Ra­di­ant floor heat­ing

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

In­floor ra­di­ant floor heat­ing is in­cred­i­bly use­ful, com­fort­able and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly when de­signed and in­stalled cor­rectly. When in­stalled in­cor­rectly, how­ever, it can be un­com­fort­able, in­ef­fi­cient and lose its en­vi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness. When de­cid­ing on a ra­di­ant heat­ing sys­tem, one should take into ac­count many vari­ables, the first of which is the type of sys­tem and fuel that will best fit your needs. Here are a few top­ics to con­sider when think­ing about a ra­di­ant heat­ing sys­tem. con­vects from the ra­di­ant floor sur­face, it loses ap­prox­i­mately two de­grees Cel­sius at two me­tres above the floor. This im­parts a feel­ing of nat­u­ral warmth. The most ac­cept­able in­door cli­mate is one in which the floor tem­per­a­ture ranges be­tween 19 and 26 C and the air tem­per­a­ture at head level ranges be­tween 18 and 24 C.) Any heat­ing sys­tem should be care­fully de­signed around the needs of your pro­ject. For this rea­son, a de­tailed heat loss cal­cu­la­tion should be done for any ra­di­ant heat­ing sys­tem. If a heat loss cal­cu­la­tion is not done, your sys­tem could be in­cor­rectly sized, po­ten­tially lead­ing to de­creased sys­tem ef­fi­ciency, higher fuel bills, or even an in­abil­ity of the sys­tem to keep up with the heat de­mand. It is im­por­tant to have your heat­ing sys­tem sized specif­i­cally for your pro­ject.

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