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How do Traditional Heating Systems Compare to Radiant Floor Heating?

February 27, 2013 00:02 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

How do Traditional Heating Systems Compare to Radiant Floor Heating?

Installing a heated floor in the bathroom.When it comes to heating a home efficiently it’s hard to beat radiant floor heating in terms of warming output and energy usage. Traditional home heating systems are relatively inefficient in comparison to floor heating systems. Forced air furnaces for example, focus only on heating the air, usually through outer walled heat ducts that are cold to begin with. The heated air has to work extra hard to distribute through a room and the heat simply rises to the tops of the room, where unless you are a bat on the ceiling, you can’t benefit from the warmed air. The cold air sinks to the baseboards quickly and your home heating costs sky rocket as you attempt to heat the lower portions of your rooms.  

Radiant floor heating systems work to evenly and efficiently to distribute radiant heat through a room starting in the floor, allowing the heat to rise and generate consistent warmth in a room. Radiant floor heating works to connect with and heat everything it comes into contact with. Underfloor heat can be applied to a variety of floor surfaces, including tile, carpet, hardwood, and laminate. Each radiant floor heating system is controlled by a thermostat attached to an in-floor sensor.

 


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The Early Sinking Sun Means Home Heating Amps Up

December 14, 2012 00:12 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Underfloor Heat is a Good Solution for Long Winter Days

When the sun is sunk earlier in the day and the nights seem to linger longer, you know winter is here. With the onset of winter and long cold winter days, underfloor heating amps up to keep your home toasty and warm. In floor heating is a great solution for home heating as it offers an affordable and efficient way to keep even the tiniest corners of your home warm and comfortable. Even with the early sinking of the sun during the winter months and flying snow, you can still achieve optimal home heating with a radiant floor heating system.

Radiant floor heating offers premium home heat without sacrificing comfort and price. You can affordably heat your entire home using less energy, thereby spending less in the long run by running radiant floor heat. There are several different methods of radiant floor heating and Warmzone professionals are standing by to walk you through the details, offer recommendations and help you with your final purchase. Many people even choose to install the radiant floor heat by themselves. If you are a do-it-yourself minded person this is an easy weekend project to tackle in a smaller room like a bathroom or kitchen. Radiant floor heat works well under almost any type of flooring and is especially nice to walk on in bare feet.


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Radiant Floor Heating is Efficient and Comfortable

July 06, 2012 00:07 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Not Even a Little White Lie Could Debunk Heated Floors

Radiant heated tile floor. Radiant floor heating operates more efficiently than forced air or space heaters. It’s not a lie. In fact, it’s the opposite of a lie. The big fat honest truth is that installing a radiant heated floor system in your home is not only an efficient, but the smart thing to do. Operating with the best principles of radiant heat, a heated floor utilizes warm heat cables in your floors to evenly and efficiently heat your entire home - from the bottom up.

Radiant heat touches everything in its path so it warms literally from the ground up. The heat cables run electrically using a simple thermostat system that allows you to set it and then forget it. What happens next is radiant heat comfort and efficiency. The heat radiates from the heat cables underneath your floor and effectively warms everything it touches with radiant heat. The heat will envelop furniture and draperies leaving the entire space feeling warm and cozy. Radiant heat uses less energy because it only runs when it senses the temperature (that you’ve set) has dropped to a point where heating is necessary once again. The heat soaks into your home from the floor to the ceiling leaving you with no doubt of the truth heating efficiency of radiant heated floors.


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Radiant Heat - A Tale of Warm Feet

June 20, 2012 00:06 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Radiant Heated Floors Put a Little Joy in My Heart

Radiant heated floors couldn’t possibly change my life; or could they? I was wrong to think they couldn't. The first time I stepped onto the joy-filled-heated-walking-surface, I grinned from ear to ear. The heat radiated (of course it did, it was radiant heat after all) from the tip of my biggest toe and curled like a blanket soaked in warm butter around my shoulders, putting a rosy glow of comfort and heat into my cheeks. Sure, it sounds dramatic to you as a reader, but have you ever experienced radiant heated floors? If yes, you know exactly what I’m writing about. It not, then run, do not walk, to your nearest friend or loved one with radiant heat and beg them to let you float across its warming glow.

