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Radiant Floors below subfloor
Hi, I have recently purchased a home that is going to be completely remodeled. The house currently has baseboard water heat and the boiler is fairly new (Bosch ZBR35-3). The house is a one story ranch, 1600 sq ft with a full basement. I had some questions regarding radiant heat that would be attached in the bays between the joists, beneath the subfloor. I have read and read about the different methods and using the large aluminum plates to help disperse the heat.
1. How well do these radiant floors heat through a subfloor? I know that its most effective in a slab or directly under tile.
2. Will that Bosch boiler be enough for a system like that?
3. Will the radiant heat keep me from installing hardwood flooring?
4. Would vinyl flooring help soak and radiate the heat better?
5. I read in one of the threads on here about an outdoor switch or something that goes on the system, how exactly does that work? Does it regulate the boiler according to outdoor temperature?
I know its a lot of questions, thank you.