Q&A with the builder
Q. What is the major benefit of using hydronic radiant heating for agricultural applications?
A. The benefits of using hydronic heating for agricultural applications, specifically poultry barns, is that hydronic heating provides lower humidity levels, lowers CO levels and in turn equals better health for the birds.
Q. Why did you choose Amvic’s Ampex Insulated Pex Panel?
A. We have used other PEX panels before but the Ampex panel by Amvic is easy to install, and it is easier to walk in the tubing, especially since poultry barns are fairly large. We also like that the panels are sturdy which allows the concrete guys to work on the panels after it is laid without causing any damages.
“We are Gleeson Plumbing Inc., a local plumbing services company specializing in hydronic heat for poultry barns. We use hydronic heat for poultry barns because it is beneficial in this application to heat closer to the ground where the chickens are, allowing a consistent temperature in the space its most needed, without needing to heat the entire room. Hydronic heat is also healthier for the birds which in turn provides a better quality chicken. With the Ampex Insulated Pex Panel, owners can also reduce the amount of poultry bedding required on the interior floor of the barn. Hydronic heating lowers the operating cost and provides a better return on the growth and sale of the chickens.
We were able to walk in the piping for this particular 440′ x 60′ barn in efficient time and we were able to have other trades walk on the laid panels without effecting the already installed tubing, or the panels itself. Overall this was a great project and we look forward to using the Ampex panel in future poultry barns.”
– Brandon Gleeson, Gleeson Plumbing Inc
- Speed and ease of installation
- Eliminates breakage and replacement
- Less labor required
- Significantly lower operational costs
- Customers confident in their investment
- Healthier living for livestock
With the Ampex Insulated Pex Panel, owners can reduce the amount of poultry bedding required on the interior floor of the barn. Hydronic heating lowers the operating cost and provides a better return on the growth and sale of the chickens.— Brandon Gleeson, Gleeson Plumbing Inc
- Project Name
- Hubert Poultry Barn
- Project Type
- Drayton, Ontario
- 26,400 sq. ft.
- 1 Storey
- Gleeson Plumbing Inc.
- Product(s) Used
- Ampex Panel for Hydronic Radiant Heating