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Insulheat in Walls
Radiant wall heating systems are less intrusive and therefore less costly to install. The process involves removing the original drywall, installing the panels, and reinstalling the drywall. These panels aren’t very thick, so they don’t take up much space, and since they’re inside the wall, they aren’t an eyesore.
Additionally, according to the US Department of Energy, radiant heat panels also have the “quickest response time of any heating technology.” They can also be individually controlled for each room. When combined, these two features make radiant wall heating an excellent choice for saving energy and cost when you have rooms that you don’t frequently use.
Radiant wall heating systems are an energy-efficient solution that keeps your home warm and cozy while staying out of sight. These systems are pretty popular around the country and for a good reason. In addition to being efficient and low cost, these systems have several other benefits that no other system can boast.
Firstly, the heating panels are in direct contact with the walls, so there are no long pathways for the warmth to travel, which can usually result in heat loss along the way. Secondly, radiant wall heating provides you with even and quiet heat, unlike forced air systems. Lastly, since there is no need for ducts or vents to transfer warmth, the heat your home receives is free of allergens, keeping your indoor air quality up to the mark.
Radiant heated walls can be an excellent radiant heat solution in new construction or retrofit conditions. They provide a more even and comfortable heat than high temperature baseboard and radiators and are invisible.
In new construction: A ½” sheet of plywood is attached to the stud wall. InsulHeat is glued and tacked to the plywood surface.
For retrofit applications: InsulHeat is simply glued to the wall with approved adhesive using staples or screws to keep the panels in place while installation occurs.
Alternative to Conventional High Temperature Radiators: Want to replace high temperature baseboards or conventional radiators with invisible, low temperature radiant? A great aesthetic, economic, and comfortable upgrade.
Hydronic Heat Pumps: InsulHeat is a good technical match with hydronic heat pumps which produce low water temperatures efficiently.
Supplemental Heat in high heat load Rooms: The walls to overcome high heat loss areas near big windows or to provide wrap-around heat for a built-in shower…ultimate comfort.
In areas with head room limitations: Have a height limitation in a basement retrofit situation? Walls can often be the right solution.
Existing finished flooring goods: Don’t want to replace existing hardwood or marble floors? Warm walls and warm ceilings are a great solution.
How much wall surface do I need to heat the room with a radiant wall?
We need to calculated for a particular room but a typical room 150 sq ft room with an average heat loss (20- btu/sq/ft). will need about 100-120 square feet of wall surface in the room.
Is wall heating cost effective?
InsulHeat itself costs about the same per btu delivered as a high temperature Euro designer style radiator. However, the finished sheet rock wall surface adds additional cost. It is really a question of esthetics, energy efficiency and design problem solving.
Which way should the PERT tubing run?
You can run the PERT tubing layout with vertically or horizontally. Out preference is vertically because air will exit the system more easily.
What about hanging pictures?
In areas that one can reasonably expect that a person could put a nail in the wall in the future, apply nail plates to cover the exposed PERT tubing.
How do I attach sheet rock over the InsulHeat with PERT?
Simply mark the tubing locations on a sheet of common construction plastic and place over the sheet rock after it has been tacked in place. Then do the final screwing in place of the sheet rock.
What about wall plugs in an existing wall?
Simple. Use a 1” jbox extender. These are readily available at home centers and hardware stores.
Does InsulHeat provide enough insulation?
If installed on an outside wall, additional fiberglass insulation may be added within the studs for enhanced energy efficiency.
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