Good Fellowship Ambulance Station
West Chester PA

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Good Fellowship Ambulance Station

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.

Perfect for Radiant

“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.”

Project Highlights

• Ambulance Company in West Chester, Penn.
• New facility features Uponor radiant heat
• Radiant provided energy-efficient comfort
• Helped melt snow and ice off vehicles
• Also dried moisture off the floors quickly

Project Data

• 3,380 square feet
• Concrete slab construction
• 5/8" Wirsbo hePEX™ tubing
• 5/8" Wirsbo hePEX™ tubing
• 12" on-center spacing
• 18 loops
• 3 manifolds
• 1 zone