We’ve been talking about floor heating efficiency for a while on this blog and we’re not the only one. We found very interesting this article from Earth Talk, which is the Questions & Answers panel of The Environment Magazine.
The article deals is a reply to our their readers:
“Dear EarthTalk: How energy efficient (and comfortable) is underfloor heating, sometimes known as radiant heating? — Marcy Dell, Boston, MA”
Well their answer is simple and clear:
“According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savers website, radiant heating has a number of advantages over other forms of heat distribution: “It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts.” It is also flexible as it can run off of a variety of energy sources: Gas, oil, wood, solar and other sources or combinations thereof can feed radiant systems. And radiant heating is a good choice for those with severe allergies as no potentially irritating particles get blown around the room.”
Like us, they also pinpoint the importance of good insulation:
“The efficiency gains can be magnified significantly with good insulation and a well-designed system. While tearing out old heating systems and/or replacing decent existing flooring might be overkill for the sake of moving to radiant heat, those embarking on new building projects or contemplating major renovations should certainly consider it. According to TLC Network’s Green Living Guide, there are two main types of radiant heating, electric and hydronic. In the former, heated wires installed in the floor radiate heat upward.”
Everybody agrees: radiant floor heating is THE most effective form of heating! So don’t wait and contact us for your next project.
A Guide to Kitchen Heating
- September 20, 2012 by Sandrine
As the cooler fall and winter seasons approach, our kitchen floors suddenly turn uncomfortably cold, especially in the morning when breakfast is in full mode!
Well forget about putting slippers and socks for breakfast ! We have THE solution to make these kitchen floors warm; whether they are tile, stone or wooden floors. Installing an Electric Floor Heating system will make you feel good and cozy in this room! Your kitchen will be more comfortable than never before.
Electric Floor Heating offers many advantages. Invisible and silent, it enables you to make the most of your space – a definite plus in compact kitchens. Also, having a general overall heat emanating from the floor creates an even temperature. With the help of a programmable thermostat, such as our intelligent 3iE, you’ll be able to control your floor temperature and schedule it to start before you even wake up… or just when you need it. No waste of energy, everything is under your control.
If you are currently renovating or designing your kitchen, don’t think twice: give your kitchen the best heating solution and create a comfy space where the whole family can gather!
A first in North America, by Warmup!
Warmup’s new CUT & TURN Foil Heating Panels for laminate and engineered wood floors can be cut and shaped into place, directly on the job site. Heat any shape or size of room, from the basement to the bedroom to the sunroom or the home office!
How it works
Warmup CUT & TURN Foil Panels are applied without any adhesive or thinset directly over the underlayment. You can install tongue-and-groove planks directly over it for a fast installation.
These Warmup heating panels are built with ultra-thin heating wires embedded into multiple layers of laminated foil.
- EASY! Installs dry, without thinset
- EFFICIENT! Connects directly to Warmup’s 3iE energy-monitoring thermostat
- SAFE! Warmup Foil panels are completely waterproof and grounded
- TESTED! Warmup Foil panels are c-UL tested and approved
Click here to see the heating panels size range!
The Warmup CUT & TURN Foil Heating Panels can be used as primary heat source in a remodel or new construction to provide heat in an addition or newly outfitted basement. Call us or ask your Warmup reseller about Warmup ¼” insulation boards for ultimate efficiency.
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