Contrary to the opinion that the radiator dries the air more than a warm floor – answer: no. And not just rely on the subjective feeling of being in areas with different heat sources. The main argument is that the heat sink temperature is higher than the warm floor and so it dries the air – not true. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in it. As we know, water can evaporate as well as to condense, so the indoors of moisture does not depend on the heat source (in this case), but only from the air (ventilation) and water vapor permeability walling. But the concentration of vapor in each case is different. Do radiators, it is different from the wall to the center of the room and even more so, from the radiator to the center. The most active molecule of water on the radiator in the center they are larger and less mobile. Therefore, the concentration of moisture in the air is different. (Take for a height of 1.5-2m)
In floor heating and more uniform concentration of water molecules are active throughout the entire volume of the room. Given this, the total vapor pressure in the room, with heated floors, higher than the radiator, which means the loss of moisture through the walls and ventilation more. In conjunction with ventilation air into the room with a warm floor drier. And this is a disadvantage for furniture made of wood, leather and us humans. Recommended humidity in a room of about 55%. And in a room with a radiator, it is easier to maintain humidity. Therefore, the idea of ??the steam generator to warm the floor, you will visit soon.
We will not discuss, from where it comes from. But it attracts and holds dust, electrostatic voltage on the surface of objects. It’s all synthetic and painted surfaces. In the field of heating (See Finishing the floor) used materials do not hold dust. This is a great advantage with good ventilation but not least a big disadvantage in the natural or no ventilation. Dust is easily removed from the surface than in the air. In the field of heat efficiency of wet cleaning is much lower. This is due to the fact that water evaporates quickly. And with wet cleaning, it is the surface tension of water and should “pull” and how-to “glue” the dust of the floor surface, which would remove it on the second pass a damp cloth. At a short period of time efficiency drops to 10 times.
Also, the warm dust field land, and therefore lighter. Warm air rises from all over the floor surface and the concentration of dust in the air higher than the radiator. The argument that the movement of air over the radiator longer, and hence the more it raises dust, does not hold water. As I mentioned, dust, electrostatic voltage and keeps the heatsink without the fan is not able to lift the dust from all over the floor area that can not be said about the warm box. What is important is not the velocity of the dust, and its concentration in the air.
Here we must pay tribute to the warm floor. With drafts he fights much better. That stream of warm air, aspiring to the floor, throws light not visible to you and me a draft, causing many unpleasant diseases. The overall winner in this category. Indisputable advantage if you have no door sills.
Here, several aspects of touch. Be on the field of heat for several hours not only comfortable, but also bad for health, and some are contraindicated. Patients veins (varicose veins), differential pressure (hypertension), asthma and allergies, not a complete list of contraindications.
After a hard day’s work when the legs “buzz”, swollen by the warm floor you will not get relief. Add to that our bodies get used to warm the floor. After all, no hothouse conditions are beneficial, for both children and adults.
About the children should be treated separately. Over the years, the circulation of people is deteriorating, we become less mobile, and we need a higher temperature for comfort. In children, the opposite. Being closer to the warm floor and in constant motion, with their good circulation they are not comfortable with (the lower, the higher the temperature). They sweat, become listless, tire easily, somnolence, but you can not explain what is happening to them so they do not understand this.
The choice, of course, is yours. And if you come to mind, many of the disadvantages can be turned into advantages. Perfect solution is for the warm floor of rooms: All rooms in the basement with ventilation, swimming pools, toilets, hallways, common living rooms, utility rooms, garage and even a sauna, steam room.
Some disadvantages are deprived of a comfortable floor. In conjunction with radiators or air heated, they create a soft and flexible atmosphere in the room. These integrated solutions are more expensive and certainly not everyone can afford it. Therefore, making a choice between two evils, choose the lesser.