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Question: Does radiant floor heat work well in a 2 story house? Are there rooms (closet) you dont want the water lines?


Question by Valhallachuck: Does radiant floor heat work well in a 2 story house? Are there rooms (closet) you dont want the water lines?

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Answer by PhysicsSuperStar
This is all dependent on a few things.

1. Square footage of home
2. Location in country (temprature wise)
3. Thickness of exterior walls/ insulation in the house

Idealy you are going to want to have the lines under each floor because different floor coverings are equal to certain insulation values. So you can never be sure (without a proper manual J estimation) at what rate the heat will disipate upward.

As far as closets, I would recomend running lines under them as well. It is more efficient to maintain the “whole” rather then parts in terms of spacial conditioning.

Overall, yes (if done correctly) in-floor heat will work well. You may want to consider a furnace/blower/PRV unit unit to keep the air from getting stale in the home.

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