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What's the best type of radiant heat
In a prior discussion I wanted some ideas on radiant floor heat. I was set on a gyp pour, but the more I look into the other systems I am beginning to wonder what type is better, a staple up, a radiant panel system, or the gyp pour. This is the last house I plan on building for my family and I want the best system. I would also like to offer it in my custom homes the more I get to know about it.
I like the idea of the thermal mass with the gyp pour but from what I have read about it, it takes longer for it to heat up and longer to cool down. I am not really wild about a system that harder to control. With the radiant panel system the heat source is closer to the finished floor and easier to control, same with the staple up method. If I decide with a dry system I would probably go with the panel system.
Now I know with a gyp pour if I were to have a power outage the thermal mass would contonue to radiate heat and the other would not have much of a thermal mass other than the finished floor. I plan on installing a standby generator so I am not to concerned with a power outage. So I guess what I am getting at is what really is the better system? I plan on doing most of the work myself, and I know the dry system would be a easier DIY project.
With the panel system it would be easier to install the hardwood flooring than with a gyp pour but then I have to use tile backer for my tile. But I will be using more hardwood than tile about 75%. So their are a lot of options to weigh but I am more interested in what system would have better performance.