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Radiant Floor Heating – Perfect for High Efficiency Boilers

October 15, 2014

radiant_floorWith the cold end of 2010 on the East Coast, our residential heating systems have been working hard.  During these high-use periods the benefits of radiant heating become apparent.  Radiant heating produces less dust, more comfortable, less-dry air, and operates silently.Radiant heating systems are most familar to us as the traditional boiler and cast iron radiators.  Or you may be familiar with the baseboard radiators.  These are still the most prevalent radiant systems, however one of the most popular installation methods in new construction is radiant flooring.  In these systems hot water from the boiler is circulated through tubes underneath framed flooring or laid into concrete slabs.

Radiant Floor Warmth
Radiant floor heating makes sense for a number of reasons.  The warm floors are comfortable to walk on, are invisible, and allow the greatest flexibility in installation.  It can be installed during new construction or it can be added to existing floors.  If you are looking to replace an existing furnace, consider radiant heating and the many benefits discussed above.

Radiant floor heating requires the hydronic heating system to operate at lower temperatures than traditional radiators or baseboard systems.  This works to the advantage of high efficiency boilers like Triangle Tube’s Prestige boiler.  The Prestige boiler’s efficiency increases as the temperature at which the hydronic heating system returns water to the boiler decreases.
Triangle Tube's Prestige Boiler
Triangle Tube’s Prestige boiler is a modern high efficiency boiler with an AFUE of 95%.  The modern control and unique fire tube heat exchanger allow the boiler to optimize the return on investment from a new radiant floor heating system.

Jim Lavallee Plumbing
Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area
Phone: Toll-free (888) 884-4122

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