For many homes, electricity is a feasible fuel source for heating water in a radiant floor heating system. Investing in a ground source geothermal heat pump can be a practical solution for those who want low energy bills, low energy consumption, and are attracted to the concept of using a renewable energy source.
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While you might recognize Warmboard by its color, this is not the only “green” and sustainable part of Warmboard. We produce efficient, healthy products and are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. Below is a summary of what makes us green.
Aluminum is 240 times as conductive as concrete!
All too often the term “Thermal Mass” is used when discussing radiant heat. Used in this context, it is referencing the ability of a high mass radiant floor assembly to store heat.
The concept originally made sense in the design of passive solar homes back in the 60’s and 70’s.
A Lot Has Changed In 50 Years...
For example, the archetype economy car in 1963 was the VW Beetle. An iconic automobile, but compared to the technology and features of today’s common car; say the Honda Civic, there’s not much comparison. The Honda has better acceleration, gas mileage, horsepower and safety features - not to mention leg room, stereo system, air conditioning; the list goes on. Adjusted for inflation, the difference in price between these automobiles is only $2,500 – just 15%.
If you have ever wondered what hydronic radiant floor heating looks like you should watch our thermographic videos. Using a thermographic camera we measured the heat output and panel temperatures of Warmboard and competing radiant systems. You'll see the exceptional performance of Warmboard when tested head to head against alternative radiant floor heating options.
In this series installment we hear from Scott Landry, principal of studio 101 designs, an architecture firm in San Rafael, CA.
“We have found Warmboard's radiant heating subfloor to be a great solution for our clients. It's silent, worry-free, and comfortable. Clients tell us it's wonderful to feel comfortable in their houses without having to even think about climate control - there's no need for ducts and vents, blowing noisy air into the space; no need to worry about maintaining and cleaning a central air system, replacing filters, keeping the air 'balanced'...our clients give...