Commercial: Geothermal Hydronic Floor Heating

Combining radiant hydronic floor heating with our Geothermal heating system will provide a high level of comfort at low cost.

As an alternative to forced air heating and cooling via an air handler, our geothermal heat pump can also provide the most efficient heating and cooling source for any radiant hydronic heating system and chilled water for a fan coil cooling system. This feature can be incorporated without the need to ‘oversize’ the equipment.

Energy Savings

Studies have found energy usage averages 40% less in homes with radiant heating than with forced air heating – a big savings in your heating cost. Combine this with the efficiency of geothermal heating and you have a winner!

 

 

 

How Does Radiant Hydronic Floor Heating Work?

A radiant hydronic heating system circulates warm water (typically 30-40 degrees) through special tubing in or beneath floors to distribute heat. Radiant energy warms the surfaces of all objects which are in direct line of sight, including all floors, walls, furniture and people which can be ‘seen’ by the floor.

Radiant systems provide the inverse of conventional space heating patterns: they provide warm floors and cool ceilings, resulting in greater comfort and energy savings. It does not rely on ducting, furnaces, fans or blowers and therefore the system is virtually noiseless due to the lack of air movement.

Geothermal Radiant Hydronic Floor Heating Benefits:

  • Energy Efficient - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rated it the most environmentally clean and efficient conditioning system. Read the full EPA report here
  • Pleasant - Hydronic heating provides warmth the way nature does by natural convection and radiation and does not dry out the air
  • Safe - There is no danger of a burn or scald as the system is fully enclosed with radiator temperatures well below boiling point. The surface temperature of natural convectors is pleasantly warm to the touch.
  • Silent - Anyone used to the noise of wall heaters, space heaters and some fan forced ducted units will be amazed and delighted by the silence of hydronic heating.
  • Environmentally Friendly - Drawing heat from the earth itself, Direct Energy chooses systems that deliver renewable geothermal energy with higher efficiency than any other powered water or associated heating system.

 

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