Why Get an in Floor Heat Boiler

Why Get an in Floor Heat Boiler

The efficiency of the in floor heat boiler is its utilization of the stand-by radiant heat to warm the rooms during its operation. The reliability of the system can be experienced during the peak winter seasons when the energy required to heat one unit volume of water is more than the standard consumption. The boiler can reduce the energy bills by switching over to the stand-by mode when the temperature reaches the optimum value. The fuel consumption is zero at this stage until the temperature reaches the minimum value. Then the automated system turns on the boiler.  

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Efficient Heating System

The design of the in floor boiler plays a vital role in shaping its efficiency. An efficient system can adjust the temperature based on the volume of water flow per unit time. The volume increases when the number of rooms is more.

Flow-Check Valve

An efficient boiler has an intelligent flow-check valve. Connected to the circulator pump at one end and the shut off valve at the other, it regulates the flow of hot water evenly. Since the radiant temperature doesn’t heat the air directly, the possibility of loss is very low. The objects in the room can absorb the heat and retain it for a long time. At some point, they start emitting the heat to the surroundings. It keeps the room warm.

The circulation regulation happens based on the signals from the heating element/thermostat. An in-built relay in the pump controller can keep the flow and the heating rate in sync with each other.

Water Storage Tank

An in floor heating boiler works better with a storage tank. There have been many theories to state the benefits of tank-less system over the conventional method. But the floor heating requires consistent flow of hot water throughout the circulation cycle. In a tank-less system it takes more energy to keep the heat constant, since there is no storage.

Storage tank can increase the stand-by mode efficiency of the boiler. The choice of insulation and proper maintenance can increase the heat retention capacity of the tank and also its lifespan.

Heating Element

The heating element of the in floor boiler is made of copper or its alloy whose thermal efficiency is more than 98%. The heating rate per unit of energy consumption is at least 1.5 times higher than the conventional system.

An efficient heating element is directly connected to the relay terminals located on the pump. The manufacturers of the latest boilers have also added another important component to the system for Thermo-siphon effect. It is the ability of the boiler to enable hot water circulation without the intervention of the mechanical pump.

Thermo-siphon effect can be induced by the boiler when the temperature reaches a specific value within the system. The only requirement is the installation of a check-valve that prevents the phenomenon from happing within the boiler pipes. Enabling the Thermo-siphon effect can save you the energy bills, since the pump motor can also go into the stand-by mode when it is not required.

Safety Valves

In Floor heat boiler has many safety valves for the pressure and temperature control. You can set the maximum required temperature at the panel or the system can detect the value based on the outflow rate. Since the regulation of pressure and temperature happens automatically, the system never overheats.

Even in cases of breakdown, the safety valves shut off the heater and the water inlet when the pressure and temperature tend to go above the safety levels. A warning system attached to the boiler alerts you about the breakdown, so you can take corrective and preventive measures immediately.

Radiant Heat Efficiency

The volume of radiant heat generated by the in house boiler is directly proportional to the increase in demand. That means you can include more number of rooms into the existing network in real time. The system can sense the zone circulators’ response and adjust the heating volume.

When the zone circulators for a specific section in your home are turned off, the sensor in the boiler automatically reduces the heating volume accordingly. Hence, you can save on the monthly energy bills.

Heat Sensors

The sensors of the In house boiler can detect the temperature of the zone return water which flows back into the storage tank. If the temperature is above the minimum value, it can automatically reduce the heating level and the frequency. This feature is enabled in almost all the modern boiler systems to save on the energy consumption.

Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger in the in floor boiler can work efficiently with the Hydronics type of radiant heating system to deliver the maximum output with minimum fuel consumption. It is made possible by the construction and material of the exchanger. The latest heat exchangers are coated with insulation layers to prevent the emission of heat into the external environment and trap it within

A boiler system with multiple exchangers can help preserve the heat over an extended period than a single exchanger. The fuel consumption per cycle could be relatively more, but the number of heating cycles will be reduced by nearly 1/3rd of the conventional system.

Relief Valves

The relief valves are the two key points through which heat loss happens in many of the conventional boilers. The In floor boiler has the mechanism to direct this lost heat back into the circulation system. Hence, the loss is reduced considerably. The design and the construction of the relief valves are made more efficient in the modern boilers for eliminating stand-by heat loss also.

Space Efficiency

In floor boiler conserve the space with its compact design and construction. It can be installed within the basement, next to the garage, or any other location without any hassles.

Minimum Maintenance

The in floor heat boiler has efficient inbuilt components that have maximum endurance and resistance to wear. They can run for long years with the minimum maintenance procedures. The number of part and component replacements for a year is considerably lower compared to the conventional systems.