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options for hydronic heating

don_3 Member Posts: 6
I am planning a new home and plan on using hydronic heating. I would like to know my options besides using a lightweight concrete on top of my subfloor (ie some sort of panel system) and which system is the best. thanks


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,728
    Where are you located, Don?

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  • heretic
    heretic Member Posts: 159

    This is one popular vendor of subfloor systems:
  • John Felciano
    John Felciano Member Posts: 411

    which is best is like asking which is better Ford or Chevy.

    There are lots of systems out their and many will work just fine.Much will depend on the contractors preference.

    For us we like to use Quick track or Climate panels on top of the floor.But it depends on the individual job and the customers requirements.

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  • Chris Maderia
    Chris Maderia Member Posts: 120
    Above Floor

    The above floor radiant panels no matter which brand you choose will do the job. Stadler's Climate Panel and Wirsbo's Quick Trak both come off the same manufacture's floor they just stamp the appropriate name on them that day they are made.

    Zurn's and RTI's Thermal Board which are also the same may give you a better even transfer of heat through the floor because unlike the climate panel and quik trak their aluminum touches the finished floor.

    Like I said above they all work well. What you might want to keep in mind is that no matter what system you use, find a QUALIFIED, RESPECTABLE INSTALLER, you may pay a little more now but you won't have to pay in the end.
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