My radiant heating system takes a very long time to heat the house. Is there a way to speed up the process?

My radiant heating system takes a very long time to heat the house. Is there a way to speed up the process?

My radiant heating system takes a very long time to heat the house. Is there a way to speed up the process?

I bought a weekend house last fall with radiant heat and mostly wide-plank pine wood floors. To save energy in the winter I turn the heat down to 45-50 degrees when I leave on Sunday night. I turn the heat back up on Friday evenings but it can take over 24 hours just to get back to 60 degrees. Once the house has warmed up the system is fine. The house is new (less than 10 years old) and well-insulated. I’ve gone into the basement and felt the hot water running through the system within minutes of turning it on.

I don’t think there is a way to speed the process. How about an programable thermostat to turn the heat up on Thursday nights.

There are even some, depending on your situation that you can program over the web or the phone. Here is one for $67!
http://www.smarthome.com/300601.html

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