Unless of course you dont have concrete floors?
I assume it would work much better with wooden
floorboards (so long as the piping is mounted
close to the wood for the heat to conduct well).
Mounting such heating in walls seems inefficient...
Would you not loose a lot of heat into the wall?
Heat rises so you'd need well insulated walls...
I normally have the problem of too much heat from
pc's - particularly monitors....
Department of Computing,
Institute of Technology,
Tallaght, Dublin 24
Phone: + 353 (01) 4042840
From: Padraig Brady [mailto:padraig at antefacto.com]
Sent: 29 November 2001 15:03
To: kevin lyda
Cc: ilug social
Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] heating systems for houses...
kevin lyda wrote:
> just wondering, any thoughts on heating systems for houses? in particular
> i'm wondering how underfloor heating compares to radiators in terms of
> efficiency and how well they work.
Concrete has a high specific heat capacity however.
I.E. it takes longer from turn on, to heat a room,
and also if it starts to get to hot you have the
same problem. I.E. it's perfect for big buildings
which are occupied a lot or at least at well defined
times, but not otherwise. Also there is the issue
with what happens when one of the pipes (in the
concrete) breaks. I've heard MTBF of 7 years mentioned,
but the MTTR would be a bitch :-).
Irish Linux Users' Group Social Events: social at linux.iehttp://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/social for (un)subscription
List maintainer: listmaster at linux.ie
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!