Understanding high mass, low mass and the importance of conductivity
Warmboard is a simple concept which maximizes the speed at which heat is delivered under all circumstances. One of the most significant benefits of Warmboard is its ability to adjust to temperature changes quickly and keep a conditioned space at the desired temperature. We call this “fast radiant”, because unlike competing radiant solutions, Warmboard reacts faster. This unique benefit is a result of Warmboard’s low mass and superior conductivity.
We are excited to share a new infograph that illustrates the importance of conductivity and how it directly affects the performance of any radiant heating system.
As you'll see Warmboard uses aluminum, which allows for faster responses to changing heat loads throughout the day, ensuring unrivaled comfort. It also means more even floor temperatures and access to a wider variety of flooring options.
Sound attenuation for floor/ceiling assemblies may be required to attain code ratings or to mitigate sound for a client. The best practice in residential, multi-family and light commercial applications is to have the assembly evaluated by one of several testing methods. The common methods used are: field or lab testing, software modeling and estimating. Each method offers a different level of accuracy and cost. Usually these services are performed by an “Acoustical Consultant” to provide STC and IIC ratings. The higher the number, the quieter the floor/ceiling assembly.
The leaves are falling, winter is just around the corner and it's a great time to start thinking about remodeling and improving your home. Home comfort should be at the top of your wish list and what better way to achieve this than through the quiet, invisible warmth of radiant heat. Warmboard delivers the ultimate performance in radiant home heating: fast responding, efficient, and luxuriously comfortable.
One of the most important things when designing homes or buildings is having the freedom to incorporate all the required design elements to achieve the objective. When faced with limitations and hurdles of the interior space this quest becomes much more difficult.
We delved deep into this question here last year, but wanted to dive into more detail about the cost of Warmboard compared to a specific, common radiant heating application – Gypsum Concrete.
Again in this analysis, we’ll look at all of the factors that need to be considered when putting a true price on a radiant heating system. If only the cost of the radiant product itself is considered Warmboard can be up to $4/sq ft more, but that comparison is missing numerous key components that are needed to complete any radiant system.