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Methods for Installing Radiant Floor Heating

Sundance Power can design and install a radiant floor heating system that is customized for your home or business—designed to increase your comfort and decrease your energy bills. With 20+ years of experience and extensive practical knowledge of green building, we can provide any of the following:

TUBING IN SLAB-ON-GRADE FLOORS

  • For basements and areas where a concrete slab is being poured
  • Tubing is attached to the reinforcing wire mesh or rebar
  • The concrete is poured so that the tubing is embedded into the concrete slab

Slab Preparation:

  • It is important to thermally isolate the concrete slab from the ground in order to prevent heat being pulled away from the slab into the ground. Sundance recommends 2” of foam under the slab and 1/2” around the perimeter of the slab.

SUSPENDED SLAB FLOORS

  • Used on upper level floors
  • Tubing is attached to the top of the sub floor and a thin slab of lightweight concrete or gypcrete is poured over the tubing
  • The thickening of the slab varies but is usually between 1/2” – 3”

Suspended Slab and Wood Floor Installations:

  • Sleepers – strips of wood are attached to the sub floor in between the rows of tubing which provides a surface to nail the wood flooring to
  • Build a Floating Floor – requires two layers of 3/8” plywood layered in opposite directions under the wood floor of the sub floor and a thin slab of lightweight concrete or gypcrete is poured over the tubing
  • The thickening of the slab varies but is usually between 1/2” – 3”

JOIST-SPACE

  • Tubing run under the sub-floor delivers heat to the floor above using aluminum heat-transfer plates stapled into to the floor above.

PRE-ENGINEERED SUB FLOOR

  • Manufactured flooring used as the sub floor with pre-established grooves for the tubing

Why Partner with Sundance Power Systems?

Our 5 step design process sets the standard

Our Renewable Energy Consultants are not high-pressure sales people offering poorly constructed solutions and pipe-dream financing options. Our 5 Step Process is based upon listening to our customers and designing systems that empower a clean energy lifestyle.

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