My home has a hydronic heating system, with fully enclosed floor radiators. In one room, there is a radiator that runs the length of the room, on the outside wall which is about 20' long. In the center of this run, I want to install a set of french doors to the outside. In order to do so, I will have to have about 7 feet of that run diverted into the floor. So it will run down the wall, dive down into the floor on one side of the door, and then pop back up on the other side and continue on as it was.
Will losing this amount of radiator have a significant impact on its ability to heat the room in winter? This is Ohio and it's a west facing wall (windward side).
Some additional information, from comments:
- this is a hydronic baseboard setup, with louvers on them that can be closed to minimize the convection and thereby limit the amount of heating.
- the space where the door will go is already occupied by a window of greater width, but lesser height. In essence, this will replace one set of glass for another.