“The First” homeowner to choose radiant cooling
Los Gatos, CA (USA)
Single Family House
2012 (job completed in Apr 2014)
Beautiful and exclusive custom home in the Los Gatos area blending the ultimate in contemporary luxury and simplicity with old world charm.
Jon was “the first” homeowner in the North America to choose a Messana radiant cooling and heating system, back in 2012. He was definitely open to new green technology, and he carefully evaluated all other available solutions. He had a chance to directly meet with Roberto Messana during one of his first visits in the US, and discuss directly with him his project. Finally, he chose Ray Magic technology for his new home.
Jon became a great customer and good advocate of radiant cooling technology to the point that he decided to buy a thermal camera so that he can proudly show his guests what is behind the drywall and educate them on this well executed radiant cooling project.
I have never been a fan of forced air systems due to noise, blowing of dust and the general inefficiency and uncomfortable feeling of air blowing to heat or cool a house. We had warm floors throughout our previous home but had to have a forced air conditioning system for cooling. Multiple systems made it more complicated to install especially since we had an integrated control system. We wanted to maximize the space in this new home and also have the ceilings follow the roofline. We did not want soffits for forced air system pipes and so when we heard about the Messana solution not only did it make complete sense to me from a scientific perspective it allowed us to make the home architecturally just the way we wanted. We have lived with the system in cooling mode for a complete summer and it is unbelievable. The temperature of the house is very stable and just feels incredibly comfortable. The team from whom we purchased the system and the guys that installed it were fantastic...Jon LambertHomeowner
Greg CrossMechanical Contractor, Solar Radiant Solution, Santa Cruz CA