I am building a new house and plan to use in-floor radiant heating. The
objective is to achieve even and constant and comfortable temperatures
throughout the house. I would also like to install a fireplace or wood
stove for aesthetic purposes.
The problem I am having is that these technologies conflict with each
other. The radiant technology creates even and constant temperatures.
The fireplace/wood stove creates pockets of heat and spikes in
Is there a way to install the fireplace so that we can view the fire,
but the energy produced would somehow go into producing even heat for
the floor hydraulics?
It seems to me that I should be able to somehow capture the fireplace
energy in heat exchangers, which then serves to heat my water storage
tank used in the floor hydronics. We would then have a nice fireplace
to watch, and even heat on the floor, and energy from the burned wood
would be put to use.
How would I go about finding a product such as this, or, are we talking
about something that would have to be engineered specifically for me?