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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




RADIANT HEAT



Conduction, convection, and radiant heat energy..


WHAT IS RADIANT HEAT? 
 
There are 3 basic ways heat transfer:

 

Conduction, convection, and radiant.

 

  • CONDUCTION: Conduction is direct heat flow through matter.
    Example: Conduction of heat from the hot surface of a stove to a fry pan.

 

  • CONVECTION. Convection is the transfer of heat within the air.
    The heat travels upwards to the ceiling with the natural movement of the air.
    Example: space heaters, hair dryers.

 

  • RADIANT: Radiant is the transmission of electromagnetic rays through space. These rays have no temperature, only energy. Every material or object with temperature above absolute zero emits these rays in all directions until they're deflected or absorbed.


WHY RADIANT HEAT?

 

  • COMFORT. Radiant heat is the most comfortable form of heat. These rays directly heat the body rather than the air.

 

  • HEALTH. Traditional heaters force hot airs through the house, these actions causes dust mites, pollens and pollutants to circulate. Radiant heat however does not use air to carry heat, eliminating the circulation of dust. Radiant heat can drastically reduce pollutants and dust mites by up to 80%. Radiant heat also emits far-infrared rays which benefits the body by relieving pain, stress and fatigue and increase circulations.

 

  • ENERGY SAVINGS. Being Low temperature heating - Radiant heat can save up to 50% in total heating cost when compared with high temperature heating. 

 

  • COST and EFFICIENCY. With no maintenance costs, low installation cost and quick turnaround construction time electric radiant heating is very economical.

 

HOW DOES RADIANT FLOOR HEATING WORK? 

 

  • A radiant heating system circulates electrical current (120 or 230V) through special resistance cables or cables on fiberglass mesh in floors to distribute heat. There is almost no energy waste in the process.

 

  • Radiant energy warms the surfaces of all objects which are in direct line of sight, including all floors, walls, furniture and people which can be "seen" by the floor. 

 

  • Radiant systems provide the inverse of conventional space heating patterns: they provide warm floors and cool ceilings, resulting in greater comfort and energy savings. Because it does not rely on ducting, furnaces, fans or blowers, the system is virtually noiseless because there is no air movement.

 

 SUMMARIZING: COZIER HOMES.

 

Given top ranking for efficient heating systems for homes and other buildings is hydronic radiant floor heating - warm water (not boiling hot like in the traditional radiators) running through serpentine piping just below a floor's surface.

 

Not only is it the most loved heating system in terms of efficiency, it is also the most comfortable to live with - say goodbye to dry skin with hydronic radiant floor heating. It is what American Architectural Icon Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned and implemented in his designs.

 

Unfortunately, in-floor hydronic heating is probably best suited for new homes and commercial buildings, or heavily remodeled ones. Adding this system to an existing building is a monumental (read: expensive) task.

 

What owners of lived-in, worked-in buildings need is a new kind of radiant heating technology that can be easily, inexpensively added to existing buildings.

 

Picture something like this: a material that could be rolled out connected to a source of energy covered by ceramic or stone tiles and then allowed to heat a room, evenly, comfortably and efficiently.

 

Had only GE try floor heating instead of walls or ceilings 50 years ago... 

 


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