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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

    Jun 6, 2010
    Hinckley, Ohio
    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

    Oct 16, 2007
    Falmouth, Michigan
    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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