Tubing Spacing and Radiant Heat

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:40

One of the first things that you may notice about Warmboard is the 12 inch spacing of our tubing channels. Other systems have tubing spaced every 6, 7 or 9 inches. So many wonder why Warmboard tubing channels aren’t closer together.

Warmboard is able to use tubing every 12 inches because of our superior conductivity. Warmboard is 2-5x more conductive than other radiant systems. Like any metal surface, Warmboard heats up quickly and tranfers that energy faster and more evenly to the interior space.

Fast Radiant Demystified

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:26

Understanding high mass, low mass and the importance of conductivity

Warmboard is a simple concept which maximizes the speed at which heat is delivered under all circumstances. One of the most significant benefits of Warmboard is its ability to adjust to temperature changes quickly and keep a conditioned space at the desired temperature. We call this “fast radiant”, because unlike competing radiant solutions, Warmboard reacts faster. This unique benefit is a result of Warmboard’s low mass and superior conductivity.

Conductivity and Radiant Heat Infographic

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:52

We are excited to share a new infograph that illustrates the importance of conductivity and how it directly affects the performance of any radiant heating system. 

As you'll see Warmboard uses aluminum, which allows for faster responses to changing heat loads throughout the day, ensuring unrivaled comfort. It also means more even floor temperatures and access to a wider variety of flooring options.

Low Water Temperatures Save Energy

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:54

You don’t have to have an engineering degree to understand the basics of thermodynamics. You know intuitively that in the winter, heat flows through your home’s walls from the inside to the outside causing heat loss. The amount that flows out is determined in large part by the wall’s conductivity. As conductivity goes up so does heat flow. We insulate the walls of homes to lower conductivity so that the heat flowing out is as low as possible. But even in well-insulated homes there is heat loss.

Why Conductivity Is So Important

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 15:34

radiant diagramThe primary job of any radiant panel is to conduct heat from water in a tube to the surface of your floor, causing your home to be comfortably warm. It’s not a surprise that virtually all of the benefits of radiant heat are improved when radiant panels are more conductive.

Increasing conductivity:

• Lowers the water temperature needed in the tubing which saves energy

The Cost of Warmboard

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:09

“So, what does it cost?”
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It’s the obvious question to ask before making any purchase. With Warmboard, the answer is not always obvious because of many factors to consider. And you certainly cannot compare Warmboard to a simple sheet of plywood; it’s so much more.

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