While forced air has long been the norm for heating warehouses, factories, and large open space buildings; hydronic radiant floor heating may be your most effective and efficient method of heating those buildings. Forced air can have large heat losses through the transfer of the air through vents around the building and, when it reaches its final destination, it only may only succeed in efficiently heating the upper air and area of the building while leaving the lower levels where workers and items are stored struggling to stay warm. Radiant heating, meanwhile, heats the areas where the employees, machines, storage, or other items are stored by warming the entire concrete slab or floor that they are located and working on. This results in a much higher heat transfer efficiency for where the heat is desired and can lead to savings in heating costs as the heating achieved by radiant floor heating may allow for the thermostat to be reduced. Hydronic heating is also very quiet and does not circulate allergens and dust throughout the air as is the case with forced air heating and the large fans used to try and circulate the heated air.
HotRockPanels provide a long lasting thermal break which results in the efficiency of your heating system to remain constant over the long term while also protecting from moisture entering the building. The use of HotRockPanels in industrial settings also allows for the accurate mapping of the PEX tubing throughout the building to ensure the PEX is not ruptured during the installation of machinery whether it is now or 20 years down the line. HotRockPanels holds the PEX in position due to the raised knobs before, during, and after pouring the concrete slab giving you peace of mind if you ever need to drill or cut in to the heated concrete floor.