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Subject:  Re: Radiant Heat System Date:  1/13/2004  12:25 PM
Author:  rsprang Number:  44550 of 137201

If the heat doesn't end up in the floor, where exactly does it go?

Mostly, it remains in the water, and simply doesn't get transferred to the air. So it uses less energy to reheat that water, but less useful energy is transferred to heat the room. A small amount of the energy is wasted heating the plastic itself and transition through the pipe walls, but it's a relatively insignificant amount.
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