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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by James Ascherl, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. James Ascherl

    James Ascherl Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of using the radiator system to cool your house in the summer? Any ideas on efficiency and cost?

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  2. heaterman

    heaterman Minister of Fire

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    Cool radiant floors/walls are used in the Southwest part of the states but there wouldn't be enough surface area with rads to make much difference in a house. You can't generate enough Delta T to overcome the comparatively small surface area. Dealing with humidity would also be a problem in your neck of the woods. A cold rad would condense moisture out of the air just like the A coil in a forced air cooling system.

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