Often referred to as the “perfect heat” radiant floor heating dates back to Roman and Chinese pre-history. The modern renaissance of radiant floor heat was triggered by the development of reliable and inexpensive thermoplastic tubing over the last 50 years and is rapidly becoming the heating system of choice for many architects, engineers and homeowners. Radiant floor heating systems are silent, clean, cozy, healthy – comfortable in every way. For the “perfect heating system” IBC makes the perfect boiler.
Radiant floor heating systems are designed to operate most comfortably, delivering gentle warmth, at fluid delivery temperatures that range between 75°F (24°C) and 120°F (50°C). Boiler selection is critical, and it is important to know that conventional boilers work in a much hotter range, losing efficiency, and requiring protective measures to prevent damage to themselves or the floor. IBC boilers on the other hand, are specifically engineered to operate at these lower water temperatures, increasing your energy savings and comfort.
The heat required by most residential radiant floor heating systems can vary greatly and IBC boilers are the best choice for matching the heat output to the load. The VFC 15-150 for example can operate from an input of 15,000 Btuh when only a few zones are required all the way up to 150,000 Btuh when a full load like domestic hot water is required.