Energy Independence and Security
Radiant Floor Heat is nothing new. Institutions have been using it for years. It’s efficient and delivers warmth that is comforting and naturally circulating. Heat radiates from the floor and rises. SSNGA is making it easy and affordable for homeowners. On the left, you can see 1/2″ PEX tubing being installed for a poured concrete floor prior to the concrete being poured. The tubing is looped back and forth across the floor where rooms will be and creates zones. The tubing is installed without splices and the ends terminate in the space where a future wall will be. This allows for controlling the zone temperatures near the point of use.
To the right is a central control system for a house with all the controls mounted in the basement. It features 3 zones and 12 loops. Pumps circulate heated water through manifolds to the loops and temperature is sensed in the three zones by remote sensors inserted in the concrete floor. Temperatures are checked by sensors at the point of the hot water going into the manifold and again at the point of the cooler water returning from the manifold. The pumps turn on and off depending on the thermostat temperature setting.
The tubing can be installed in poured concrete or underneath an installed flooring system like hardwood, laminate, or porcelain tile.