radiant drywall

dab320February 8, 2009

The lower level of our tri-level is very cold. Will radiant drywall, on the walls, warm the area? The floor is a cement slab and I was told radiant heat under carpet and/or wood is a no no. Please help us!

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lucy

Can you get some insulation blown in?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 6:33PM
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worthy

Radiant heat under wood flooring is used all the time, though most suppliers prefer engineered or laminate (a picture of wood) not hardwood.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 7:12PM
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worthy

See link for good explanation.

Here is a link that might be useful: Radiant Heating and Wood Floors

    Bookmark   February 8, 2009 at 7:16PM
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mightyanvil

What is "radiant drywall"?

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 11:53AM
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worthy

I assume the op was referring to ceiling heating panels from Panelectric or other manufacturer. Wall panels are also available.

Here is a link that might be useful: Radiant Heating Panel Association

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 5:10PM
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mightyanvil

I can't imagine anyone would want to pay the premium needed to heat a space with electric heating panels unless it's a summer house.

It's misleading to call prefab panels on a ceiling or electric wires behind, in front of, or between drywall panels "radiant drywall". Electric radiant heating embedded in finish materials has been around for at least 50 years that I know of and doesn't need new name.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 5:28PM
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ann-2009

You probably would be better off with a radiant ceiling heating system. When insulated above it will draw the heat down and it will heat everything in the room. If you go to www.calorique.com you can see an install manual of radiant ceiling heat which is very easy to install. Regarding the wires in the drywall, this is a very old system but well worth it when it was installed. They are now failing and folks are looking to replace them with another radiant ceiling heat product.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2009 at 2:16PM
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