EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Renovations & New Construction
Advanced Search
 


Blog 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-30-11, 11:02 PM   #1
ThomSjay
Helper EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 91
Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Radiant wall heaters

As per AC Hacker's suggestion, I have started a new thread.
Before landing on this site, I didn't know much about radiant heating and really, I don't know much more. What I have learned is that the heating medium only has to be as high as 90-120 degrees F. and this in turn allows for better efficiency.
I have also learned that radiant floor heat tubing is lousy for room cooling; ceiling tubing is better for cooling.
With all that in mind, and with the fact that floor heating raises the height of the floor for a reno, I wondered about wall heating/cooling. I happened to see some commercially available unit available on the net but that is not what I was thinking of. Basically what I had in mind was to run tubing along a wall (long side of the room) as one would for a floor. This array would be spaced out from the original inside wall for air flow, and have a water collector on the bottom (A/C use). The tubing would run horizontally, the array on a slight tilt, and each tube run would have a slight "cap" along it to increase in efficiency by transferring more heat. The room would be narrowed by up to 6 inches, and heated by convection flow.
My time is limited so I can't do much digging for info so, if I'm all washed up, tell me, direct me to other links (nothing too deep), direct me to other threads,......

Thanks, TomS

ThomSjay is offline   Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design