Calling this past winter “brutal” would probably be an accurate statement for most of North America. Massive storms, record low temperatures and snowfall swept across the vast majority of the continent.
Brunelleschi Construction is an incredible firm based out of New Jersey. And though you may have never heard of them, in all likelihood you have heard of a couple of their team members - Principal Anthony Carrino and Senior Project Manager John Colaneri who have their own hit show, Cousins Undercover.
Analogies are wonderful things - ideal in helping others visualize and understand a topic they are unfamiliar with. We use them too. While radiant heat is known for its comfort and energy efficiency, different products offer varying levels of performance. For those unfamiliar with radiant heat, discussing the differences between a high mass system and a low mass system is almost like a foreign language. But if we make a car analogy, and say, for example, that radiant heat is like a car, low mass systems are sedans, high mass systems are semi-trucks - this is something everyone can visualize.
Now that we’ve announced our new Warmsource and the Total Warmth System, we wanted to delve deeper into the idea of “Why”. Why this system? Why now?
Our approach here has always been to make products that make sense. To remove complexity and make products that work well and install easily, intuitively. It has always been our opinion that radiant heating is far too complex and expensive. We’re aiming to change that. We want the comfort and energy savings of radiant heat to be more accessible and more affordable.
A typical radiant heated home in the US can expect a 25%* energy savings over a conventional forced air home due to a variety of factors that are explained below. This savings can be further increased if using high efficiency heat sources in conjunction with the radiant heat system.
* 1998 study by Kansas State University and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE])