When Edward Ugrin, a mechanical engineer, was constructing his dream home, he knew he had to have an efficient radiant heating system to keep his house comfortable. He chose Uponor PEX after a conversation he had with a colleague.


The Ugrin family lives in Headingley, Man. — a suburb of Winnipeg — and their winters are no joke. Spring, summer and autumn merely pass by, but winter in Winnipeg is always there to stay. Did you know Winnipeg structures only have to worry about cooling 2% of the year? Now that’s cold.


Why did Ugrin choose an Uponor PEX radiant floor heating system and PEX plumbing system?


Uponor PEX pipe’s reliable freeze-resistance

The flexibility of PEX enables it to expand up to three times the piping’s diameter, making it more freeze-damage resistant. And that’s a characteristic Canadians know they can’t overlook.

Uponor Design Services is an invaluable partner

The Ugrin residence is an 8,000-square-foot (745-square-meter) home. With such a large and unique space, Ugrin worked closely with Uponor Design Services to help optimize the installation to save the team money and time.


Uponor was the first to bring PEX radiant floor heating to North America more than 40 years ago. Today, Uponor radiant floor heating systems are bringing the energy-efficient luxury of radiant floor heating to the masses for a simple, affordable solution to home comfort — whether it’s an 8,000- or 800-square-foot home.


For the complete story with technical details, read the Uponor case study.