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Radiant air floors use air as the heat-carrying medium. Air cannot hold large amounts of heat, so radiant air floors are not cost-effective in residential applications, and are seldom installed. Electric radiant floor consists of electric cables built into the floor. Electric radiant floor heating systems are easier and more affordable to install but more expensive to operate, making them ideal for heating small areas. A"hydronic" radiant floor is the most popular and cost effective way to heat an entire house. It circulates water from a boiler or water heater through loops of 1/2-inch polyethylene tubing. Hydronic systems are cost-effective to operate, so they work well for large floor areas and even entire houses. The cost of radiant floor heating also varies depending upon whether there is access to the subfloor and the extent to which flooring and ceilings must be torn out and reinstalled.