Radiant heating has a number of advantages: it is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts.
Radiant Floors in Iowa
This project was done by Adams Plumbing. in Osage, IA. Terry Adams; Home size is 26 X 58 = 1,508 sq. ft. Main floor & 26 X 58 basement or 1,508 sq. ft. Also includes radiant garage of 28 X 26 = 728 sq. ft. which is radiant heat. This is an open well system. Heartland Power in St. Ansgar is the utility provider. Heating costs have not exceeded $300.00 during the heating season.
More Radiant Floors in Iowa
This is the mechanical room of the Kruse residence in northwest Iowa. Sibley Sheet Metal of Sibley, Iowa was the installer on this exceptionally clean job. This system uses a hydronic geothermal heat pump controlled by Terra-Therm’s hydronic control module. The heat pump uses the earth loops on the right to make hot water or cold water for the buffer tank (left) to either heat or cool the house. This home is cooled by flowing chilled water from the buffer tank on the right to the fan coil on the left and the cold air is then distributed through duct work. The main floor and garage are heated by radiant floor heat. That is, there are tubes in the concrete floor that are also connected to the buffer tank. When the thermostats call for heat, a pump turns on which delivers warm water making the floors “feet friendly”. Comfort: It’s what it is all about.
Main Floor: 2314 square feet
Garage: 756 square feet
Total heat loss: 56,353 BTU/h Heat Gain: 26,110 BTU/h
System Installation: Sibley Sheet Metal
Distributor: Terra-Therm, Inc.