Calling this past winter “brutal” would probably be an accurate statement for most of North America. Massive storms, record low temperatures and snowfall swept across the vast majority of the continent.
As you look into the future, do you imagine living in the same home through your golden years? While assisted living communities are a great option for some older people, many hope to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in their own houses.
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.
With the recent cold snap sweeping across the US and Canada there is no better time to think about heat, more specifically home heating.
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.
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.
Sound attenuation for floor/ceiling assemblies may be required to attain code ratings or to mitigate sound for a client. The best practice in residential, multi-family and light commercial applications is to have the assembly evaluated by one of several testing methods. The common methods used are: field or lab testing, software modeling and estimating. Each method offers a different level of accuracy and cost. Usually these services are performed by an “Acoustical Consultant” to provide STC and IIC ratings. The higher the number, the quieter the floor/ceiling assembly.