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Radiant Design & Supply, Inc.
Becky Shankle and others interested in researching radiant floor heating, feel free to contact Radiant Engineering and see the information available on our website and youtube channel. ThermoFin C is for retrofitting between joists under a floor. ThermoFin U is for installation with a new finished floor over it. We are in Montana (it was -30 below zero this morning) and have decades of experience custom designing radiant heating systems for cold climates, including solar energy systems and snow melt systems where appropriate.
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Quantum Windows & Doors
Eastern Washington State can get COLD! Brilliant design that incorporates high-end windows & doors can make all the difference:
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Add an airlock to your winter entrance so you don't lose your heat from inside to outside your house. Homes in a winter environment also require a large mudroom due to the multiple different seasons of clothing and footwear along with winter sports. Have a garage attached to the home. Lay heat coils under the driveway material so the driveway can be defrosted with the flick of a switch. Have a generator hardwired into you whole electrical system. Start with very good windows in place. Mine are new with two pane and air between and still frost on the inside when it goes below -5 degrees. Have some heat source in the basement if you have one. Prepare for the inevitable-very low temps, power outages, and snow loads around the house. (Make sure you put your downstairs screens up or take them off so the snow doesn't push them in.) I see lots of small house designs for living in the south but we need more realistic plans for winter life 8 months a year. Maine Living!

   

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