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Radiant Panels in Warehouses?

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Brad White_9
Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
the number of piano players, how many working girls and the tastes of the madam... oh wait. You said WAREhouses.

Sorry.

Never mind.

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  • Unknown
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    Has anybody done this?

    Older 25,000 sq ft building on slab. Naturally I'd rather do it in the floor but it's already there and I can't see running forklifts over a new pour so, is heating it with panels a viable option? I imagine it is but from the walls or from above maybe? What about the center of the area if they are only on the walls? What water temps are being run through these? I'm just catching on to this radiant panel stuff so I'm not familiar with them at all yet. How about manufacturers? I know Buderus but what else is out there?
  • Chris_82
    Chris_82 Member Posts: 321
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    The question,...

    The question is one of installation costs versus energy costs. Geneerally people are willing to spend more for btu outputs in their homes than in industry. Why would you consider spending much more to heat an industrial space with a more expensive system? Or does this answere your question?
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    I'm just trying to come up with another way of heating the place instead of forced air. We're pretty sure we're going hydro but if we can do a better job with panels than air handlers, I'd like to know. I actually went and looked at it today, panels are probably not an option there though. It's just too big. He's got the infrared radiant heaters now but spends ~$4000 a month heating the place. We're trying to reduce that bill for him. Thanks for the input!
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    maybe the entire shop doesnt need Heated...

    are there work stations for example?
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    Some yes but it's a pretty big open place with plenty high ceilings. I see what you're getting at. He's still in transition from moving in before it was ready so maybe with some strategic placement of workstations and panels we could heat the people and throw some air handlers up to temper the rest of the place. I did my best to try and talk him into putting down tube and pouring over it. Tough sell... ;)

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    [Curly voice]Oh, a WISE guy![/Curly voice} LOL...
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