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Energy Savings With Legalett
LOWER ROOM TEMPERATURE SETTING
Room temperature can be lowered by up to 3°C (5°F)
while maintaining the same level of comfort.
SUPERIOR BELOW-SLAB INSULATION LEVELS
The R-value the LEGALETT System’s underslab insulation
decreases the energy loss to the ground by 50% compared to
a traditional slab on grade.
OFF-PEAK ENERGY STORAGE
The LEGALETT foundation can be used to store energy. Reduced
energy costs during off-peak periods can be exploited to store
heat in the slab. This inexpensive heat is then released during
peak periods (daytime).
PASSIVE SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE
During the winter, a properly designed home will allow the
sun to shine on the LEGALETT Floor. The LEGALETT floor will
absorb this energy (keeping the air temperature from rising
excessively), and release it later on demand, reducing the
energy that must be purchased.
REDUCED HEAT LOSS THOUGH THE CEILING
Temperature stratification is close to ideal. The air temperature
at the ceiling is lower than the floor, reducing the heat
loss through the ceiling.
USE OF THERMAL MASS TO BRIDGE ENERGY SPIKES
LEGALETT’s ability to store energy in the slab and then
instantly release or absorb additional energy as required
allows the heating (and cooling) system to be sized very close
to the average demand. Heating equipment that is sized close
to the demand operates much more efficiently than heating
(or cooling) equipment that is oversized.
LEGALETT’s use of zone control, thermal mass,
insulation and radiant heat, make LEGALETT the most efficient
heating system on the market today.