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More stories about Hydronics

  • Recipe for Heating Comfort: Mix It Well Over a Low Flame

    Jon Eakes reviews the basics of indoor humidity, explains what makes a heating system healthy and comfortable, and pre- views a new gizmo on the Canadian market that promises to change the way we think about electric heat: the silicone- controlled r

  • The Oxygen-Diffusion Debate

    Experts disagree on the extent to which corrosion in heating systems can be blamed on a strange phenomenon called oxygen diffusion. Paul Hanke examines this growing controversy in the plastic-pipe industry.

  • About the House: Heating Systems, Part II

    Electric, solar and solid-fuel heating systems

  • A Little Heat

    Harris Hyman weighs in on heating system options.

  • Building with the Sun: Solar Energy and Radiant Floors

    Solar energy and radiant floors

  • Radiant Heat

    Paul Hanke delves into radiant slab, Trombe walls, and other innovative radiant heating systems, and shows how careful planning and use of modern materials can overcome the typical drawbacks.

  • The Swedish Solution

    Housing consultant Richard Karg takes a close look at the latest in ventilation technology: the Swedish exhaust-air heat pump. How does this system work, what are the pros and cons, and how much will it cost?