We are frequently asked the question, "What is the cost
per square foot?" This is a question that can not be
answered accurately. Every job is different! Two identical
houses with the same floor plans can have a different
type of radiant heating system engineered or installed.
In order to give a proper estimate, we must review the
plan's design and the engineered layout of the heat
loss for your home. To do this, we must have the following
If anyone offers you a square foot price without obtaining
this information first, we strongly suggest that you
stay away from them. You may find out that you were
grossly overcharged, and did not obtain the best possible,
value-engineered radiant heating system for your money
and your home. Even worse, you could possiblyhave been
undercharged, leaving you with an improperly designed,
installed, and ineffective radiant heating system because
the contractor had to cut corners, or use inferior products
to maintain his profit.
- A proper set of true-scale blue prints, or blue prints
with precise dimensions, cross section views with ceiling
heights for each room, and elevation views of the basement
if you plan on installing radiant heat in the basement.
- The blue print must provide a door and window schedule
with sizes and dimensions of each door and window, and
the U value or R value of each door and window.
- The blue print must show any fire places or gas log
- The blue print must show insulation R values being
used. You must adhere to them for your system to work
- The finish flooring schedule for each room in the
house. We need to know the type of finished floor R
values for each room so we know we are giving you the
proper heating loss for that room.
If you want us to design your system for you, we can.
We charge a fee for this estimate, but it's a small
investment on your part to know that you are getting
a properly designed and engineered system. We will then
supply you with the following:
If you award us the contract to build your Radiant Heating
system, we will, in return, give you back the estimate
fee in cash.
- Heat loss report
- Radiant heating design report
- Loop mapping schedule
- Radiant panel report
- Materials list
- Quotation to complete the job
Gronski Plumbing & Heating can install your system
for you or consult with your installer.
If you would like to do the job yourself or if you
have another installer in mind, let us design the system
for you. The design is the most important part of your
radiant heating system.
We can also offer consultation during the installation
phase, as long as you are in Rhode Island or Southeastern
Massachusetts. We charge for this service, but you will
have the satisfaction of knowing that the system we
design for you will provide you with the comfort and
savings you are looking for. (Of course, our standards
and methods of installation must be strictly maintained
and adhered to according to the design we provide you
with, and the materials we recommend must be used.)