Menu Close

Radiant Floor Heating

Home / HVAC Heating Edmonton / Radiant Floor Heating

Your Local Edmonton and Area Contractor for Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Systems

At RBA Mechanical, our Pros can repair or install a radiant floor heating system on any indoor surface using a natural gas heating boiler and heating tube.

If you have an existing hydronic radiant floor heating system, we provide maintenance and repairs on your boiler and equipment.  

Not to mention options to upgrade your radiant floor heating system to make it more efficient.  

Request repairs or service on your radiant floor heating system. 
Click here for hydronic heating services
Click here for boiler services

Call 780-474-7481

We can add a radiant floor heating system to any floor.

We install radiant floor heating systems in homes or businesses, for basement and garage floors, as well as shop floors and outdoor gazebos.

Tubing can be installed on existing flooring, in concrete, or under floors between the floor joists using heat transfer plates.

We use Uponor’s quick track panels as the actual subfloor. Wood flooring must be installed directly overtop of the concrete. The quick track panels are screwed to the wood flooring. Your desired floor covering is installed directly over the quick track panels.

For existing spaces that have existing concrete, but do not require a subfloor, then we can install the tubing directly on top of the existing concrete.


For installations, add-ons, or replacements, RBA Mechanical is your local source for hydronic radiant floor heating systems. Whether you have a residential or commercial project, we can install a floor heating system for you.

How does a radiant floor heating system work?

We install a thermostat for the heating space, and when that thermostat calls for heat, it fires up the boiler and the boiler control. The boiler heats the fluid in the piping system and the pump pushs the heated fluid through the tubing. The floors heat up and the radiant heating system heats the space.

under floor radiant heating

How is a radiant heating system installed?

For underfloor heating, we install heat transfer plates between the floor joists. Tubing is intalled in the heat transfer plates.

For concrete spaces such as garages, basements or shops, we install the tubing over top foam board insulation. The tubing is raised slightly so when concrete is poured, the tubing is imbedded in the concrete. This maximizes the energy used to heat your pad. This method allows for very high energy efficient operation.

With RBA Mechanical, you will get automatic floor heating, so no worries about forgetting to turn off that manual switch.  Our Pros have the years of wisdom to select the right high efficient equipment for your new install.  Including NTI heating boilers, Eco King Boilers,  Uponor premium snow melt tubing, and Tekmar heating controls.

We can install a brand new hydronic radiant heating system, or add a floor heating package to your existing hydronic heating system.

Manifolds for floor heating system

HePex Tubing and Manifolds

We use Uponor HePex or heatlink tubing and manifolds, or Viega manifolds for all our radiant floor heating systems.

Not only does Uponor tubing have 25 years limited warranty on their tubing, it is a flexible tubing. Which means that you can’t squash it and if it gets kinked, it can easly be reshaped.

The manifolds we use are valved with actuators. This means when routine maintenance is performed, the manifolds can be isolated without shutting down the whole system.

Installed snow melt

How the tubing is installed

The layout of the tubing is determined by the certified radiant heating designer. The tubing is installed in heat transfer plates or on rigid foam insulation in the pattern that will heat the indoor spaces.

At RBA Mechanical, for concrete floors, we raise the tubing slightly so it will be imbedded in the concrete for optimum efficient operation.

Tubing can be installed under different floor surfaces, such as carpet, tiles, linolium, concrete, etc.  
Floor heating systems can be installed for any indoor floor surface, including basements, garages, or any floor in the home or building.

The Boiler System

For the boiler system, we use a natural gas hot water heating boiler (hydronic boiler) to heat the fluid that flows throught the tubes. A pump is used to push the fluid through the tubing.

There is more then one type of boiler that can be used. For smaller systems such as a residential basement or garage, or a small shop floor, we prefer the Eco King boiler. These boilers have all the required components built in, which makes them best for small spaces. For spaces that have more room, or larger systems, the NTI boilers work great.

Your boiler can also be used to provide heat to a storage tank, for virtually unlimited domestic hot water. It replaces your water heater, so no more appliance to consume gas.

Operating the radiant floor heating system

The radiant floor system uses a thermostat. The control senses when heat is needed in the space. The control then kicks in and tells the boiler system to provide heat to the floor heating system. The control automatically shuts off when the desired temperature for the space is reached. With warm weather shut down, the system will not operate above a specific temperature.

The type of thermostats and controls used may vary depending on your heating needs. But we favour honeywell thermostats and Tekmar boiler controls. They come with standard operating functions, fully programmable, or with the full wifi capability.

the snow melt design

The radiant heating Design is the backbone of your hydronic radiant heating system.

  • How much tubing do you need? What size?
  • What size of manifolds do you need?
  • How is the tubing layed out? in what pattern?
  • What size of boiler is required?

These are all the questions answered when the Design is completed by a certified Hydronic Heating Designer. The fee for this ranges, based on the size of the project, but when you choose RBA Mechanical, your design fee is 100% refundable.

