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Cathedral Ceilings and Radiant Heat

Posted on 2013-11-13 13:52:57 PST

Quite often we are asked “Is radiant heat suitable for rooms with a cathedral (or sloped) ceiling”. The short answer is an unqualified yes!

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Which SmartRooms Radiant Heating System is Best?

Posted on 2013-11-13 13:49:26 PST

With so many different products to use, how does one know which is the best fit for them? It’s not an easy question to answer. Each SmartRooms product has its particular niche application. Some are “better” in certain circumstances while others are “better” in other circumstances.


First, let’s clear up one aspect about any SmartRooms system or product line: All are 100% efficient. So energy efficiency isn’t normally going to be a consideration in choosing one over the other.


When we size a system (a detailed explanation of the process can be found here) the first thing we need to ensure is that the basic heat loss is addressed. For instance, if a room has a calculated heat loss of 1000 watts, we need to ensure that whatever system is chosen, that the heating capacity of that system is sufficient to cover that heat load. That’s the first priority.

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Floor Warming Installation Tip: Curing Times

Posted on 2013-11-13 13:46:16 PST

So, you’ve got your new floor warming system installed – the flooring is in place, the floor warming system has been fully tested as per the instructions and you’re raring to test it out and reap the benefits of a nice toasty warm floor…

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Saving Money with Radiant Heat

Posted on 2013-11-13 13:43:05 PST

We partially converted a home from electric baseboard to radiant heat in a few rooms.

Significant Renovation and Extension

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.

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Electric Radiant Heat Outperforms Hydronic Radiant Heat

Posted on 2013-11-13 13:39:44 PST

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.

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