Radiant heating does not dehumidify the air, so in winter, room humidity is more ideal. Unlike forced hot air, radiant heat will not dry out breathing passages or furniture. With no fans or blowers, radiant is dust-free, so it's also cleaner. Virus particles, bacteria, and pet dander fall to the floor instead of circulating constantly in the air, so your family will stay healthier in winter.
Because radiant heating warms the occupants rather than the room, New Jersey homeowners find they are comfortable at temperature settings several degrees lower than with conventional heating systems. Lower temperature settings mean lower fuel costs.
Radiant heat is like the sun's heat. It travels through the air until it finds an object (did you ever notice how hot the pavement gets in mid summer?). Typical heating systems rely on convection. Convention simply means that the heated air will rise, and the cooler air will fall (unless it's forced warm air, which is driven by a blower). Have you ever put on clothes that seemed to be cold? How about crawled into a bed that seemed rather chilly under the covers? That's what happens with convective heating- the air is warm, not the surrounding objects in your New Jersey home.