At Indoor Air Technologies, we specialize in hydronic (water) systems. They are the most popular and cost effective. The temperature in each room is controlled by regulating the flow of hot water through each tubing loop. This is done by a system of zone valves or pumps and thermostats. Smaller areas can be supplied with a hot water heater.
Most often in a “dry” installation it involves suspending the tubing underneath the subfloor between the joists. Reflective insulation must also be installed under the tubes to direct the heat upward.
Ceramic tile is the most common and effective floor covering for radiant, as it conducts heat well from the floor and adds thermal storage because of its high heat capacity.
Radiant floor heat offers total comfort for your family. As members of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, we at Indoor Air Technologies would gladly sit down with you and determine if radiant floor heat would work for your home.