06:27AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 03/15/07
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Has anyone ever heard of a hydronic heat system that is electric?


06:57AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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There are electric "boilers" that can be used to supply hot water for hydronic heat system.

But electric rates vary from about 3-4 cent per kWh to 20 or more. In some areas there are special off hour very low rates that require storage tanks.

So it can can vary from inexpensive to outrageously priced.

If you are talking about radiant heat there are various electric heat pads and wires that can be put in floors. They are uses used for suplimental heat in small areas such as bathrooms.


07:28AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 03/15/07
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I am looking for information on a hydronic heating system that is "fired" by electricity but instead of water going through the system, a silicone substance heats the rooms. Ever heard of this?


07:54AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Where did you hear of it? Do you have a brand name?

Could you be thinking of "oil filled radaitors" Those are not a system, but individual space heaters.


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