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Heated driveway?

Commercial snow melting. (E.g. TOYOTA + ELEKTRA).

HYPOCAUST. Made in GREECE and ROME

ONDOL - The Korean invention

American Legend: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

From STONE COLD to NICE WARM floors in just 2 hours?

New Kitchen Project. (Part 1)

New Kitchen Project. (Part 2)

Radiant heating in one day?

From cold slab floor to comfort and beauty.

How to connect UCCG-9991 programmable thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to connect MTC-2991 manual thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to choose the in-floor radiant heat ELEKTRA mat?

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 1).

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 2).

How to connect more than 1 mat?

The problem on the roof

Installing radiant floor heating in just one afternoon.

Cathedral ceilings effect & Medieval Hypocaustum (floor heating)

STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION




DIY or looking for reliable experienced contractor with references? Learn few basics first.

 

Always ask why and how. Forced air? Baseboard heaters? How about a TRUE HYBRID SYSTEM? 

                                                   

Contrary to standard heating where lots of heat is put in one spot and forced into the rest of the room - radiant floor heating works by equally and gently spreading tiny amount of heat everywhere. 

 

  WITH STANDARD HEATING THAT'S WHERE THE HEAT IS:

HIGH, NEAR THE CEILING.

 

WITH FLOOR HEATING, HEAT IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE: LOW AND THAT'S WHY LESS OF IT IS NEEDED.


Energy efficiency needs to be mentioned when comparing standard heating with radiant floor heating.

 

  • Heat loss is the greatest in the top half of the room. You loose more heat with forced air heating than with any other system since the heat rises and stays in the top half of the room where nobody feels it anyway. (Perhaps except Mr.Spiderman and he is out most of the time doing things Spidermans do while out). It goes to the ceiling, yet the thermostat is only halfway there calling for more of it.

 

  • Radiant floor heating concentrates the heat in the lower half of the room where the human body needs it most. This can allow you to set your thermostat 2-4 lower and still be comfortable: thus lower heating bills.

 

 


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