Why have the radiant heating system designed by a certified hydronic designer?

  • The tubing is installed in under or in the floor or concrete. You want it done right, the first time.
  • You want to make sure there is enough tubing to actually heat the spaces to the required temperature.
  • Using tubing to heat a floor space requires science. The designer knows the correct pattern and layout needed to heat the floors safely.
  • The design provides the informantion needed to size the boiler system correctly.

It’s the law. The design ensures your hydronic radiant heating system meets all Safety Code Regulations and Standards.

Any hydronic heating system that is vulnerable to the cold weather, must have freeze protection installed. Which means, that radiant heating systems in garages or shops, must contain freeze protection. It is also highly recommended to protect your floor investment with freeze protection in the home.

This is accomplished using heat transfer glycol. NOT the antifreeze for your car.

The heat transfer glycol protects all the piping and the tubing that is located in the floor from freezing when the temparture gets to the freezing point. For example, in Edmonton & area, we design for -30 C. This means the fluid in the tubing will not freeze.

For more information on the hydronic fluid, visit our page here.

sitting on warm heated floors

So how do you get your own radiant floor heating system?

Adding a hydronic floor heating system is easy. You determine on what surface and which spaces you want floor heating. You contact RBA Mechanical for your budget quote. Once you approve your budget quote, you have your radiant heating design completed with the final quoted cost. Then your new radiant heating system is installed.

So What does it cost to get a hydronic radiant heating system?

It costs no more then buying a new car. The size, model & the bells & whistles you get, depends on the price you pay.

Here at RBA Mechanical, we divide a hydronic floor heating system into two (2) stages so your radiant heating system can be installed all at once, or only one stage at a time. Or even one floor at a time.

  • the floor heating system itself (or rough-in stage) consists of the heat transfer plates, tubing, insulation, and manifolds.
  • the boiler system consists of the boiler, the safety & operating components, the thermostats & controls, and the freeze protection.

Budget Cost Samples for a floor space of 1000 sq ft, installed by RBA Mechanical:

  • The radiant design fee would be $250.00, 100% refundable
  • The floor heating system with boiler system, may run about $14,000 all depending on the bells & whistles you want. This is not a /sq ft price. Radiant heating systems are customized to you, your budget, and your desired comfort level.

Prices listed are guidelines only. Product availability, inflation, and other such factors may influence prices as listed.

Say yes to your new hydronic floor heating system!

At RBA Mechanical, we have compiled different options that are available to you in order to get your own hydronic radiant floor heating system.

  • We can install the whole system for you all at once.
  • We can install just the tubing (rough-in) for now, and the boiler system later on.
  • You can have only specific floors done at once.
  • We also have DIY options available.

When you choose RBA Mechanical for your radiant floor heating system, we have DIY and various discount options that can help lower that installation cost.

Some sample discounts may include:

  • homeowner supplies the insulation
  • homeowner assists with floor heating installation, depending on the homeowner capabilities
  • purchase of all the materials at the same time, when quote is accepted (10% discount)
  • make payments through e-transfer or direct deposit (2% discount)

DIY-e

Are you a DIY Expert?
The return of our full DIY installation packages are coming soon. Whether you are a local expert, or from a remote area, you can still get your radiant floor heating system from RBA Mechanical.

Contact us to learn more about our DIY-e hydronic floor heating packages

or Call 780-474-7481

View our Projects


RBA Mechanical Inc has been in operation for over 20 years. 
We have full WCB employee coverage in good standing, and full liability insurance.

Our Technical Qualifications:
  • Journeyman Masters Degree
  • Journeyman Class A Gasfitter (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Journeyman Plumber (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Cross Connection Control Tester
  • Cross Connection Control Device Repair Technician
  • Member of the Canadian Hydronics Council for Hydronic Installer

For heavy commercial & industrial plants:

  • OSSA Elevated Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • SCBA Certified
Our Qualifications
RBA Mechanical Inc has been in operation for over 20 years. 
We have full WCB employee coverage in good standing, and full liability insurance.

Our Technical Qualifications:
  • Journeyman Masters Degree
  • Journeyman Class A Gasfitter (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Journeyman Plumber (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Cross Connection Control Tester
  • Cross Connection Control Device Repair Technician
  • Member of the Canadian Hydronics Council for Hydronic Installer

For heavy commercial & industrial plants:

  • OSSA Elevated Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • SCBA Certified

Our Qualifications
Our Safety Program
RBA Mechanical has been using a safety program since it's development in 1998. The use of our program by all our employees has shown to be very effective, as we have had no health or safety claims in our 20 year history.

NOTE: this edition has been updated to include our new "Public Health" safety policy.

Click here to view.
RBA Mechanical has been using a safety program since it's development in 1998. The use of our program by all our employees has shown to be very effective, as we have had no health or safety claims in our 20 year history.

NOTE: this edition has been updated to include our new "Public Health" safety policy.

Click here to view.

