HYDRONIC SYSTEM
  • Porch
  • Garage
  • Bedroom
  • Living/Family room
  • Basement
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
HEAT SOURCE FOR HYDRONIC SYSTEM
  • Cast iron boiler
  • Condensing boiler
  • Geothermal heat pump
  • Air heat pump
  • Water heater (w/tank)
  • Water heater (instantaneous/tankless)
  • Solar
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
HEAT SOURCE FOR HOME
  • Forced Air
  • Cast iron boiler
  • Condensing boiler
  • Geothermal heat pump
  • Air heat pump
  • Solar
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure / Not specified
BRAND OF HYDRONIC SYSTEM
  • IPEX
  • Rehau
  • Roth
  • Uponor
  • Viega
  • Watts
  • Zurn
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
BRANDS CONSIDERED FOR HYDRONIC SYSTEM
  • IPEX
  • Rehau
  • Roth
  • Uponor
  • Viega
  • Watts
  • Zurn
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
 
METHOD OF BECOMING AWARE OF HYDRONIC SYSTEMS
  • Architect
  • Builder
  • HVAC Contractor / Plumber
  • Experienced electric radiant previously
  • Had hydronic in previous or other home
  • Have hydronic radiant in other rooms in this home
  • Heard from friend or relative
  • Experienced in another home or location
  • Magazine ad
  • Web Page
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
REASONS YOU CHOSE HYDRONIC SYSTEMS
  • Less expensive than alternatives
  • Comfort
  • Energy savings
  • Incentives offered
  • Health reasons
  • Quieter than alternatives
  • Other
  • Not sure / Not specified
FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH HYDRONIC SYSTEMS
  • Yes
  • No
SATISFACTION WITH HYDRONIC SYSTEMS
AVERAGE SCORE
  • 1=Very Dissatisfied
  • 2.000
  • 3.000
  • 4.000
  • 5=Very Satisfied
DWELLINGS WITH HYDRONIC SYSTEMS
  • SFD – Starter
  • SFD – Moveup
  • SFD – Luxury
  • SFD – Duplex or Triplex
  • SFA – Townhome
  • MF – Apartment
  • Other / Not sure
PURCHASER / INSTALLER
  • Majority purchased by a professional contractor
  • Majority installed by a professional contractor
PLACE OF PURCHASE
  • Home center – Home Depot
  • Home center – Lowe’s
  • Home center – Menards
  • Home center – other
  • Hardware store
  • Specialty Store
  • Lumber yard
  • Discount store
  • Other