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22 Myths about radiant
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Radiant design guide

"We looked at the house in January during a snowstorm and the realtor asked us to take off our shoes as we entered," says Noemi. "When we stepped on the radiant heated floors, it felt very nice. We knew we were going to like living here."
Noemi Radziemski

excerpt from upstateHOUSE, Comfort Zone, Efficient, responsive, and versatile, zone heating warms you where you sit.

  

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Radiant Cooling & Heating Application Principles


Heat Transfer Resistance Nodes for Evaluating Radiant System Designs.

Radiant uses conduction to heat or cool a mass such as a floor, then radiant to emit energy to cooler surface when heating or absorb energy from hotter surfaces when cooling.  Radiant energy transfer is a nominal 1.1 Btu/hr/sf * oF between the room and surface temperature.  Convection contributes to heat transfer for radiant heated floors or chilled ceilings but not chilled floors or heated ceilings...can you guess why?

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