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What is Geothermal Slab Heating and Cooling

Truly the most energy efficient products we offer will save you real money and economy be the best investment you will make, reducing energy consumption. Every dollar you save in energy goes straight to the bottom line!

Radiant heating and cooling refers to any system where the surrounding surface temperatures are altered as means of a sensible change and contribute to thermal comfort.

There are several approaches to designing and installing a Slab Heating and Cooling system as an energy saving method. With so many variables and options to consider can often result in confusion and spending a huge amount of money. We believe the best way to design a slab heating and cooling system is to incorporate it with a geothermal ground loop, geothermal hybrid system, or a system utilizing an Evaporative Fluid Cooling tower.

When most systems are designed the biggest concern is if it will do the job. A complete full radiant slab installation can be very expensive. The full design includes walls, ceilings, and has in slab sensors and ceiling monitors. The other factor included in the design is to how to get solar gain to the interior. It takes a very long time for the slab to change temperature, even with steady heat exchange, so it can maintain a very stable indoor comfort condition, provided the water loops are constantly circulating and removing the thermal loads absorbed by the slab.

The design should be very simple with an intention to assist and take a partial load of the heating and cooling, not to do it all. Now the variables are simple, the geographic location and average seasonal temperatures. Using a partial load system can take a lot of worries of the layout. Just a simple perimeter layout could make a huge difference.

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Study by: Arizona State University  Funded by:   ASHRAE

Many radiant systems use polyethylene tubing embedded in the structural slab.