Radiant is a premium technology that has always carried a premium initial cost. Yet as energy costs continue to rise, so too have the number of fine custom homes using Warmboard. This is due to the numerous long term benefits of Warmboard and our superior conductivity. While our high conductivity brings about numerous benefits, one of the most important benefits is low operating costs, which reward the forward thinking homeowner with reduced utility bills, month after month, year after year, for the life of the home.
While there are many variables to consider, including climate and insulation of a home, in most instances, Warmboard can comfortably heat your home using water temperatures around 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Compared to other systems that use water in excess of 140 degrees, you can imagine a significant savings on your energy bill. Higher water temperatures also age system components faster. Lower water temps actually extend the life of these mechanical components.
The wisdom of Warmboard economics has been well established at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an energy efficiency proving ground. Every year, the best engineering students from the best universities have designed and built amazing concept homes using Warmboard as an essential component in their designs.
When considered solely as an individual element, Warmboard is not inexpensive. However, when viewed as part of a complete radiant system, Warmboard proves it’s value. Financially speaking, Warmboard is extremely competitive with systems that simply do not perform nearly as well. And over the life of your home, Warmboard is the logical decision. Learn more about how Warmboard helps lower operating cost.