Infloor Heating Systems was founded in the early 1990s in Buena Vista, CO as a family owned business specializing in radiant heating systems. Infloor can design systems to pair with various applications fueled by water heaters, boilers, solar thermal, geothermal, wood and cast iron boilers for custom residential and light commercial use. Radiant heating has been in use since ancient times, particularly in Asia.
Electric cable radiant heating systems can fit any room or outdoor area and are simple to install. Pre-engineered heating units can even fit unusual floor plans and are safe for wet and dry environments. The standard electric cable is laid for smaller areas while the heavy duty electric cable is used for large rooms and outdoor areas.
Hydronic (liquid) radiant heating systems operate by moving warm water through tubing in the floor that has been heated by a boiler, water heater, or geothermal unit. The boiler can be fueled by natural gas, propane,heating oil, electricity or wood. For even more energy savings, solar thermal systems can be paired with hydronic radiant heating and is compatible with any type of floor covering.
The hydronic system comes with various installation methods. Infloorboard is installed on top of a subfloor and can be covered with hardwood, tile or carpet. It has a low profile and is easy to install. Therma-Floor, otherwise known as gypcrete, is poured over the tubes and can be installed on top of subfloors or concrete slabs. Therma-Floor is a green material and acts as a thermal mass for the system. Warmboard combines a subfloor and a radiant panel and is installed before any other construction occurs. Any type of floor covering can be laid right over the top of it. Radiant Trak is most commonly used in retrofits and is the alternative to all the other installation methods. Installed on the underside of the subfloor, Radiant Trak is inexpensive and easy to install.
The Snowmelt system can be installed in concrete, asphalt or underneath pavers to keep outside areas free from ice and snow. Snowmelt can also be used in warmer climates to keep outdoor areas warm during the cool months. A sensor monitors temperature and moisture levels and prevents the system from running unnecessarily.
Solar thermal power reduces heating costs while providing an alternative to fossil fuels. Prepackaged systems have all the necessary components for ease of installation. The evacuated tube design uses two glass tubes that are fused, creating a vacuum. The inner tube has a solar absorbing coating that heats up while the outer tube remains cool to the touch. The flat plate collectors, manufactured by Caleffi Solar, have a low-profile design and can be used for residential or commercial applications and can be mounted on the roof or ground. These systems are eligible for a tax credit of up to 30% and can reduce heating bills by up to 75%.
Infloor radiant heating makes it easy to control temperatures by room or by zone. Zoning provides the option of keeping the main living areas of the home warm while reducing the temperatures in areas not occupied or frequently used.