Elec. Floor Radiant Or Hydronic ??? - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 10-16-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 179
Rewards Points: 150

elec. floor radiant or hydronic ???

Hey all just want to say hi before I pick your brains. I put an addition on the house and the bathroom is 13'x13'. I want to put radiant heat in the floor under ceramic tile. Right now there is nothing on the floor but 3/4 OSB sub floor, and I don't have access to the underside of the floor. I have Hydronic baseboard in the rest of the house. The addition is 1800 sq. ft. so I have to upgrade the boiler anyway. My question is should I go with electric cable, electric mats or some type of hydronic tubing setup as a primary heat in the bath. And as far as cost factor to install and run what would be the way to go in your opinions. Thanks in advance for any and all input.
James Con is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-16-2007, 06:36 AM   #2
I have gas!
Clutchcargo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,300
Rewards Points: 1,998

Electric would be a lot cheaper to install but you'll be paying for it every month. If the bathroom is the only room that you want to put radiant in then electric would be the way to go. Hydronic radiant runs much cooler than traditional baseboard heat. The additional controls needed for the boiler for only one room would be cost prohibative.
I tear things down and build them up.
Clutchcargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate in Basement over Hydronic Radiant Heat art2670 Flooring 3 10-12-2007 10:17 PM
How-to hydronic tubing rough-in gshock HVAC 2 07-27-2007 08:49 AM
Replacing hydronic baseboard mountainview HVAC 6 11-23-2006 03:38 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts