Poor Radiant Design or How Not To!!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
There is tremendous interest in providing radiant
heating in homes being constructed today as well as
older homes. Customers are willing to pay a fair
price for the comfort and efficiency of a properly and
neatly installed radiant space heating system. Since
Yaun Company has been involved with radiant
heating for such a long time, we are proud to say that
we have developed a good reputation as a
knowledgeable and dependable supply house. As
such, we are getting more and more calls from
customers that are not happy with radiant systems
For those of you who have taken the time to
attend one of our many Heatlink™ radiant schools,
you know how to install a system quickly and
properly. For those who have not, take a good look
at what you have created. Are you proud of the
appearance, the operation and is the homeowner
satisfied to the point of talking it up to friends?
Contractors who are continuing to install
standard snap-action, on-off type thermostats and
manual mixing valves cannot provide for precise
control of the room temperatures.
If you are guilty of installing pex tubing
without using heat transfer plates you are not
maximizing heat transfer ability therefore you are
not providing the most fuel efficient system. If you
are installing tubing with clips or hangers, take
another look at that tubing after its been allowed to
reach operating temperatures, what might have
been a minimal separation of tubing from the floor
will most likely be considerably more in many
spots. The tubing must expand when heated and
when it does it will sag or move.
Installation of manual mixing valves provides
for design temperature only when the supply
temperature remains constant. When the boiler
water supply temperature fluctuates, so too the
mixed temperature changes. What temperature are
you really sending to the floor?
Even though you may have been installing
radiant space heating for some time, could you do it
easier, neater and better? Call Yaun Company for
the better way!
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