Students from the Plumbing and Heating Shop at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School got a real-world lesson in radiant floor heat. With the guidance of master plumber Bill Battles and his crew from Village Plumbing, the fifteen students learned the principles of radiant floor heat and helped to place tubing. Students also worked with Richard and Martin of Target Construction in securing the metal grid over the tubing that will provide structure for the system once concrete is poured.
Radiant floor heat is a “green”, energy efficient technology that uses hot water piped through tubing underneath or within the floor to heat up a room. It is more energy efficient than other methods of heat because it requires a lower water temperature to heat the room. Additionally, these systems are easily adaptable to solar energy.