So you’ve put in radiant heat under your 1st floor, but after all the excitement, your home is still cool and your basement is the warmest place of the house. Don’t panic. Foam It! Foam It Green, to be precise.
Put up foam board to give the space the pipes need. Then, spray foam the foam board to seal it off. Do NOT spray the heating elements directly. This will keep the heat going in the right direction, keeping your floor warm without using a ton of electricity to do it.