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Old 12-08-2014, 12:59 AM   #21
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I know for sure they make heat mats for use under carpet and wood floors (my daughters room has heated strand bamboo flooring)...

Geo is pretty expensive from what I gather, but my neighbor had an easy 300k invested in his shop/outside kitchen...

Coolest thing about it was how crazy cold/warm the floor would feel just from underground water? The temp diff was amazing

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Old 12-08-2014, 04:20 AM   #22
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Not to get off topic but geo works great , being water is the same temp in a well always. They use the water instead of the ambient air for a heatpump. But here in Virginia they make you return the water to a second well instead of one you need 2. Back to the OP none of these things adds up that's 3 different things they are saying, Call your dealer and ask him what do you have.

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Old 12-20-2014, 05:55 AM   #23
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To follow up, I talked with the General Manager at the dealer who spoke with the FR rep, apparently the factory got a little over zealous and "slapped" the Cold weather package stickers on several units that did not come with that option.

No big deal, I didn't pay for the option and really don't need it.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:31 PM   #24
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Much misunderstanding here of "Radiant" in this context.

Also, R-value really doesn't mean much. If you're interested in this kind of thing, go over to Green Building Talk for some interesting stuff. Understanding "envelopes" (house, RV) is a great life-skill. Convection, conduction, radiation, U-value, and how dumb our houses really are.

Radiant barrier is awesome. It doesn't have much R-value (they are liars) but it is amazing in hot sun, as it reflects 97% of heat from the sun. It's also a good windbreak if sealed properly. It does NOT reflect cold in any meaningful way. You can take a sheet of Reflectix from Home Depot, and put it in a crappy window in blazing sun. You will immediately feel at least a 15* temperature drop, even though it has little insulation value and almost no mass.

A big problem is that the reflective sheet MUST HAVE a ~1/2 air gap on one side, or it won't work. Many large manufacturers are violating this law-of-Physics and selling it with much advertising inaccuracy. Somebody will sue them, and then perhaps they will stop.

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