Hydronic Heating Manufacturers
Hydronic Heating Books / Publications / Information
OK, so you want hydronic heating information, books, and what not? Get ready! The absolute best book on the subject is called Modern Hydronic Heating - For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings, 2E by John Siegenthaler, P.E. This 575 page hard cover book is one of the best construction books I have ever seen. If you read it cover to cover you will probably discover more about the topic than you could imagine.
It is simply a MUST read if you want to incorporate ANY type of hydronic heating in your next home. I have a copy of this book that was sent to me by the publisher. After reviewing it, I would be willing to pay for the book - it contains SO much invaluable information. It is available from Amazon.com and from the Radiant Panel Association. Visit their online store.
Here are some other publications that might interest you that are stocked by the Radiant Panel Association, PO Box 717, Loveland, CO 80539:
RPA Guidelines for the Design and Installation of Radiant Panel Heating and Snow/Ice Melt Systems
Intended for reference use by code officials, designers and installers. Deals with both hydronic and electric floor, wall and ceiling applications.
Radiant Precision 2007
Intended for those who have a basic knowledge of such systems, but seek to expand the design capabilities.
Radiant Basics Section 1 to Radiant Basics Section 9
Downloadable PDF booklets covering various aspects of radiant panel heating systems.
Hydronic Design Studio Software
This is also by John Siegenthaler and an associate author. This is a MUST have if you are going to design a hydronic system. Heat loss calculations and much. much more.
Hydronic Heating Equipment Manufacturers
Now here is an industry that is experiencing rapid growth. There is great interest in hydronic heating. The problem with this is that newer companies can sometimes get into financial trouble by growing too fast. You need to ask questions about how long a company has been in business before you invest lots of cash in a system. Where known, I have listed what the company makes and whether. Association membership is preferred if you are making a purchasing decision, but it is not absolutely necessary. Check the companies to determine if they are member of associations like the Radiant Panel Assocation.
In all likelihood, the components of your hydronic system will come from a variety of sources. You may purchase a high quality boiler or hot water heater from one company, the controls and valves from another, and the water tubing or coils from yet another. It is a highly fragmented business. The trick to making intelligent choices lies in getting an education about hydronic heating. You need to read about the topic and then ask the right questions to the potential installers.
Water Heater / Space Heating
Buderus Hydronic Systems
Boilers / Radiators
Burnham Radiant Heating
PEX tubing / controls / manifolds
Crown Boiler Co.
Delta - Therm
Hydronic tubing / Elec. cable
E - Beam Services
Easy Heat Inc.
Electric Floor Heat
Electric Heating elements
Hydronic heating products
Controls for floors and snow melt
Flow Design Inc.
Glow Core A.C., Inc.
Stainless steel exchangers
Water circulation pumps
Heat Transfer Products
Water heaters / Heat exchangers
Controls / valves
Ground source heat pumps
Injector pumps / controls
Metal - plastic piping / fittings
ITT Fluid Handling
Pumps and Controls
PB and PEX tubing / elec. cable
Electric cable for floors
Electric cable for floors
Panel Radiator (Rittling)
Wall and ceiling panels
Plastic module floor system
Copper fin boiler
PEX tubing / controls/manifolds
PEX tubing / manifolds
Wall and ceiling radiators
Sioux Chief Mfg. Co.
Manifolds and Headers
Solid state controls
PEX tube / controls/manifolds
Boilers / indirect water tanks
PB and PEX tube / manifolds
Cast iron boilers