Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Hydronic under-floor heating is the most popular form of radiant heat, mainly because it has been around the longest. In the most recent hydronic systems, PEX radiant tubing has been installed in a concrete mass called Gypsum Concrete or “Gypcrete”. This method works very well in most applications, but there have been developments in the installation process of hydronic under-floor heating that make it easier to install for certain situations. This new development is known as a low-mass or modular board underlyament system. Rather than embedding the hot water tubing in concrete, the PEX tubing is laid in the grooves of pre-cut wood panels. This new method is ideal for remodeling and most new construction projects.
A geothermal heat pump functions like a conventional heat pump by using high-pressure refrigerant to capture and move heat between the indoors and outdoors. While conventional systems use outside air to move heat, Geothermal systems use the earth’s natural coolness and warmth to transfer heat through long loops of liquid-filled pipe buried in the ground.
IdealAir can provide you with a Geothermal alternative to your traditional heating and cooling system, saving you money and efficiency in the long run while maintaining your comfort indoors year-around.