Radiant heat walls question


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Old 03-06-13, 08:07 PM
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Radiant heat walls question

I want to install an efficeint heating system in my basement. I did a search and saw two options. Radiant heat (I liked the most) and gas fire place (link below). Either option will need to heat two rooms at once. Each room is 600 square feet. My home is a Bi-Level. My heating system is a Navien 6 series combo. Basement walls consist of 4 feet of cinder block and 3.5 feet above that.

Is this a good choice, efficeint, cost effective etc.. Let me know what you think.

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What are the rooms used for? Why not a heat pump?
 
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I'd have to have doubts as to efficiency and cost effectiveness of either of the systems you are looking at. Have you priced them out yet?
Inexpensive and efficient. Shown below.
 
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one side is family room and other is laundry room/storage room. Navien combo (tankless) is an on Demand System. It heats my house and hot water. So i am wondering if I can use radiant heat with this system?
 
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Old 03-07-13, 08:17 AM
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I saw comparible pricing to forced air, base board and radiant heat. My walls are open so that is why I am considering Radiant. The gas fireplace is an option due to location of gas line.

Correction Navien is CH 240 and not 6 series.
 
 

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