Richard McGrath
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Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Bob .  There is millions of sq ft of radiant ceiling in commercial space all over the globe .  Walls and ceilings are often overlooked or even laughed at since most think heat rises as opposed to the reality that hot air rises .  What…"
Feb 2, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  For just a bit more than 200.00 you could purchase Joist Trak plates or similar , 5 sheets (32 sf) of rigid foam , and tubing and drywall to cover .  Save 30.7 watts x 3200 hours and have a noiseless , more comfortable radiant ceiling…"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  As a hydronic professional for more than 30 years I can safely say I never heard of hydronic "Strip heat "  .  Maybe Eric can clarify ?"
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  Thats correct .  I only make suggestions based on real world performance , knowledge and science .    Pricing can be found or gotten by interested persons ."
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Bachi .  Placing electric strip heat under the subfloor is probably sure to fail .  I do not believe they can get hot enough to provide anything at all through that type of resistance .  Good luck ."
Feb 1, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"  If running another line voltage circuit , hearing a bit of noise and using more power than needed is Sweet than the kickspace heater is certainly for you .  If what you want is comfort , efficiency and no noise I would go with the…"
Jan 29, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Don &  Bachi ,   Storing at higher temps in tank type units and using a domestic hot water mixing valve is a tried and true defense against legionella .  Legionella bacteria have a hard time at 150* ( 90+% are killed at 140*) ,…"
Jan 28, 2016
Richard McGrath replied to Andy Gostisha's discussion Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units
"How about slim ducts that recess in the wall and/or ceilings . I believe Fujitsu and Daikin both make such a unit"
Nov 22, 2013
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"Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you! Don't…"
Nov 17, 2013
Richard McGrath replied to Lena Burkett's discussion Student needs help for HVAC research project
"Lena ,    As far as building Science is concerned I believe your most efficient way to condition this house would be with radiant heating / cooling with an ERV capable of removing Latent . I would utilize an air to water heat pump for…"
Nov 15, 2013
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Nov 13, 2013

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Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC / Bluewater Mechanical Inc
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Furthering Energy efficiency and insuring that the built environment no longer ignores the fact that the building and all systems therein should function as a SYSTEM

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