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A new shot of the project in Breckenridge, Colorado.

A new shot of the project in #breckenridgecolorado. Warmboard-S down right over the joist – just as we foretold. #colorado #warmboard #newhome #skislopes

Photo sent in this morning from a job site in Breckenridge, Colorado Joist layout complete.

Photo sent in this morning from a job site in #breckenridgecolorado Joist layout complete. Warmboard-S will install directly over the joist – no need for a separate subfloor panel. And what a view!! #warmboard #warmboard-s #colorado

Stunning Warmboard home in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Stunning Warmboard home in Steamboat Springs, CO. Warmboard radiant is ideal for rooms like this with high ceilings. Home by Gerber-Berend Design Build.

Congratulations to friend and client @adriangreiner for his new role as “UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador”.

Congratulations to friend and client @adriangrenier for his new role as “UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador”.

Lower air temperatures with more comfort? Learn how it works

On a sunny spring day you can feel comfortable outside in a t-shirt and shorts even if the air is only 60ºF (15ºC). This is because we are feeling the radiant warmth of the sun. This radiant heat allows us to be comfortable at lower temperatures. The same is true in a radiant home. With ... Lower air temperatures with more comfort? Learn how it works

Hot air rises. Learn why this is not ideal for your home.

We all learned growing up that “heat rises”. This isn’t totally accurate, but “hot air” does rise. In general this is a good thing, especially for the hot air balloon industry. But in a home, it is problematic. When hot air is pumped through a duct, it is typically between 120–140ºF (49–60ºC). This hot air ... Hot air rises. Learn why this is not ideal for your home.

Want to control the temperature of each room in your house? One word: Zoning.

Most forced air heated homes have a single thermostat, and therefore a single zone. This is due to the fact that forced air systems are inherently difficult, and expensive, to zone. Radiant homes have numerous zones because they are easy and inexpensive to create. This allows you to keep one bedroom at 66ºF (19ºC), another ... Want to control the temperature of each room in your house? One word: Zoning.

Underfloor Heating – Alternative to Traditional HVAC – Bob Vila

Underfloor Heating – Alternative to Traditional HVAC – Bob Vila If you’re getting ready for a spring renovation project, this may be the perfect time to opt for a new HVAC system that will ensure wintertime comfort and help reduce your monthly heating costs. Read More

Thermal Mass is outdated. Conductivity is king.

Often times the term “thermal mass” is used when discussing radiant heat.  The concept of “thermal mass” originally made sense in the 1960’s and 70’s during the trend of designing passive solar homes. A dark colored pour made of Portland cement, or gypsum concrete, would sit beneath south facing windows and soak up the sun’s ... Thermal Mass is outdated. Conductivity is king.

do I need to install warmboard on the second floor of small house

do I need to install warmboard on the second floor of small house It really depends on your situation and layout of the home. Some do put radiant on the bottom floor only and trust that will be sufficient to heat the upstairs as well. This is especially true if the upstairs is open and ... do I need to install warmboard on the second floor of small house

Parasitic Heat Loss? Learn how the design of a system limits its performance and efficiency.

Energy efficiency has always been one of the key reasons for building a home with radiant heat. Given the rapidly escalating cost of energy, the efficiency of radiant has never been more important. One of the downsides to forced-air heating is “parasitic loss” – a term that refers to energy loss due to inherent inefficiencies ... Parasitic Heat Loss? Learn how the design of a system limits its performance and efficiency.

So , what is “warmboard” made of?? Any concrete or metal or wood involved?

So , what is “warmboard” made of?? Any concrete or metal or wood involved? Warmboard is made of 3 primary ingredients. Wood: Sustainably harvested from North America. Aluminum: 1060 aluminum alloy – thick with high conductivity to transfer heat quickly and evenly throughout the house. Love. Click here to learn more about Warmboard-S, a panel ... So , what is “warmboard” made of?? Any concrete or metal or wood involved?

We would like to use Warmboard-R in our upcoming reno but we are concerned about whether the chosen engineered hardwood floor will be damaged where we have area rugs.

We would like to use Warmboard-R in our upcoming reno but we are concerned about whether the chosen engineered hardwood floor will be damaged where we have area rugs. Damage to hardwood (wide plank or engineered) generally occurs due to a combination of high water temperatures and uneven floor temperatures, or “striping”. Here’s a side-by-side video ... We would like to use Warmboard-R in our upcoming reno but we are concerned about whether the chosen engineered hardwood floor will be damaged where we have area rugs.