Tag: floor heating

Warmup Is A Cost-Effective Heat Source! - June 7, 2012 by Dave Mckiever

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.

Warmup Foil Heating Systems Featured in Bath Crashers! - June 6, 2012

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 […]

Introducing 3iE, The First Energy-Monitoring Floor Heating Thermostat! - May 25, 2012

Discover the new energy-monitoring thermostat from Warmup! Our 3iE™ thermostat is officially launched! We’re excited to unveil our new interactive, innovative, intelligent and energy-efficient thermostat. Designed by end-users for end-users and available in 8 colors, 3iE™ will literally rock your world … and your walls. You can read and see more of the exceptional features and functions of 3iE™ on […]

Radiant Heating For The Whole House – Inside And Out - September 15, 2011

You might think that electric radiant floor heating is just for tile floors. Or that electric floor heating systems can only be installed in certain areas or configurations. Well, you’re mistaken! The truth is Warmup provides solutions and systems for many indoor and outdoor applications, whether you wish to heat your carpet in your bedroom […]

What Happens At KBIS… - May 16, 2011

Stays in Las Vegas! Warmup’s latest electric floor heating products and radiant heating solutions were on show last month (April 26th-28th), when we had the extreme pleasure to exhibit at KBIS 2011 in Las Vegas. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the world’s largest international trade event focused exclusively on all aspects of […]

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