RADIANT HEATING SYSTEMS

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Hydronic Radiant Heating Installations


Hydronic radiant heating is the preferred household heating method in many countries around the world. Radiant heating systems provide efficient and clean home comfort. Many modern homes or recently renovated homes now regularly install some variety of radiant heating systems such as floor heating.

Imperial Energy offers mechanical design and installation of these systems.

If you already have a set of mechanical plans and require a professional HVAC company. We will be happy to provide you a price to supply the equipment, materials and perform the installation.

FLOOR HEATING

In a floor heating system, warm water circulates through a network of PEX pipe placed above or below the floor. Heat gently radiates to warm surfaces, objects and air in the room, creating a comfortable environment.

Radiant floor heat provides numerous benefits, including improved comfort, reduced allergens, and consistent temperatures. It is also known for being quieter and more energy efficient than a forced air heating system. Floor heating can be zoned to provide customized operation for various areas of the home.

“design setpoint for the ambient room temperature can be lowered by 2 to 4°F (1 to 2°C)”

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Reasons to install floor heating

Adaptability – It pairs well with energy efficient heat sources

Architectural freedom – It doesn’t take up usable floor space

Comfort – Eliminate cold floors and drafty spots

Control – You have the control to make individual rooms warmer or cooler

Efficiency – Consistent, low temperature supply fluids require less energy than alternatives

FAQ: FLOOR HEATING

Why is floor heating better

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Radiant vs. Forced Air

Heat emission from the human body occurs mainly via three mechanisms: radiation, evaporation and convection. Humans feel most comfortable when they can regulate at least 50% of their heat emission via radiation, and when their feet are warmer than their heads.

Radiant heating systems provide heat on the basis of low heating surface temperatures over a large area and an even air temperature distribution with mild, comfortable radiated energy. In contrast to conventional forced-air systems, a radiative equilibrium is generated between people and the surfaces throughout the room, thus nearly achieving the optimum thermal comfort level. The occupant’s thermal comfort level is found at relatively lower ambient room temperatures due to the radiative effect of the radiant heating system. This allows the design setpoint for the ambient room temperature to be lowered by 2 to 4°F (1 to 2°C). There is hardly any air movement, unlike forced-air systems which convey heat using air exchange with the following negative effects: warm and cold blasts of air near registers and returns, drafts in the room due to the high air speed and air stratification in the room. Radiant heating systems more closely match the optimum thermal comfort profile compared to other heating systems

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RADIATORS

MODERN RADIATORS

We offer a wide range of modern style radiators and towel warmers. New construction, renovations or commercial applications.

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