You are here:

Radiant Floor Heating/new radiant system in New Mexico boiler water treatment


I am building a new house in new mexico and am considering radiant heat. I have  hard well water and would like to know what the best way would be to treat water for a boiler to avoid scale issues.

I used to live in Albuquerque and sold many boilers there years later after I moved back to the Midwest.

For areas with less-then-optimum water to fill our boiler we find a different source. Your local commercial water treatment people can help or you can use distilled water provided you flush, clean, flush and treat the distilled water before you commission any new boiler/radiant floor heating system.

I neglected my radiant floor and other hydronic heating systems heat transfer fluids, save the heated driveways that require careful control of the anti-freeze mixes, and regret that I did not apply the common knowledge used in commercial systems.

Luckily a residential oriented boiler chemical companies like Ferox and Sentinel have set me straight so every radiant heating system we design, and/or install is treated for improved thermal efficiency and lower component maintenance cost.  

Radiant Floor Heating

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Morgan M. Audetat


Radiant panel heating design, including floors and ceilings, European wall panels and snow melting for residential and light commercial buildings..............................................................-Master of Steam and Hot Water,City of Minneapolis....................................................--- Master Plumber, State of Minnesota...........


30 years..... Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association, former manufacturer of condensing boilers, former national distributor of radiant floor products, son and apprentice of mechanical & plumbing contractor. Current mechanical/plumbing contractor specializing in hydronic based, integrated HVAC systems. Radiant floor heating/cooling. Snow Melting. Condensing Boilers. Indirect water heaters. System design, consulting and technical training world-wide. Licensed contractor, designer, installer and consultant.

B.S. University WI 1981 CONTINUING EDUCATION: Viessmann Condensing boiler and Solar water heating certification 2010, N.D.S.U. Lead Worker RRP certification 2010, Knight condensing boiler certification 2009, Wrightsoft Manual J CAD certification 2009, RPA Designer & Installer Certification 2008, Nate Hydronic/Forced Air Certification 2008, Uponor/Wirsbo advanced design school certification 2007, Buderus Wall-hung certification 2007, Power Limited License (low voltage controls) 40 CE credits 2005, Basic Hydronic Certification IPEX & Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 1998, Charter Board Member - Radiant Panel Association 1994, Residential Off-Electric to Hydronic Conversion Heating School Canadian Hydronics Council 1994, B&G Little Red School House 1993, Rood Utilities (now Auburn Technical Institute) Oil Burner School 1993 ,Tekmar Controls residential and commercial 1993, Division Manager and Advanced Hydronic Seminar Instructor for the first Exclusively Hydronic Radiant Floor Distributor in the USA 1990, Hydronic Radiant Heating Association Workshop participant with Richard c. Bourne, PE spring 1988, Master Plumbing, Hydronic, Solar Course Red Rocks Community College 1987.

Awards and Honors
2009 System Showcase Award - Radiant Panel Association

©2017 All rights reserved.