Radiant in Residential

Rhode Island home utilizes energy efficient technology to lower costs, provide comfort

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 10:45

A new home in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, recently underwent a renovation that led to the installation of green and energy efficient products that both increased the comfort level in the residence and will help to reduce electricity costs, The New York Times reported.

According to the news source, the home underwent an extensive three-year renovation that saw the addition of sugar pine framed windows, french doors opening to a deck and pool, new appliances in the kitchen and a radiant heating system.

The addition of the French doors and the radiant heating system will allow for increased energy efficiency during the summer and winter months, as heating and cooling costs will be influenced by the presence of these products.

According to the Times, the additions will also help to increase the comfort level that is present in the home. The doors will help to circulate air more freely and the installation of larger windows will add more sunlight and prevent rooms from becoming stuffy, especially during winter months.

Heating costs and comfort are sure to change for homeowners who install a radiant heating system, but the extent to which they are altered is largely dependent on the type of product that is used.

A Warmboard radiant heating system allows for maximum savings on energy costs due to the highly conductive tubing that is used in the product. This helps to reduce the water temperature that is necessary to provide heat for a home, allowing a homeowner to use less energy in heating their residence.

Warmboard systems also help a homeowner to use any type of flooring in their home, something that may not be the case for other radiant heating systems. The highly conductive aluminum tubing that is used allows for thinner panels that don't have to be heated as much, unlike other products that may damage floors.