Vince Cormier of Globex Development and ThermaRay’s Greg Whittier brought the HEAT to Engineers, Architects, Contractors and Developers at the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show in Moncton, New Brunswick, May 18-19, 2016.
Five years after opening their first hot yoga studio in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown Yoga owners Lara and John Alexiou had grown beyond their original location and were preparing to open a new facility in July 2013.
“Our old location used a gas forced air system,” said John. “We operated in that space for over 5 years and experienced many costly equipment issues every year. After we picked out our new home, we began researching the different heating options available to us.”
Let’s start by defining several criteria for evaluation of heating systems
Efficiency: producing the maximum output with the minimum input
Environment: impact on the internal and external environment in terms of noise pollution, air pollution and health risk
Aesthetics: appearance in terms of equipment space requirements and visibility and opportunities to minimize adverse design impacts
Cost: product, installation, operating and maintenance costs
Effectiveness: overall evaluation of efficiency, environment, aesthetics and cost factors
Our electric radiant heating systems are 15% less expensive than Hot Water Baseboard, 43% less expensive than Oil Hot Air, 52% less expensive than Heat Pump and 56% less expensive than Hydronic Oil.
The savings continue due to the ease of installation. You will also save time and money utilizing lower cost laborers compared to HVAC and Electrical professionals with our easy installation process.
Heat Loss According To The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Let’s start with the fundamentals and review a few laws of physics:
- Heat goes to cold
- High pressure moves low pressure
- Hot air rises and cold air falls
- Air that does not have a temperature differential hardly moves
How does your heating system impact the on-time completion of your construction project?
Every Project Manager understands there are three key variables in any project:
- Scope: what work needs done?
- Time: how much time does it take to complete each task and when must it be completed?
- Resources: what materials, equipment, people and money are required to complete the project?
A study of a 20-story, 392,000 square foot first class office building in downtown Montreal examined the 30 year life cycle costs of radiant vs. hydronic heat.
The building developer wanted an evaluation of alternative gas and electric perimeter heating systems for his proposed 532,500 square foot office building to be located in downtown Montreal.
This home, located in Burton, New Brunswick Canada proves just how energy efficient a SmartRooms home can be. Despite the 400+ square feet of glass, facing north, this 4,000 square foot home is very inexpensive to heat despite the cold climate.
While the home was built with energy efficiency in mind, it didn’t go overboard. The walls are constructed using ICF technology (R22), insulated windows and doors, and R50 in the ceiling. Fairly typical for home construction in 2004.
For a Multi-unit dwelling in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, the numbers are in and they’re impressive!
More and more projects are using radiant heating as the primary heating system for the building. Whether that projects is a single detached residential home, an office and warehouse building, a high-rise office tower, etc., radiant heat is being deployed in all kinds of projects.
We partially converted a home from electric baseboard to radiant heat in a few rooms.
The owners so enjoyed the comfort of the radiant heating system they wanted it throughout their home including the entire extension. They replaced the electric baseboards in their kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with electric radiant heat. They also added about 2,000 additional square feet to the home.