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Hydronic: Argo vs Runtal

Posted by toffee-el (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 9, 11 at 23:50

I would like to know the difference, pros and cons of these two system. Argo is hydronic baseboard that is a lot cheaper. Runtals are costly and calls their product radiators.

Anyone has experience on these two products?

Thanks for helping.

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RE: Hydronic: Argo vs Runtal

Compare the specs for water temperature required for a given BTU/Hr./Linear Ft. Typically copper tubing with aluminum fins will be cheaper to install but you'll pay for it the rest of you life in that home in that they require a higher water temperature typically 160F~180F. Cast iron radiators on the other hand will require about 140F water. That temperature differential comes out of your pocket every heating season as it requires more energy to raise the water temperature.


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