Hydronic radiant in slab heating upper floor?
In a Ranch-style home with a basement (approx 1600 sq ft on each level), can in-floor hydronic radiant loops provide adequate heating to the upper floor also during prolonged winter temps? We live in Omaha, NE. Floor coverings on the slab would be either be carpet or just finished concrete. Plesae assume the house will be well-insulated and air sealed, with “good” windows. Floors on the upper level would be mostly concrete, tile, or stone for thermal mass (passive solar design).
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