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Is hydronic radiant flooring better than electric in terms of cost, heat generated, and installation ease?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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I am turning a 700 sq ft basement into an income unit and want to install a ductless mini-split for heating/cooling. My HVAC consultant is pushing for a traditional system because he says the mini-split doesn't give off enough heat. If I install radiant flooring, will that compensate, and is it worth the cost? We haven't installed the concrete slab yet, so we have the opportunity now.




 

 

I am turning a 700 sq ft basement into an income unit and want to install a ductless mini-split for heating/cooling. My HVAC consultant is pushing for a traditional system because he says the mini-split doesn't give off enough heat. If I install radiant flooring, will that compensate, and is it worth the cost? We haven't installed the concrete slab yet, so we have the opportunity now.

Radiant floor heating can be a great way to heat living spaces; however, like most systems in a home, there can be upsides as well as downsides.

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