Radiant Heat: Comfortable, Clean and Quiet
Zurn PEX Radiant Heat Systems are growing in popularity in the United States and around the world — and with good reason. Radiant heat is different than conventional heating systems. It’s comfortable, clean and quiet. Our radiant heating line includes all the manifolds, control valves, fittings and Zurn PEX tube necessary to install a radiant heating system.
A radiant floor heat system can be much more energy efficient than these conventional home heating systems. With the forced air heating system, warm air is introduced into the living area through a system that allows the warm air to rise, leaving the ceilings warm and the floors colder. But with radiant heat, the temperature only varies 2 to 4 degrees from floor to ceiling, making the home more comfortable at a lower heat setting. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) reports that a home with a radiant floor heat system can have the thermostat set 6 to 8 degrees cooler than the higher temperature of a typical convection or forced air heated home. This gives radiant floor heat a big advantage of cost savings through less energy usage for the same comfort level.
Another big advantage of radiant heat is the fact that humidification is not needed in the home as it generally is with a forced air system, which also lowers electrical usage costs. Because radiant heat does not change the air moisture content in the home, humidifiers are no longer necessary to maintain a comfortable living space.