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More stories about Hydronics

  • Fine-Tuning Forced-Hot Air

    A heating contractor details how to upgrade from a typical bare-bones heating system to one that delivers comfort and customer satisfaction.

  • Q&A: Air Quality Problem in Entry

    Q: I have been called to solve an air-quality problem at a house with air-lock entries. The house has hydronic heat. The vestibules have no mechanical ventilation, and the air quality is poor. What type of ventilation do you suggest for these very small rooms?

  • Kitchen & Bath: Bathroom Trends from the K&B Show

    What’s new from the KBIS show in Chicago

  • Products

    Inflatable knee pads; truck bed extender; caddy for extension ladders; roof guardrail; track for heavy pocket doors; finish works on wet wood; mortarless brick veneer; elegant aluminum balusters; more

  • Products

    Noise-reducing batts; cool eye protection; simple cord connector; generator power panel; aluminum fence system; foolproof GFCI receptacle; thin profile radiant heat for tile

  • Installing a Radiant Wall

    Sometimes heavy floor coverings, furniture, or built-ins reduce the area available for radiant heating. This heating specialist shows how to turn walls and ceilings into heat emitters.

  • Making Sense of the Energy Code

    The MEC provides three ways to comply: simple prescriptive rules, a “tradeoff” approach, and performance design. An energy consultant tells how to decide which method best fits your project.

  • A Builder's Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Installed correctly, ground-source heat pumps can provide comfortable, efficient heating in many climates. Here’s an overview of the available options.

  • K&B Problem-Solvers

    This selection of products will help you design, install, and customize functional, attractive kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Q&A: Heating Tubes in Basement Slab

    Q: A client wants a portion of a basement slab to have radiant heat to take the chill off the floor of a planned playroom (there will be supplemental heat). The hvac contractor wants the radiant tubing, which will be attached to wire mesh, to be lifted into the middle of the slab during the pour to...