Radiant in Residential

Chicago mansion to feature radiant heating system

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:23

Many people would not consider the monthly heating costs as an important matter when building a $5 million castle to celebrate a lifetime of hard work. Paul Iwanski noted these expenditures when constructing his Chicago home, as the former day-laborer is not above saving a pretty penny, according to the Chicago Daily Herald.

In a house where the master bedroom suite is 2,500 square feet, Iwanski noted that the idea of providing heat to the entire house would be difficult to do without a modern system. It was for this reason that he decided to install radiant heating into the floors, the news source reported.

“The heating bill was right around $300 per month, which isn't bad for 18,000 square feet,” Iwanski told the Herald about his new system.

The Polish immigrant came to this country 20 years ago, and worked his way up the corporate ladder after starting as a mason. It is because of this ascension that Iwanski appreciates every dollar that can be saved, reported the news source.

Hydronic radiant floors are the most popular and cost-effective version of the technology, as the water that is used saves money on the electricity costs that are associated with other systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.