Warmup Radiant Heating Blog
Heating efficiency is not so much about the cost of the power supply (fuel, gas, electric) but more about the efficiency of the device, and the reduction of heat loss. The most efficient furnace with the cheapest gas price will never work effectively if the windows are old and drafty. The same goes for electric floor heating systems, where concrete subfloors can have a very negative effect on efficiency for example.
Below is clear and unequivocal data from our own IEC certified CUBE research center in Germany.
Because Warmup is supplied with optional insulation boards, it performs the job promptly and cost-efficiently. Warmup is the only company providing highly efficient, ¼” insulation boards for electric floor heating. Unlike some systems available on the market today, it is not a costly luxury, but rather a highly efficient and stable heat source.
Here are the results of the heating efficiency tests* we performed:
- In a bathroom heated with Warmup products, the floor temperature rises 20 degrees in 60 minutes. Systems from the competition only show a 8-degree rise.
- Even from a frigid 59 degrees, the floor temperature reaches 80 degrees in 64 minutes with Warmup. On the other hand, after 5 hours of testing, the competitors’ products barely reach 77 degrees.
- It only costs $0.05** for Warmup to get to these comfortable temperatures. The competition has you spend $0.20**.
- Conclusion: Warmup is 71% more cost-effectivethan the nearest competitor!
We all know that, over time, this counts. Imagine heating your sunroom, your living room, or the whole basement. The average return on investment of the Warmup insulation boards is 1.7 to 2.1 years***. In the construction industry, and in your home, this is a very wise investment.
We didn’t just perform the above tests. We also measured Warmup heating efficiency under carpet and laminate, with various settings and changing conditions. Getting to a comfortable 80º F was achieved promptly and efficiently, 3 hours faster than the competition.
So remember that Warmup is your trusted source for real answers to real problems. We are the exclusive provider of extruded polystyrene insulation boards for the radiant heating industry. Components carry the Energy Star label. No wonder Warmup is the world’s best-selling electric floor heating brand.
*Test conditions: Heat a basement bathroom over concrete, under ceramic tile. Outdoor temperature of 50 degrees, slab temperature of 59 degrees.
**$0.12 national average electrical rate.
***Including thinset, materials and labor, Warmup insulation boards cost $100 in a 60sqft bathroom and about $400 in a 200sqft kitchen.
We are very excited to be featured on TV in the second episode of Bath Crashers‘ 5th season!
The DIY Network hit remodeling show focuses on Matt Muenster who literally ”crashes” and “trashes” bathrooms in need of remodeling, to turn them into magnificent and functional living spaces. In the Vegas Inspired Luxe episode, Matt finds another challenge with this beaten family bathroom and decides to transform it into a luxurious room worthy of any Vegas resort hotels.
Our Foil heating mats were chosen to heat the sumptuous wooden floor chosen for the Vegas-inspired bathroom. And our very own CEO Regis Verliefde was interviewed about the highly innovative 3iE floor heating thermostat.
Isn't he cute?
If you didn’t get a chance to catch this very entertaining episode on the DIY Network, have a look at the reruns schedule below. And keep posted for the showing dates on HGTV!
- June 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM e/p
- July 06, 2012 at 2:00 PM e/p
Please leave a comment to let us know what you thought of the episode!
Today, we would like to introduce you to one of our partners:
Coast Tile & Marble Supply is Southern New Jersey’s leading supplier of ceramic, porcelain & glass tile as well as hardwood floors and custom marble & granite projects. They are dedicated to helping customers beautify their home while adding to their home’s value.
It all started in 1965 when Joe Eisele Jr. opened Coast Tile and Marble Supply to provide the public, as well as contractors, a local source for all their tile needs. Over time all of Joe’s sons came to work with their father. Now, the third generation of the Eisele family is in the ceramic tile business continuing to treat customers like family and friends. This concern for customer’s needs and attention to detail are just two of the reasons Coast Tile has continued to grow.
If your decorating needs include tile, marble, hardwood or some other custom project you can count on Coast Tile and Marble Supply’s staff to help you and guide you to the product that best suits your need. Whether you are in the design phase or are planning to remodel, their knowledgeable and friendly staff is at your service. You’ll also find Warmup floor heating products to make your kitchen or bathroom even more comfortable and luxurious.
So take advantage of years of expertise and let them “Make Your Decorating Dreams Come True”.
Visit their website for contact details and information and browse their gallery page for some inspiration!
And next time you go to the store, please say Warmup sent you !
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