In-floor Heat

Tired of paying increasingly high costs for gas, electric or oil heat? There is a better alternative. Hydronic heating systems meet a variety of heating needs economically and efficiently. Added comfort with the addition of radiant floor heating.

 

Radiant floor heating: Comfortable, economical, clean, quiet and efficient.

Key Benefits

  • Consistent, even warmth from all sides, without drafts or cold spots.

  • Heated air is not blown up to the ceiling.

  • The ideal way to heat the human body.

  • No allergens, dust or other pollutants blown around by a furnace fan.

 

With a hydronic radiant floor heating system, hot water is pumped through small, flexible pipes located under the surface of the floor. Heat radiates from the water, through the piping and flooring material and into the air. As a result, the entire floor area is heated. The heat in your home is consistent and even. Drafts caused by forced air furnaces are eliminated. Unlike forced air systems that blow all the heat to the ceiling, leaving you with cold feet and hat air to breathe, hydronic radiant floor heating systems give you “inverted heat stratification.” This means the floor is warmer than the ceiling.

Inverted heat stratification is the ideal way to heat the human body: Your feet are warm, so you feel comfortable and because the air near the ceiling is slightly cooler, it feels fresher to breathe. You feel better and more energetic; everybody loves it.

Radiant floor heating can be installed in almost any new floor and most existing floors.

There are three basic installation types: Slab-on-grade systems: Heating pipes are laid within a newly-poured concrete slab Thin-slab systems: Heating pipes are laid within a light concrete or gypsum-based flooring material which is poured over an existing floor Dry systems: Heating pipes can either be stapled under an existing floor, between the floor joists, or between a sub-floor and a finish floor, using plywood “sleepers” to separate the finish floor and the sub-floor, creating a space to lay the piping.

When installed correctly, all three installation types create a heating system that is much more efficient and comfortable than a conventional forced air furnace system.

Experience the difference radiant floor heating can make. You’ll be glad you did.

More economical than standard gas, electric or oil heating systems using Forced Air Systems The prices of electricity, fuel oil and especially natural gas, are rising at an alarming rate and all indications are that this trend will continue in the future.

Radiant heating can be used for many heating options. Radiant heating options can be supplied through solar solutions or boilers.  Hot water can be used with almost any heating system, including forced air and baseboard heaters.  Using hot water or hydronic heating systems can provide very effective heating solutions.  This is because water has four (4) times the heating capacity of air.

  • Radiant in floor heating offers optimal heating comfort, by heating the surface of objects in a room, which then radiate the heat back to the occupants.

  • Radiant in floor heating can be up to 30% more efficient than forced air heating.

  • Provides stable temperatures which are produced cleanly and quietly.

  • Use it for new constructions and / or retrofits, can utilize floor, wall and ceiling heating systems.

  • Utilize zone heating to control different temperatures for different rooms or zones.

  • Reduces distribution of dust, molds and other allergens, due to reduced air movement.

  • Radiant in floor heating can be used a primary heat source or to heat localized areas.

  • Perfect solution for heating pools and spas.

  • HSP offers certified radiant floor heating designs

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