The Brutzman family has been furnishing offices in the Mid-Columbia region with new equipment, furniture and supplies for years, but they had not built their own facility until recently. The Richland, Washington family just finished the initial construction on their new store, after making several key installations, the Tri-City Herald reported.
According to the news outlet, the Brutzmans recently filed their final plans with the builders, as they included energy efficient technology in their list of upgrades to the initial proposal from the architect.
The new space is more efficient, less congested and allows the family to expand their business, as new employees will be added to meet a growing demand for their services.
"But the space will be more efficient. The space we have now is chopped up and elongated. To make it work we don't really use the middle section," Ken Brutzman told the Herald.
The family decided to use a radiant heating system throughout the building, as they saw this as an energy efficient way to provide warmth to customers during winters months. Lowered heating costs and an increased level of comfort will result from the installation.
The type of radiant heating system that is installed can have a significant impact on the level of efficiency for the product, as a Warmboard system will deliver warmth to a residence or office with a lower level of energy use.
A Warmboard radiant heating system relies upon highly-conductive aluminum tubing to deliver the heat, and this method allows for the system to use less energy because of its efficient design. The temperature of the water that is run through the pipes does not have to be as high as other systems.