Stand-alone infloor cooling system?
I live in northern Canada. It does not get hot very often, but when it does we can get 90-100F for a few weeks or even a month.
I’ve got full radiant heat system with 8″ OC spacing for heat pipes, many zones and a very snazzy pump setup. I’ve also got 4 HRV’s keeping the air moving.
The infloor heat works great, and I find it very efficient.
For the few months of the year where its hot out, the house can get hot. Depending on the room, it can become un-usable. This of course has to do with all the windows and the solar gain. Hey, I like a bright house 🙂
I can keep the HRV’s running all day long, and or turn them off in the day and only on at night but it does not seem to help, as a HRV is not really designed to do that.
A few options I have is to run multiple coil’s of waterline deep in the ground. This is not bad idea and basically free minus the pump, but looks like this will be expensive to install and difficult to get the waterlines into the mech. room as we never planned for this.
Does anyone know of an electric or gas fired cooling system that I can rig into my infloor system that would not require any plumbing going outside? I can rig exhaust and intake…just the physical plumbing waterlines outside will be difficult.
Thanks for the advice!
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