If you presently heat with a Forced Air System, you would install a
water-to-air heat exchanger in the ductwork directly above your existing
furnace. Hot water constantly circulates through the exchanger. The
blower, controlled by a thermostat, blows air across the heat exchanger
coil and transfers the heat through the house. A more even heat is
provided with this system. Your existing furnace can stay in place as
To install an Radiant Floor heating system, hot water pipes are placed
in the floor at the time the slab is poured, water circulates through
the tubing and heats the concrete, which radiates and heats the
building. Valves are used to control water flow in each loop - manual
control valves are used between manifolds for temperature control, and
electric zone valves are used for more even heat. Thermostats are used
to individually control the heat in any part of the building. For
additional information on Radiant Floor Heating, please visit
For a Hot Water Baseboard system, the baseboards (resembling electric
baseboard heaters) are installed around the perimeter of the building.
Individual room temperature is con-trolled by zone valves and
The Heatmor can be hooked directly into an existing boiler. A constant
flow of hot water is maintained through the use of a circulating pump.
The zone valves, existing pump, and baseboard radiation transfer the
heat through the house. The old system can then remain as back-up.