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Efficient and Comfortable


The growing popularity of Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating is due to the comfortable, uniform level of heat supplied by circulating warm water through plastic tubing which is installed in the floor. This creates a heat profile which is ideal - warm feet and a cooler body level.

 

What are the Benefits of Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating?

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating is more comfortable – a non intrusive heating system, providing a high comfort level that matches the human body’s comfort zone.

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are virtually invisible, silent and unnoticeable.

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are healthy - no dust and pollen circulating in heating ducts

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are more efficient because they work in accord with the natural law of physics.

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Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating components are hidden and allow the dwelling total unrestricted floor space utilization.

 

Perfect match for human needs - high comfort level

Floor HeatingWarm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems distribute heat evenly across the entire floor. An even temperature is obtained from the gradual  low temperature release of heat.

 

Cost Efficient
When heat is applied to the floor, where it is most beneficial to the human body and is not at the ceiling, a 30% to 40% reduction in heating costs can be obtained when switching from a typical forced air system to a floor heating system.

 

Quiet, Clean and Safe
Without fans or blowers operating, Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are virtually noiseless, making the home or work environment more enjoyable. The absence of ductwork allows full freedom for interior design and furniture placement. House cleaning is reduced due to the absence of diffusers and floor vents. No more forced movement of dust, pollen or pet dander. Air in the house is not dried out which creates a more pleasant living environment for people and plants. Since there are no hot radiators or other potential burn sources, a room heated by a Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating System provides a safer environment. This is particularly desirable for children in kindergartens, day care centers, schools and the home.

Low Operating and Low Maintenance Cost
Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are ideal for low temperature heat sources such as solar collectors, water/water heat pumps, or waste heat sources. For example: incinerators, generators, or industrial plants. Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems are adaptable to any fuel. Like Natural gas, LP gas, electrical water heaters and woodstoves with jackets may be used.

 

Warm Floors Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems offer an attractive alternative to builders, saving consumers in operating costs.  Reduced house cleaning decreases maintenance costs.

   
 

Heating System Comparison


Forced Air Heating

Advantages
Well known

Quick response

Ductwork may be combined with
AC system (with poor results)

Lowers snow load on roof

 

Disadvantages
Poor heat distribution
(hot head - cold feet)

Dries out the air

High operating cost

Noisy

Temperature fluctuation

Dust activator - transporter

Ducts difficult to keep clean - typically done by a duct cleaning contractor

Requires air filter maintenance

Limits furniture placement


Radiator Heating (Baseboard)

Advantages
None

Available at a low cost from Scrapyard

Disadvantages

High installation cost

High operating cost

Fair heat distribution
(warm head - cold feet)

Intrusive, radiator placement

Dries out the air

High circulation temperature
(poor heater performance)

Potential burn source


Ceiling Heat

Advantages
Low installation cost

Disadvantages
Poor match for human needs
(hot head - cold feet)

Dry air

Requires high Amp circuit

High operating cost

Single fuel source (electric)

Last modified: 10/27/2008

   

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