This is the fifth installment of the mini-series Why Radiant Heat Rocks!. In this series I’m highlighting some of the more unusual applications for which radiant heat excels over the more traditional hot-air approach to heating. You can find the first entry Why Radiant Heat Rocks!
This is the fourth installment of the mini-series Why Radiant Heat Rocks!. In this series I’m highlighting some of the more unusual applications for which radiant heat excels over the more traditional hot-air approach to heating.
This is the third installment of the mini-series Why Radiant Heat Rocks!. In this series I’m highlighting some of the more unusual applications for which radiant heat excels over the more traditional hot-air approach to heating.Read More
In Why Radiant Heat Rocks (Part I) of this mini-series of articles I said that I wanted to highlight some of the more unusual applications for radiant heat that I’ve encountered over the years. This particular one is non-traditional in that, while still a heating application, it’s not one intended for comfort or occupants.
In my 30+ years of providing radiant heating solutions to every imaginable type of building, there’s always several that stand out.
In this series of articles I’m going to highlight some of the odder requests and challenges I’ve had over the years. Some are definitely not your average type project and some have nothing to do with heating at all.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did in developing the solution and making it work for the client.
As an architect, you’re hired to design. You want your creativity to flow but you have constraints. HVAC systems are costly, complicated and can impact your design.
An Electric Radiant Heating System can save you money … freeing up dollars for other design elements … and will blend in beautifully with your design.
As an architect, you have many people you are trying to please.
- Owner: of course the project owner wants you to deliver everything and more on time and under budget
- Engineer: your engineer most likely just wants everything to work and wants to avoid any risks
- Contractor: hopefully your contractor is interested in getting your project built right the first time
There’s certainly a lot of noise and promotion going on about heat pumps (and in particular Ground Source Heat Pumps).
I’m sure that anyone who has to make a decision on a heating source for their home or building has run across them.
There’s lots of noise, but how much is real hard information that helps you make a proper decision? Not a lot, I’d bet.
When evaluating a heating system, you often look at the initial capital costs, and if you can get it – running or operating costs.
That’s only natural. You want to know that you can afford the system now and in the future. You’re trying to estimate the Total Cost of Ownership and that’s good.
But did you know that there are other hidden costs? Costs that are very much a part of owning and operating the system but aren’t immediately apparent when assessing them?
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