I have researched a company offering gas fired radiant tube heating. It sounds great. Very economical also, from what they quoted me. Anyone using this system, please share with us. Specific info on company/brand, installation, any safety drawbacks would be really appreciated. Anyone familiar with AgRadiant?
From contributor D:
In my area, gas heating costs are up 50-75% this year.
Both times I have used Superior Radiant Products. They are a Canadian supplier. Another supplier is Schwank, a German firm. SRP has a much more elaborate reflector, whereas Schwank is just half a hexagon. This gets more heat to the floor, apparently. Be sure to use a good installer. Mine were hung on jack chain and vibrated until I replaced it with welded chain, as per the instructions. I also added turnbuckles to get them perfectly level and in line. When that pipe heats up, it expands, so if it is not hung level, it will start bridging supports and vibrating. Also, make sure you get the right number of BTU's. Like with AC, bigger is not better. If they are too big, they will not cycle enough and you will feel either too hot or too cold.