Created 03/05/2023 at 03:49 AM

Radiant heating systems have become increasingly popular among homeowners, thanks to their ability to provide comfortable, even heat throughout a home. However, like all heating systems, radiant heating systems can become less efficient over time as they struggle to maintain the desired temperature in your home. One solution to this problem is outdoor reset.

What is Outdoor Reset?

Outdoor reset is a technology that allows your radiant heating system to adjust the water temperature in your pipes based on the outdoor temperature. This means that on warmer days, the system will deliver cooler water to your floors, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat your home. On colder days, the system will deliver hotter water to your floors, ensuring that your home stays warm and comfortable.

How Does Outdoor Reset Work?

Outdoor reset works by using a sensor to measure the outdoor temperature and adjust the water temperature in your radiant heating system accordingly. The sensor is typically installed outside, near the boiler or other heating equipment, and is connected to a controller that can adjust the water temperature.

The controller will use the outdoor temperature to determine the ideal water temperature for your radiant heating system. This information is then sent to the boiler or other heating equipment, which will adjust the water temperature accordingly.

Benefits of Outdoor Reset

There are several benefits to using outdoor reset with your radiant heating system:

  1. Improved Efficiency: By adjusting the water temperature based on the outdoor temperature, your radiant heating system will use less energy to heat your home, improving its efficiency and reducing your energy bills.

  2. Increased Comfort: Because outdoor reset ensures that your home is always at the ideal temperature, you'll enjoy greater comfort and a more even heat throughout your home.

  3. Longer Equipment Life: By reducing the workload on your heating equipment, outdoor reset can help extend the life of your system, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.


If you're looking for an efficient and effective way to heat your home, consider adding outdoor reset to your radiant heating system. This technology can help improve the efficiency of your system, increase your comfort, and extend the life of your heating equipment. Contact a professional HVAC contractor to learn more about outdoor reset and how it can benefit your home.