- When the Good Fellowship Ambulance Company in West Chester, Penn., decided to build a new facility, radiant floor heating was the furthest thing from their minds.
- Their heating contractor, Bill Ronayne, of Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning, convinced them the new building would not be complete without it.
- After their first winter with the new system, Good Fellowship found radiant to be comfortable and energy-efficient; it also helped to melt the snow and ice off the vehicles when they returned from a call, and dried moisture off the floors quickly.
When the Good Fellowship Ambulance Company decided to build a new facility, radiant floor heating was the furthest thing from their minds. That is, until their heating contractor Bill Ronayne convinced them the new building would not be complete without it.
“I always recommend Uponor radiant floor heating systems for every project I do,” says Ronayne of Brandywine Valley Heating and Air Conditioning in West Chester, Penn. “The comfort and efficiency of an Uponor system are unmatched by any other heating system.”
The new building was 3,380 square feet with five large bay doors for ambulances to enter and exit throughout the day and night.
“The Uponor radiant floor heating system was ideal for an application like ours,” says Tim Bossert, chief operating officer of Good Fellowship. “The radiant floor heating system heats the entire slab, keeping the engine bays warm even when the garage doors open and close on cold, winter days. The system also helps melt snow and ice off the vehicles after they return to the garage.”
Uponor radiant floor heating systems circulate warm water through crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing that is installed under the floor, turning the entire slab into a warm, mild radiator. Because the heat is kept near the floor where it is needed most, a radiant system keeps people warm at a lower thermostat setting, potentially saving 20-40% on energy costs.
“I’ve been installing Uponor radiant floor heating systems for 20 years,” says Ronayne. “There is not another product on the market that can offer the quality, reliability, efficiency and comfort of an Uponor system. I think it’s a shame to allow a concrete slab to be poured without first installing Uponor PEX tubing.”
Contractors smooth concrete overpour after installing Uponor PEX to wire mesh.
Dry Vehicles and Floors
The Uponor radiant floor heating system helps melt snow and ice off the vehicles when they return from a call, and dries the moisture off the floors quickly, keeping them clean and safe
3,380 square feet
5/8" hePEX™ plus tubing
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18 loops total on three manifolds
12" on center
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