Studies have shown that in-slab heating provides a most enjoyable warming experience.
Heating a concrete slab from cold takes a relatively long time, but once at operating temperature, it will radiate heat consistently. For this reason, in-slab hydronic heating systems are generally best suited to buildings with permanent or high occupancy.
Used in conjunction with solar heat pump water heaters, in slab hydronic heating systems with hydronic (water-filled) heating coils from Skyline Energy provide a high level of comfort.
Hydronic floor coil heating pipes are laid throughout the concrete slab in separate "zones", during construction. Each zone can be later controlled independently to heat only the areas required.
Warm water is circulated through the system of pipework, which in turn heats the floor and radiates warmth throughout the house.