Flip Flop House: Heat It Up!

Last week, they began installing the “Hydronic Loop Radiant Floor Heating System.”  Oh yeah – it is as cool as it sounds.

Hydronic heating (or radiant floor heating) uses heated water flowing through special tubing embedded in the flooring.  The water will be heated by the boiler.

A conventional forced-air system tends to produce uneven heat, with the highest temperatures near the ceiling.  This type of heating puts the heat under your feet, gently warming the room.  The heat is much more comfortable, and saves the owners money in monthly utility bills.

This diagram shows how the system works:

Here it is being installed in the Flip Flop House:

The ground floor will be a concrete slab.  The concrete gets poured directly over the hydronic looping.