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Floor Heating Can Improve the Air Quality in Your Home - October 24, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

None of us are immune to the effects of dust and none of us live in a completely dust free environment.Youg woman sneezing

Unfortunately it accumulates over time and causes real problems to allergy sufferers.  Additionally, WebMD estimates that 20 million Americans are allergic to that pesky bug, the dust mite which doesn’t help matters. Evidently, they do their worst damage in the months of July and August due to the warmer weather. If you have carpeting, you potentially have a sweet vacation spot for these unwelcome guests.  You aren’t completely defenseless though.  Here are some actions recommend by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America that you can take this year to help minimize their effect on you and your family:

  • Clean bare floors often with a damp mop or cloth,
  • Vacuum carpets once or twice a week. Use a vacuum with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter,
  • Wash throw rugs in hot water,
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture such as sofas. Wood, leather, plaster, or metal furniture is better for dust allergies,
  • Replace drapes with roll-up window shades. If you must have curtains, wash them in hot water each season,
  • Get rid of stuffed animals, soft toys, and other dust collectors

 

Forced air systems don’t help matters. They actually rotate the air and traditional air filters do not capture everything. The dusty air winds up being circulated all around the house and thrown into the room for all to breathe. It also dries the air which further affects people with allergy conditions.  Warmup electric radiant floor heating helps fight allergies since the warmth emanates from the floor up without displacing any dust and provides a comfortable even heat that does not dry the air out.

Feel free to contact us for more information at 1-888-927-6333.

Golf Outing with Our Friends at Carroll Carpet One - September 17, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

 

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What could be better than enjoying a beautiful day that included mouthwatering steak and chicken meals with great drinks at the well-known Greasewood Flats Ranch in Carroll, IA?  Kicking off the day with a golf outing sponsored by our friends at Carroll Carpet One!  Warmup USA’s own CEO, Regis Verliefde, along with one of our regional sales managers, Keith Knorps, had the opportunity to team up with the owner of JP Flooring and show off their skills.  Thanks again to Todd and Randy Bierl, the owners of Carroll Carpet One for the great golf and food!

In the market for floor coverings?  Visit Carroll Carpet One by clicking here.

If you have questions regarding how to match the best under floor heating with a particular floor surface?  Feel free to visit us at www.warmup.com or speak with one of our knowledgeable staff by calling 1-888-927-6333.

Should I Choose a 120V or 240V Electric Floor Heating System? - August 6, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

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 As a rule of thumb, when you are heating an area over 130sq ft., you will likely use a 240v system(s). Why? Here is the reasoning behind this recommendation:

 

• 120v systems provide more options for covering smaller areas; similarly, 240v systems provide more options for larger areas. • As you will note on each flooring page, there is a product link where you can see the sizes available, their respective volts and the amount of amps each size will draw.

 

• Whether you are using one or several heating systems, each specially designed thermostat that will power them can handle 15amps max. Anything more than that and you need to purchase a an additional thermostat. • The 240v products use less amperage which might help if you have limited space/breakers in your electrical panel.

 

• 240v systems can also be used as a primary heating source. Therefore, if that is your goal, be sure to consider purchasing a 240v system.

 

The bottom line:  The more heating systems and thermostats you need to purchase will affect the total cost. If you tried to heat a large area with 120v systems, you would need more material and therefore more thermostats to power them. However, this voltage would be ideal for smaller areas. Click here to view loose wire sizes and specs.

 

 

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