You want a home strong yet sustainable in structure, so innovative and flexible in design that, by its very nature, it satisfies your needs and desires as a homeowner. A home that can be adapted in design and built to fit perfectly in any site or climatic condition. You want a home that is durable, made to withstand even hurricane force winds, yet fast and easy to build. A home that is warm and welcoming, saturated with natural light, an oasis of tranquility in an incredibly busy world.
And you want a home that is easy to heat
We recommend using the Rehau hot water / glycol in-floor heating system. We can add one circulating pump for each room if required. The people in that room could adjust the heat to suit them without over heating any other rooms in the home.
Radiant Floor Heat can help you say goodbye to cold feet. Radiant in-floor hot water / glycol heat is the perfect choice for our circle house.
We use an efficient 8 KW electric boiler but you can use gas or wood as the heat source for your floor’s hot water / glycol radiant system. These systems provide constant, penetrating heat that forced air cannot duplicate.
Compared to forced hot air, radiant floor heating is more comfortable, more energy efficient, a healthier environment and is more aesthetically pleasing. Here’s why:
There are no forced air registers, no noise or dust from blowers, no cold floors to chill your feet when you get out of bed.
A typical radiant heated home in Canada can expect a 25% energy savings over a conventional forced air home. This 25% savings can be attributed to a number of factors listed below (The 25% figure comes from a 1998 study by Kansas State University and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE])
Forced air systems not only blow hot air, they also push allergens, dust and other airborne particles to every room in your house. Improved indoor air quality can reduce allergies, medical bills, incidences of asthma and more. European studies indicate that dust mite populations are reduced as much as 90% in radiant heated homes. And, a quiet, peaceful environment (no noisy fans and blowers) is a healthier and more relaxing environment too.
Architects gain total design freedom because there are no floor registers, no baseboard radiators, and no wall or ceiling chases. Furniture can be placed anywhere without regard to registers. And rooms with high, open ceilings and/or floor-to-ceiling windows can be heated easily and efficiently. Mechanical systems for radiant systems can also be designed more freely because of the ability to easily interface with solar, geothermal and cogeneration fuel cells.
Also shows the hardwood flooring being installed over the warm aluminum channel.