ancillary heating questions
From: HeidiNYS (
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 09:01:14 -0700 (MST)
Dear All,

Thanks for some input on Radiant Floor Heat.

Haven't fully formulated all questions.
One that keeps coming up is:  
It is easy & affordable & practical to do in slab on ground floor.    
Builders [ 2 so far!] balk at doing it upstairs.  Of course, to us, that is 
where it's most desirable,for walking around barefoot!!! 
Seems that upstairs mean putting heat coils between joists, under floor, else 
laying a lightweight concrete floor in order to put coils there.    Builder 
thinks it's most sensible to do on ground floor, and baseboard-hot water heat 
upstairs.  He brought up two reasons that it may not be practicable upstairs: 
One is that you don't really notice radiant heat under rugs.  The other is 
that having our oriental area rugs on top of radiant floor heat willl 
minimize it's efficiency.....  do you know if this is so????   

The major one, of course, is: if you have it, do oyu love it??  Are you 
thrilled you did it??  

Please feel free to give any input you have re; this/technical info you may 
many thanks,
best,  Ruth Hirsch Cantines Island CoHo,  Saugerties, NY. 
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