Why should I choose the ThermaQuiet over other options in the marketplace?
ThermaQuiet units offer complete application flexibility and use the comforts of hydronics for heat distribution. ThermaQuiet units operate at premium efficiencies and are designed for today's ultra high efficiency condensing boilers which perform best at low water temperatures. ThermaQuiet units can be located in any room of the house providing instant comfort at the touch of a button.
How do ThermaQuiet units operate so efficiently?
ThermaQuiet units are designed to provide optimum heat outputs at reduced water temperatures. Today's residential and light commercial boiler market is dominated by modulating condensing boilers which operate at peak performance when supply water temperatures are reduced from the traditional 180º to approximately 140º which results in return water temperatures below the dew point.
What are the benefits of using EC motors in the ThermaQuiet?
EC fan technology is considered the latest energy efficient improvement in fan-driven product offerings.
EC fans are brushless DC motors that operate on average 30% more efficiently than their traditional counterparts. They do this through the use of magnetic fields rather than copper windings and through the use of modern electronics which contribute to an overall more efficient operation process.
How are the fan speeds determined on an installed ThermaQuiet unit?
Fan speeds are chosen based on temperature. The unit will run the majority of the time on low speed. If the temperature differential between the room and the set-point is more than 2.7º the unit will switch to medium until which time the room temperature and set-point are brought within tolerance (less than 2.7º) at this time it will switch back to low speed.
What is the "Boost" function on the ThermaQuiet?
"Boost" allows a homeowner to increase the fan speed over set-point for a period of 20 minutes for an "Insta-Heat" effect by essentially increasing the output of the ThermaQuiet. After 20 minutes of "Boost" operation the ThermaQuiet will revert back to normal set-point operation. This is a perfect option for foyers, mudrooms and bathrooms.
What makes Synergy Low Temperature Baseboard different from my current baseboard?
Synergy baseboard is specially designed for use with today's modulating condensing boilers. Synergy baseboard provides increased outputs over standard baseboard using reduced supply water temperatures. Reducing supply and return water temperatures to levels consistent with condensing boilers allows hydronic heating systems to perform at their peak.
Standard baseboard installations use 180º supply water which puts even the highest efficiency condensing boilers in the mid to upper 80% for performance efficiencies.
Lowering the supply water temperature to 140º while still providing similar outputs allows boilers to operate at their maximum condensing efficiencies of over 92% saving considerable energy dollars and maximizing your investment.
Are there any special considerations to be aware of when installing Synergy Low Temperature Baseboard?
Absolutely not. Synergy Low Temperature Baseboard is designed to be installed just like traditional baseboard. No extra piping, no special tools...nothing extra.
Please see our brief installation video for our Elegance Baseboard as a reference.
DesignLine recommends that all of our high efficiency products be installed by a licensed professional.
Synergy Low Temperature Baseboard or Radiant?
Synergy Low Temperature Baseboard offers the benefits of radiant flooring and ceilings at a fraction of the cost.
Synergy allows full utilization of your modulating condensing boiler with a much simpler install. No major renovations, no floors to tear up, no ceilings to patch...just a simple aesthetically pleasing wall installation and you will see the energy savings in increased boiler performance immediately.
Is Elegance Baseboard really that durable?
Absolutely. Elegance Baseboard is engineered specifically for durability while keeping a truly attractive appearance. Made of corrosion resistant extruded aluminum Elegance Baseboard is rustproof and essentially bullet proof.
Elegance Baseboard can withstand the weight of a 150lb man standing on top of it!
Simply put...Elegance Baseboard is the perfect product for all high traffic areas, especially bathrooms and kitchens. Buy it once and never worry about damaged enclosures; or the sanding/repainting of bathroom units ever again.
Can I purchase DesignLine's high efficiency offerings online?
Only the Elegance Baseboard is available for purchase through our website.
All other products are solely distributed through HVAC contractors and distributors nationally.
DesignLine recommends that all of its high efficiency products be installed by licensed HVAC professionals.