Taking into consideration that hot air rises, and that it takes more energy to heat a home than to cool one: it makes perfect sense that a Warmboard Radiant Floor Heating installation is an energy-efficient solution for battling high utility bills. Forced-air systems have vents placed at the top of a room – where heat would naturally rise. In contrast, heating the floor keeps warmth where it’s needed - in the lower to mid-section of a room.
By combining a structural subfloor with a thermodynamically sophisticated radiant panel, Warmboard keeps installation labor to a minimum. According to the company web site: “Other radiant heating systems are more labor intensive because they’re added either above or below the subfloor. Warmboard is the subfloor.” Since the tubing is closely fitted into channels and is clearly visible, any type of flooring can be installed on top of this radiant floor heating product.
Check out the Warmboard web site to learn about radiant heating in general, and their product specifically.
Photos and illustrations courtesy of WarmboardPosted by Debra Emmons on July 25, 2008 7:32 AM
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