Radiant in Residential

Incorporate Warmboard radiant heating into a home design

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 22:12

Architects focused on promoting the use of green technology in new residential construction projects may want to consider a radiant heating system. Warmboard's superior radiant heating system allows a homeowner to adjust warmth output to balance out the changing temperatures outdoors. The energy-efficient system ensures that a home is exactly the right temperature a person desires so that a space remains comfortable. 

However, before an architect can start incorporating the use of a radiant heating system, he or she must ensure the right framing system is put into place. Western Platform Framing is the dominant framing system in the US. A plywood subfloor is put in place as the typical platform. However, for Warmboard's radiant heating solution, the use of a 1 1/8 radiant panel and structural subfloor that is all-in-one replaces the traditional plywood framing system.

The high-quality framing system is rated to carry all of the point loads, uniform loads and horizontal shear loads that are typically carried by the ¾ plywood subfloor. By implementing the use of a Warmboard radiant heating system, an architect can gain a structure structural subfloor to work off of.

An architect may want to consider installing a radiant heating system into a home because more Americans than ever are looking toward purchasing homes outfitted with energy-efficient technology. Homebuyers are hiring architects to incorporate the use of sustainable technology like radiant heating into construction plans.
An architect can learn more about the potential benefits of installing radiant heating in a home by consulting with the experts at Warmboard.