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pmuchmore

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

Billhart

06:57AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
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.

pmuchmore

07:28AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 03/15/07
3 lifetime posts
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?

Billhart

07:54AM | 03/16/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
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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