Radiant Heating Renovation – Saving over $5000!
November 19, 2014
In-floor radiant heating systems have become very popular over the last decade. This relatively new trend is not limited to new construction. In fact, many existing heating systems can be rather easily replaced by a new radiant system. In-floor heating can be installed in existing homes where there is access to the sub-floor from the floor below, usually the basement.
There is no limit to the potential installations with some creativity and commitment. Such is the case in this 18th century farmhouse renovation by F.W. Behler. The team took on the task of installing in-floor radiant in a stone farmhouse with original wide plank wood floors and hand-hewn beams.
The F.W. Behler team designed and installed a hydronic heating system that was energy efficient in all aspects. The heart of the system is a Triangle Tube Prestige propane boiler, with an AFUE of 95%. They combined this with Triangle Tube’s SMART 40 indirect water heater, with less than $0.10 per day in standby heat loss. Finally, they took advantage of the very low pressure drop of the Prestige boiler and installed extremely energy efficient ECM circulators. This system design is expected to reduce the electric costs by nearly $5000 over the life of the system.
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