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Radiant Cooling – Part 2

Typical radiant cooling installation methods. Image courtesy Uponor

One of the most common questions asked about radiant cooling is “How do you deal with humidity in the air and the potential for condensation on the slab?” This probably leads to the most angst and uncertainty with engineers thinking about water damage, mould and safety issues. While this is an extremely critical design issue, it is one that is easily overcome with good design and controls.

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Radiant Cooling – Part 1

Most heating professions are very familiar with the principals of radiant floor heating systems and how they work. These systems have become an accepted part of the HVAC offering of many engineers and contractors, as they have proven to offer customers comfortable, efficient, healthy and quiet heating systems. Ask many of those same engineers and contractors about radiant cooling systems and you will probably get a mix of confusion, fear of the unknown and dismissal.

Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg, MB, is a well-known application of radiant cooling.

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Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

What is it?

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A separate unit dedicated to the management of outdoor air quality.

Outdoor air is a necessary component of any well designed HVAC system. In many climates however the air outside is either so full of moisture or so contaminated that bringing it into a building can create problems for a building’s occupants and contents.

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