I have posted similar questions in the past.
I have one of those two story houses without a basement. The heating system is a 2 zone hot water baseboard. While i am satisfied with the performance of the upper floor zone, the first floor is way to cold.
The first floor is a concrete slab on grade. I plan to perform major renovations to the 1st floor including the heating system. I would like to install a radiant hydronic system but i am not sure if it is practical. The distance from slab to ceiling is 7'6". I have looked into different systems and one that seems the most practical is a system composed of 16 x 16 plastic floor modules, PEX tubing, thermal reflecting foil, heat plates and fiber board. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of system. Is the reflecting foil enough to to reflect all the heat back into the room or i should expect to lose some of the erfficiency?
Since this system is quite a bit more expencsive than a conventional baseboard system, I would like to know what you experienced service men think about it.
Any input is appreciated.