Forced Air Heating
If you presently heat with a Forced Air System, you would install a water-to-air heat exchanger in the duct work directly above your existing furnace. Hot water constantly circulates through the exchanger. The blower, controlled by a thermostat, blows air across the heat exchanger coil and transfers the heat through the house. A more even heat is provided with this system. Your existing furnace can stay in place as back-up.
Radiant Floor Heating
To install an Radiant Floor heating system, hot water pipes are placed in the floor at the time the slab is poured, water circulates through the tubing and heats the concrete, which radiates and heats the building. Valves are used to control water flow in each loop – manual control valves are used between manifolds for temperature control, and electric zone valves are used for more even heat. Thermostats are used to individually control the heat in any part of the building.
Hot Water Baseboard
For a Hot Water Baseboard system, the baseboards (resembling electric baseboard heaters) are installed around the perimeter of the building. Individual room temperature is con-trolled by zone valves and thermostats.
Existing Boiler System
The Heatmor can be hooked directly into an existing boiler. A constant flow of hot water is maintained through the use of a circulating pump. The zone valves, existing pump, and baseboard radiation transfer the heat through the house. The old system can then remain as back-up.