Our Safety Program
Site Map

Posts





Site Map

Posts





Our store is dedicated to supporting local, so everything listed in our store is available to Sherwood Park and Edmonton locations only. Contact us for an estimate, if you are located outside these areas.

Discounts and coupons cannot be combined on a single purchase or invoice.

All equipment must be fully accessible.

You will be contacted to book your appointment within 24 hours.

  • All service work is completed by a qualified Journeyman.
  • We follow all COVID 19 rules & regulations to ensure your health and safety.
  • We remove all our packaging & debris from work site.
  • All work will be completed as specified in your service description.
  • When work is completed, you will receive your official invoice with full service description, for your records.
  • All prices are based on flat rate pricing with NO hidden fees. See Additional Fees for exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have placed your order, there is no cancellation of service.
If you have a question regarding a product, service, or availability, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.

Payments

  • Credit card payments - we accept all major credit cards online through the Stripe platform.  
  • We also accept G Pay and Apple Pay payments online or through your invoice.
  • Po / invoice payments - you must hold an established Account with RBA Mechanical. 

Warranty

Our service warranty is 90 days on workmanship. All parts & equipment is based on Manufacturers’ warranty policies and may range between 6 months or 1 year. If you have questions regarding a product warranty, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.

Testing or examination services: Testing & examinations are based on the time of test or examination, and there is no warranty implied on such services.

Backflow device repair warranty is limited & is based on causes or conditions.

Additional Fees

If any of the following conditions apply, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order to book an on-site survey.

  • If any equipment or part is unaccessible, hidden, or is difficult access.
  • If holes may be required through concrete or cinder block, concrete coring may be required.
  • If equipment is higher then 10 ft from floor level, a scissor lift may be required. 
  • If equipment is in a mobile home, additional fees may apply.

Onsite conditions that may involve additional fees:

  • AC Service / Leak detection: Access ports / valves. Central air conditioners & roof top units come with access ports / valves, if they are missing, additional fees to install access ports / valves will be required.
  • Any hidden or unforeseen conditions that hinder a repair or installation.

Service Terms and Conditions

Our store is dedicated to supporting local, so everything listed in our store is available to Sherwood Park and Edmonton locations only. Contact us for an estimate, if you are located outside these areas.

Discounts and coupons cannot be combined on any one purchase invoice.

All equipment must be fully accessible.

You will be contacted to book your appointment within 2 business days.

  • All service work is completed by a qualified Journeyman.
  • We follow all COVID 19 rules & regulations to ensure your health and safety.
  • We remove all our packaging & debris from work site.
  • All work will be completed as specified in your service description.
  • When work is completed, you will receive your official invoice with full service description, for your records.
  • All prices are based on flat rate pricing with NO hidden fees. See Additional Fees for exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have placed your order, there is no cancellation of service.
If you have a question regarding a product, service, or availability, please contact us PRI OR to placing your order.

Payments

  • Credit card payments - we accept all major credit cards online through the Stripe platform.  We accept visa and master card payments over the phone.
  • Online E-Transfer payments - an email address for automatic deposit will be provided to you.
  • We also accept G Pay and Apple Pay payments online or through your invoice.
  • Po / invoice payments - you must hold an established Account with RBA Mechanical. All 1st time clients are required to pay by credit card or e-transfer payments.

Warranty

Our service warranty is 90 days on workmanship. All parts & equipment is based on Manufacturers’ warranty policies and may range between 6 months or 1 year. If you have questions regarding a product warranty, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.

Testing or examination services: Testing & examinations are based on the time of test or examination, and there is no warranty implied on such services.

Backflow device repair warranty is limited & is based on causes or conditions.

Additional Fees

If any of the following conditions apply, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order to book an on-site survey.

  • If any equipment or part is unaccessible, hidden, or is difficult access.
  • If holes may be required through concrete or cinder block, concrete coring may be required.
  • If equipment is higher then 10 ft from floor level, a scissor lift may be required. 
  • If equipment is in a mobile home, additional fees may apply.

Onsite conditions that may involve additional fees:

  • AC Service / Leak detection: Access ports / valves. Central air conditioners & roof top units come with access ports / valves, if they are missing, additional fees to install access ports / valves will be required.
  • Any hidden or unforeseen conditions that hinder a repair or installation.

Terms
Click on a date to open the newsletter in a new window.

Don't forget to subscribe before you leave!

Newsletter Archives
Click on a date to open the newsletter in a new window.

Don't forget to subscribe before you leave!

Newsletter Archives
Give $50 Get $50
Refer someone you know and when they make a purchase, you will both be rewarded with up to $50 off your next service.

Step 1 - Refer a Friend
Step 2 - Friend becomes a Customer
Step 3 - You get the discount too

Give $50 Get $50
Refer someone you know and when they make a purchase, you will both be rewarded with up to $50 off your next service.

Step 1 - Refer a Friend
Step 2 - Friend becomes a Customer
Step 3 - You get the discount too

Call Now Button