Are there any “smart” radiant heat systems out there?
Wondering if there are any smart systems on the market that use microprocessors to adjust the dynamics of a radiant heat system to optimize efficiency and heating results. I know there are smart boilers and tankless heaters but what about overall system modulation?
My thought is that if zones were designed with thermostats and also temperature monitoring floor sensors a smart system could adjust the delta T between the 2 to achieve the most ideal floor temp to maintain air temp. The delta T could also vary to provide the ideal number of times the system cycles on and off. The system would cycle on and off by floor temp not air temp. Delta T pumps could be used on each circuit to optimize boiler efficiency. I don’t think this would work on low thermal mass systems that use heat fins but might be ideal for concrete. So long as the system is over engineered It would seem that accurate heat loss (pertaining to circuit design) wouldn’t be so crucial and this could be advantageous to the DIY’er. It seems that proper sizing of boiler would be crucial though. There would also need to be a high limit switch a few degrees above thermostat to prevent over heating.
Anything similar out there?
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