What radiant heat gave me is more than cozy tootsies and a warmer environment. Radiant floor heating systems also offer energy efficient heating for your entire home. Many people use it to troubleshoot a cold spot in their home such as a dark and drafty basement, or a frigid bathroom floor, but radiant floor heating is powerful enough and affordable enough to become your primary source of heating. After you have radiant heated floors see if you catch yourself humming a happy tune. I did.


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Radiant Floor Heating Should not Freak You Out

November 11, 2011 00:11 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Don't Be Intimidated by Radiant Heating

Sure, anything new can be intimidating, but if you are considering radiant floor heating for your own home, there's no reason to be freaked out by such a weighty decision. In fact, if you knew all the wonderful facts about radiant floor heating you would be rushing out to get it installed today and wondering why you waited so long.

Radiant heated kitchen floor. Radiant floor heating is a simple and affordable way to improve your existing home heating, supplement a current furnace or fireplace, or just heat from the ground up your entire new home. Whether you are living in a home that already has the heating system in place or you are beginning the journey of home construction you can benefit from the warmth and comfort radiant heating has to offer.

Radiant heating is not a new product or trend but it if one that is picking up momentum. Helping push it along the popular track of home improvements are the recent studies showing how energy efficient radiant floor heating can be and how radiant floor heating systems can actually save you money in the long run. This sounds not only good, but great to a lot of penny-pinching consumers as we all face economic hardships. Saving money is what we're all interested in these days and finding a home heating system that can aid in our savings is rare and precious. There is no need to be intimidated by radiant heating. We are here to help walk you through the decisions you'll need to make from how much radiant heat cable to buy, to how to install it, to how to operate it once it's in place.


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Love Your Floor Heating System and it Will Love You Back

August 31, 2011 00:08 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Radiant Heat is Lovable

Installing a floor heating system will be a quick courtship. You’ll go from the initial research (dating) stage, to a promise ring in no time once you learn all the advantages of this home heating method. You’ll fall in love quickly with the idea of having underfloor heating and you’ll go to great lengths to make it a long lasting relationship. If you love your floor heating system like so many others do, we are confident that it will love you right back. You’ll enjoy the comfort and warmth and high efficiency floor heating has become synonymous for.

Heated floors are a simple way to reignite the warmth you feel for your home. Our living space makes us feel safe, loved, and appreciated, especially when filled with home amenities such as underfloor heating. The other comforting part is that they are generally fairly affordable to install and offer many cost savings down the road with their energy savings and efficient warming output. You’ll take one step on your warmed floor and fall instantly in love with the concept of radiant floor heating and wonder how you ever lived without it. Call any of our floor heating experts today to set up your first date with your warm floor and start a beautiful and warm relationship.


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The Model in Remodeling

December 22, 2010 00:12 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Add Heat to Your Remodeling Project

Facing a remodeling project can be daunting. Hopefully you have laid a good groundwork with research, questions asked and answers received, and your ideas put on paper. It can be scary and daunting to begin a big project that involves things being torn out or other things being added in. If you are doing anything to your floors throughout your home you would be the model in remodeling if you put heated floors in. This simple upgrade can be such a powerful addition to your home’s comfort and even to your heating bill. Radiant floor heating is more efficient and more comfortable. It reduces the dust that forced air heating systems can cause and it heats efficiently from the ground up.

Any remodeling project will go from hassle to hallelujah with the simple addition of floor heating. It takes you from good to great and you’ll be so happy you decided to add heated floors to your project. It will increase the comfort and luxury in your home. Heated floors also increase the value of your home and become an attractive re-sell feature when that time comes. You’ll enjoy the radiant heat seeping into your feet for years to come and you’ll be so happy you added heat to your remodeling project.


