A hydronic radiant floor heats surfaces using water run through pipes inside the surface. Conventional radiators are not the same thing as a hydronic radiant floor heat system in that radiators use heated water to warm the air and consequently warm a space using convection currents. With radiant heat, surfaces are warmed and that heat travels through radiation, making a more ergo dynamic heating system designed to keep the body comfortable in a more optimal fashion.
Hydronic radiant floor heat does not heat the air. It heats objects and people that cross into its zone of heating. There is less loss of body heat to cold surfaces and a more reliable method of providing heat in that the heated air is no longer stratified. Instead, there is a consistent level of heat.
Tankless Water Heaters and Tankless Boilers provide the best solutions for economical high performance heat sources. Depending on the type of installation, heat load, and performance level, the hydronic radiant heating system will require a wide range of supply water temperatures. On demand Tankless Water Heaters offer a very affordable hot water solution. Although lightly constructed they are an excellent choice for low temperature moderate demand installations. If your needs require higher BTU demands or water temperatures, your need would be well met with a Tankless Condensing Boiler. Long life quality construction, high efficiencies, and packed with features. A boiler can be more affordable than your think.
Tankless Water Heaters should also be considered for your Domestic Hot Water supply. Unlike a central boiler with a hot water storage tank, tankless water heaters offer a continuous flow of hot water. Instead of holding a tank of hot water, water is heated as needed. These water heaters heat the water as the it flows through the device, and do not retain any water internally except for what is in the heat exchanger coil promoting the luxury of "endless hot water" with superb energy savings.
Pexheat can help you with the installation of your hydronic radiant floor and tankless water heaters. You can also contact us regarding accessories, such as pex fittings for radiant heating manifolds and controls such as radiant floor thermostats. You can also fill out our RFQ form online or fill it out and fax it back to us.
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