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Basics & Theory

PM Engineer: Electric Radiant Heating
PM Engineer magazine describes some features and considerations for radiant electric heating.
Industry Sectors

RPA: Radiant Professionals Alliance
Radiant Professionals Alliance is the North American trade association for industry members involved with various types of radiant heating.
Information Sources

Healthy Heating: Resource Site On Radiant Heating & Indoor Environment
Healthy Heating is an educational resource site with a wide range of information and news on radiant heating, indoor environmental quality, and HVAC industry.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Thermostat Settings With In-Floor Heating Not Lower
CMHC research shows that homeowners with radiant in-floor heating systems do not set their thermostats significantly lower than homeowners with other types of heating systems. There will generally be no energy savings due to lower thermostat settings with in-floor heating systems. (PDF)

GBA: Should You Turn Down Radiant-Floor Heat At Night?
Green Building Advisor readers and editors discuss whether thermostat setbacks make radiant systems work too hard in the morning.

PM Magazine: RPA Refutes Canadian Radiant Study
Plumbing & Mechanical magazine article covers Radiant Panel Association comments refuting a CMHC study that showed homeowners with radiant in-floor heating systems do not set their thermostats significantly lower than homeowners with other types of heating systems. Included are responses from CMHC. Free registration required.
Procedures

Hardwood Info: How To Install Hardwood Floors Over Radiant Heat
Hardwood Manufacturers Association describes different ways to install hardwood floors over radiant heat.

Healthy Heating: R-Values For Floor Coverings
Healthy Heating describes heat transfer terminology, and for use when designing radiant floor heating systems it provides a chart with the R-values of a wide range of floor coverings.

JLC: Electric Radiant Heat For Small Space
Journal of Light Construction describes how electric radiant heat for a superinsulated small space makes a lot of sense.

JLC: Radiant Heat May Melt Wax Ring
Journal of Light Construction says to be cautious when installing radiant heat in a bathroom floor, so the heat will not melt the wax ring.

RBP: Are Electric Radiant-Heated Floors Right For You?
Residential Building Products magazine describes features and considerations for selecting electric radiant floor heating systems.
Product Supply

BNP: Online 2014 Radiant Flooring Guide
Radiant Professionals Alliance online Radiant Flooring Guide provides information on various suppliers of suitable floor coverings and sub-materials for use with radiant floor heating.
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