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Baby Toes to a Sniffling Nose

November 07, 2010 00:11 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Many Reasons to Have Heated Floors

Why do moms come pre-wired with the ingrained phrase, “You’ll catch your death if you walk around in bare feet?”  It must be in the same micro-chip implanted in every mom-brain that also includes the dreaded “wait until your father gets home,” or “you’ll thank me when you’re older.” Or what about “life is NOT fair.” That is a truth we all learn too soon. That same micro-chip includes the inherent love of baby toes and soft good-night kisses after a hushed reading of Three Little Pigs. Moms and dads alike can rejoice in the many benefits of having a heated floor because it addresses some of these basic parenting delights.

First, a floor with electric radiant heat keeps those precious baby toes toasty warm. The little ones can crawl, toddle, and wiggle around on a warm surface. And secondly, as those baby toes grow and you worry more and more about illness, you can take heart with a heated floor. Those baby toes grow into teenager toes that may rebel against shoes and socks, but you’ll know they are staying warm thanks to your floor heating system.

Parenting comes with a lot of hardship shuffled amongst all that joy and laughter. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to worry about at least one part of your kid’s lives? A heated floor offers many benefits for your family. Peace of mind being one of the reasons. Other reasons for having underfloor heating include affordability, efficient comfort and convenient versatility.


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Lavish Your Loved Ones

September 16, 2010 00:09 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Radiant Floor Heating is a Lavish Luxury for Low Cost

Do you dream of being able to lavish your loved ones with extra perks in life? Deluxe hot cocoa flown in from Belgium, extra fluffy towels, dream vacation to Disneyland? What about radiant floor heating in your teenage daughter’s bathroom? Every morning on her list of daily complaints you find “cold floors” so why not consider a heated tile floor. Or your wife bemoans walking into the kitchen each morning to fix her cup of Joe. It’s simply too cold. Why can’t you have floor heating there too? Good news…you can!

Radiant floor heating is a lavish sounding luxury that may seem too pricey given your shrinking bank accounts. The good news is that not only is it an affordable upgrade to your home, it is also a great home improvement investment. Radiant heated floors can be easily added to a small room or the whole house and without breaking the bank. What may sound like a luxury far beyond your reach is technically within your power to obtain. Now more than ever a warm floor is a feature that home buyers and builders are gravitating towards. They feel great, heat efficiently and make heating your home luxuriously slick to do.

Go ahead and dream big, dream lavishly, dream of the day your teenager says “I love you” again without following it up with “can I borrow the car.” Dream of the day your wife skips to the kitchen bare feet and not only pour herself some hot coffee, but makes a mug for you too. All these things could become a reality with radiant floor heating, a simple luxury you can afford.


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A Home Improvement You Can Actually Feel

September 06, 2010 00:09 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Floor Heating Systems Give Your Home a Warm Boost

The housing market has seen better days. Most of us are hunkered down, trying to ride out this nasty storm. Smart home owners are taking advantage of great deals to make the home they are in even better and even more comfortable. A common sense home improvement project right now is a floor heating system , utilizing electric radiant floor heating. For a relatively low installation cost you can add warm floors throughout your home or in a key area that needs a little extra heat. Floor heating systems offer a home improvement project you can actually feel at the end of the day.

Another bonus to installing underfloor heating is that you will typically save money. The floor heating systems are energy efficient and far easier to fine tune than other types of home heating. Radiant floor heating is easy to retrofit to existing flooring too. You can install floor heating systems beneath hardwood, carpet, tile, linoleum, stone, or slate. A remodeling project can be on any size scale you are able to afford with just one room or an entire floor being fitted for electric radiant floor heating.

When considering a home improvement project that is simple to install, adds a great bang for your buck, and is something you can actually feel at the end of your stressful day, think about the benefits of a floor heating system.


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