Solar Radiant Floor Heating

 

 



Radiant floor heating is an excellent  home heating method used to spread heat over a large area.  Since the temperature of stored hot water from a solar heating system is often low a large surface area is required to supply the same amount of heat as a fuel oil base board heating system. As you know hot air rises. This is why a warm floor is a warm house. 
A radiant floor heating system is usually made by cementing a polyethylene tube to an existing floor. The cement acts a conductive medium used to transfer and disperse the heat. Some radiant systems use the concrete floor as a storage medium. Although these direct floor heating systems work, the household temperature swings may be intolerable so a heat storage vault may be required to regulate temperature.

For more information about solar radiant floor heating go to: Energy Independent Housing

 

                           

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