To continue our report from 11/12/07, the hydronic heating system is a collection of continuous polyethylene tubing, layed out under the floor of each of the living units on the second level or the East Crescent complex.
Contractor Ted White worked with Arcosanti Utilities manager Scott Riley, and utilities team on the connection of the system to it’s heating source.
The coils are filled with circulating water connected to a new heat-exchanging, 120-gallon indirect water heater. This water heater works in conjunction with a high efficiency modulating (condensing) boiler control module.
This system will be used for both domestic water and the hydronic floor heating system.
Floors will be kept at a steady 64 degrees.
The official completion of the system was celebrated with a lively reception at the new boiler room.