Successful radiant heating options?

Discussion in 'Radiant Heating and Cooling' started by BenWoj42, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. BenWoj42

    BenWoj42 Member

    It seems like the Favorite type of heating method is using some type of concrete to disperse the heat throughout. Besides concrete, what are some other successful heating techniques that you've done/seen?
  2. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Besides radiant flooring, we have directly used hot water in fan coils and fan convectors.

    Other established means are radiant wall panels and baseboards, but I have not directly used these.

    I've never done staple up either for that matter.
  3. Mark Custis

    Mark Custis Not soon. Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Walls, ceilings, low temp panel radiators, all work.
  4. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Concrete is less ideal due to its lack of quick response, it has a high thermal inertia. The best in my opinion is protruded aluminum right below tile or wood finish floors (Tile being better).
    You want a heat distribution system which uses the least temperatures to give the space the needed btus, and you want it to be low mass to respond quickly. Concrete is sometimes a compromise since it is much cheaper to install.

Share This Page