Radiant in Residential

Desert home features radiant floor heating

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 07:24

The average individual may think that radiant floor heating is only a solution for a property located in a region that experiences harsh winters featuring snow and ice, however, that's not the case. The eco-friendly heating option is even ideal in properties located in typically hot regions like rocky high desert of Southern California.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Andre Nitze has designed and built himself a modern abode in "the middle of no where." On the outer edge of civilization, north of Palm Springs and near the small community of Pioneertown, California, Nitze and his friends spent 14 weeks building the vacation home (professional help was sought for concrete laying, plumbing, electrical and roofing). 
The closest Starbucks is 40 minutes away, the nearest post office is 10 miles down the road and the only restaurant-bar in Pioneertown is small and originally built as a backdrop for filming westerns by Hollywood in the 1940s, according to the news source. 
Because temperatures can drop at night in the middle of the desert, it was important for an efficient and effective heating system was installed in the vacation home. Nitze and his friends wanted to include a number of sustainable, eco-friendly technologies. The news source reports that all electricity is created by eight solar panels that charge 16 golf-cart batteries for power storage. Even the radiant floor heating system is run off the power generated by the solar panels. 
When living in a remote region, it is important for a property to be properly maintained and function at all times. Even slight disruptions can cause problems and decrease the comfort of a homeowner or guest. Radiant floor heating is highly effectively and a reliable form of warmth that can be used in properties located in rural communities or urban metros.