Radiant floor heating Zone 4a – yes or no?
Is radiant floor heating is a good idea for me?
If yes, where is a guide, so I can design my system?
I am in zone 4a. I am building a 28×80 house/shop 1120 sq ft for house and 1120 sq ft for shop.
I have a ton of recycled 25psi high density XPS in 1″x4’x26′ pieces. Enough for 3layers/3″ if I want.
Since I will be operating a home based manufacturing business in my shop side of house, I thought it would be a great comfort in cold times of year to have the floor warmed for my aging and aching body.
Since I also have a ton of recycled polyiso also, I plan to utilize the perfect wall concept for insulating the house and shop where the polyiso layers are outside of the roof and wall sheathing with a rain screen behind finish siding/roofing.
I am a materials scrounger, so I will not utilize a company to design a radiant system. DIY is my only option. However, I need to to be intelligently done, as I can much less afford errors under a slab. 🙂
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