Infrared Images of the house

In the Southwest corner of the main room, you can see the radiant tubing in the walls and in the Wave. 

Here’s a closeup of the Wave.  The tubes were built into the framing and then drywall was shaped over them to provide a finished surface to paint.  Ceiling radiant heat works great, contrary to most people’s expectations. And it responds faster from a cold-startup.

Outside we can see the places where steel anchors were inserted in the walls during construction for lifting points to erect the walls. Note the outside wall temperature.  The orange dots are about 6 degrees warmer than the rest of the wall.

This wider view shows us the heat loss from the very efficient Serious windows and the front door.  Note the square of heat loss below the top of the tower.  This is due to a last minute design change for the tower that incorporated uninsulated parapet wall sections into a conditioned space.  That’s on our to-do list!

We’re using a new Fluke TiS thermal imager to show thermal values of the walls.

The south walls stays cool except for the orange dots. 

We used to be in the snowmelting business, so we included a small electric snowmelt circuit under the front steps. 

Looking to the east on the main floor, we see the radiant walls and celing along with the colder windows in the “Mexican Villa Room”.  This is the booth next to the kitchen.