Why Radiant Heat

Advantages of Radiant Heat Systems

Radiant Heat Systems offer many advantages over traditional forced air heating systems. The most important advantage, and the number one reason consumers install a these systems is the improved comfort level achieved with radiant heat. Radiant Heat allows a room to be heated evenly by increasing the room's average surface temperature. Your room is now evenly tempered from floor to ceiling, wall to wall.

Energy Savings. The biggest benefit of radiant heat is energy efficiency. Radiant flooring can reduce heating costs by 20 to 40 percent. Customers are able to save money on energy bills with a Radiant Heat System due to highly efficient equipment, comfort at lower room temperatures, and zoning or room by room temperature management. Heat is transferred from the floor, directly warming people and furnishings in the room. The heat produced stays near floor level where it is absorbed by the occupant, and is not wasted up near the ceiling as is the case with a forced air heating system. Other main advantages include no visible components, very quiet, no noisy fans or furnaces running, dependability, and significantly increase the resale value of your home.

Radiant Heat Design

Thermal Hydronic Supply Ltd. offers a custom radiant heat design service to fit the needs of your individual radiant system. Each radiant design is performed by a certified radiant heat designer. We incorporate the full WATTS RADIANT, and SIME product line and is fully customized to your individual home, office, or building. We are here to assist is any way we can to make your radiant heat installation a smooth one. Upon completing the quote, you will receive a complete material list and drawing for your project. You the customer, must provide the necessary information for your system including room dimensions, zoning preferences, window dimensions, etc. for T.H.S. to accurately quote your project.

With your quote you will receive the following.

  • List of materials required for your job.
  • Heat Loss report, tube spacing & tubing layout.
  • Loop mapping, length of each loop, with manifold
  • A cad file (drawing) of your project is required and must be emailed to us. Your architect or building contractor should have access to this file.

About Radiant Heat

In a resting position the human body will produce about 400 Btu's/hour. This is about 300 Btu's more than we need to survive. In order to "feel" comfortable, we need to shed these extra Btu's. A heating system is a mechanism is which we control the rate excess heat is lost. The slower we lose heat, the warmer we feel. In order to heat a space, something within that space has to be warmer than the desired space temperature (hot to cold). In a forced air environment, the air coming from the duct is between 120°F / 40°C and 140°F / 60°C, assuming a 72°F / 22°C desired room temperature. In a radiant floor system the floor temperature is between 72°F / 22°C and 85°F / 29°C, assuming a desired 68°F / 20°C room temperature.

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