Radiant Heating Workbook

Radiant Hydronic Heating Workbook

How well do you know radiant hydronic heating and cooling? Take the challenge by clicking on the image below. This isn’t a test of everything there is to know, but it will give you (or your manager) an idea of how well you know some of the key facts underlying skills. Answers are provided at the end. For any questions you get wrong, follow the links in the answers to hone your knowledge.

Radiant Hydronic Heating Challenge
Test your knowledge of radiant heating.


Basic Instruction

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Heat Transfer Through Buildings

An introduction to some building-science basics More

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Piping Layouts for Hydronic Heat

The design of hydronic heat distribution piping affects overall comfort levels,... More

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Hydronic Baseboard Basics

Finned-tube baseboard is the most commonly installed hot-water heating system in... More

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Case Study: Hydronic Heat Retrofit

Using PEX tubing and panel radiators, the author retrofitted central heating with... More

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Steam Heat vs. Hydronic Heat

A reader ponders whether to stick with steam or convert to hydronic. More

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Hydronic Heating for Low-Load Houses

With the right hardware and layout, hot-water heating saves energy and makes ideal... More

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Insulating a Radiant Slab

How much insulation is necessary under a typical basement radiant slab? More

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Air-to-Water Heat Pumps Come of Age

Simple system designs reduce costs and improve efficiency More

Kelly and Dwyer ran the extensive tubing for the home's innovative radiant slab heating system themselves, as a cost savings and a learning opportunity. Main runs from the system's manifold were insulated. Here, Kelly works tubing into a bent conduit at the manifold connection.

Hydronic Heating

The full compilation of Hydronic Heating resources from JLC

Radiant Hydronic Heating Online References

Radiant Hydronic Heating Online References

Additional online references for building codes, training resources, industry information, and more


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