Research has shown that radiant heating is about 25% more energy efficient than forced air. But with Warmboard, that percentage is even higher due to greater control and lower water temperatures.
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Just as your car gets better gas mileage when your engine isn’t working as hard, or your phone keeps a longer battery life when not processing as much data, heating equipment, like boilers and water heaters, run more efficiently at lower temperatures, amplifying the savings. And when these appliances run at lower temperatures, their lifespan is extended, ensuring your investment lasts longer.
Today, more and more people are choosing alternative, eco-friendly heat sources such as geothermal and solar. These systems are limited however, unable to produce water above 120ºF without additional hardware. Since Warmboard is regularly using water below this threshold, interfacing is ideal. Other systems will require additional hardware to heat the water into the 140-180ºF range.
For architects looking for the ultimate in energy-efficiency, Warmboard does not disappoint. Warmboard radiant heat has been used in numerous Net Zero homes throughout the country. And with the potential to earn up to 15 LEED points, Warmboard can be an excellent tool towards achieving LEED Gold or Platinum. Warmboard radiant panels have also been used in numerous Solar Decathlon projects, several earning top marks.
Learn more about the environmental benefits of using Warmboard.