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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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Heated Tile Floors Keep Your Home in Tip Top Shape

March 09, 2010 00:03 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Radiant Floor Heating Systems Cut Down on Dust

Using an electric floor heating system for your heated tile floors is a smart and effective way to cut down on the dust in your home. Your home’s dust attracting surfaces will require less dusting with heated tile floors because the forced-air furnace won’t be kicking up and blowing out all those particles (and allergens) that seem to accumulate faster than your Swiffer® can “swiff.” Many people who have installed heated floors comment how clean it feels compared to a traditional heating method. The heat is generated from the floor instead of being pushed out of vents and air ducts, causing mounds of grime you’d rather not deal with. Plus, you have the advantage of a more efficient heating system that uses the technology of radiant heat to warm your home as opposed to bulky, sometimes inefficient furnaces.

If you are an allergy sufferer there are also many advantages to purchasing a radiant floor heating system. Dander and dust aren’t swirling around your home like they do with a forced air system. This cuts down on the amount of allergens and allows you to breathe a little easier. Your home and your nasal passages stay in tip top shape thanks to heated tile floors.


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Considering Radiant Heat? Be Choosey

March 09, 2010 00:03 AM  BY  JEN HALLAM

Find the Radiant Floor Heating System That is Right for You

When it comes to choosing a radiant floor heating system, go ahead and be choosey. A floor heating system is an affordable home improvement project, yet it should reflect the needs and desires of your lifestyle. The radiant underfloor heating system should match what you are trying to achieve in home heating. So yes, it is ok to be choosey. In fact, it is recommended. Warmzone offers several options which are all great for radiant floor heating solutions, but each system has been designed with specific applications in mind.

Installing a radiant heated floor.Researching a project like this can be somewhat overwhelming. There are countless floor heating systems available in the market today. One of the most trusted radiant heat experts is Warmzone. Warmzone helps to simplify the process while acting as your radiant heating expert, available to answer questions and provide top-notch customer service as you weather the floor heating minefield. Warmzone has done the research for you and is available to consult with you on your project needs and offer comprehensive radiant floor heating system designs matched to your specifications. Warmzone trusts the top radiant heat designers and distributors to be their partner in giving you the system that is right for you.

Installing a radiant heated floor may seem daunting in the beginning. That is why it is important to be choosey and work only with trusted experts with a proven track record. Choose who you want to work with and trust them to guide you through the questions you will inevitably have. Warmzone is just such a partner in floor heating. Look to them to help find the best floor heating system for your home. 


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Treat Yourself with Radiant Floor Heating

March 03, 2010 00:03 AM  BY  AMY MORBY

Cut on the Costs, not the Luxury

There’s no escaping it. The economy is on the fritz, and we’re all feeling the heat to some degree. Given the current financial climate, we can’t all go out and buy a brand new home just because we’re sick of our current one. Fortunately, there’s a quick and affordable way to spice up your current home that will leave you feeling like you just moved into a brand new luxury mansion: radiant floor heat.

Heated floor in kitchen. Heated floors turn an old, tired home into a luxurious refuge in no time at all. Once you feel the delightfully warm floors on your feet after you get of bed or the shower, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a first-class bed and breakfast and living in the lap of luxury.

Radiant floor heating systems are easy and affordable to install, operate, and maintain, something we can all appreciate in these tough times, and there are several floor heating options available. Heated floors warm a room quickly and produce a long-lasting heat, cutting down dramatically on operation costs. Additionally, electric radiant floor heat is completely maintenance free—no filters to change, no harmful allergens to worry about—just 100 percent worry- free comfort. And the best part? Once you are ready to move to a new home, your radiant floor heating system will greatly increase your home’s value, making it a hot commodity on the home market.

So rather than buy a brand new home, improve the value of the one you’ve got with radiant floor heating. It’ll save you heaps of money while still making you feel like you’ve spoiled yourself. What more could you possibly want? 


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An Ode to your Feet

March 03, 2010 00:03 AM  BY  AMY MORBY

Give Your Hard-Working Feet the Gift of Radiant Floor Heat

Our feet do a lot of work. In fact, I would go so far to say that they are the hardest working part of our body, and they take a lot of abuse throughout the day. It’s a pity we don’t show our feet a little more love. And I bet that if your feet could write you a letter, they’d tell you that the only thing they could ask for is radiant floor heating.

Heated floors are hands down the  number one luxury you can give to your feet. Think about it—no more stepping on frozen hardwood floors in the morning or being shocked by frigid tiles after the shower. What more could your feet possibly want?

Of course, giving your feet the gift of radiant floor heat isn’t hard to do. With their ease and affordability, radiant floor heating systems make pampering your feet simple. Heated floors heat the room from the bottom up, heating up the surrounding objects first and creating a warm and cozy environment. It’s kind of like digging your feet into the warm sand at the beach, and we all know how much our feet love that sensation. What’s more, radiant floor heat is absolutely maintenance free, so you can rest assured knowing you got your feet a gift that keeps on giving.

Don’t let the foot abuse continue any longer. Install a radiant floor heating system and see how both you and your feet can benefit from the unparalleled comfort of heated floors


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Make it to Spring with Radiant Floor Heating

February 12, 2010 00:02 AM  BY  AMY MORBY

Beat the End-of-Winter Blues with the Luxury of Heated Floors

Well, it’s official. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and cursed us all with six more weeks of winter. While we’re all ready for spring, we have to find a way to live with the remainder of the winter months, and what better way to weather the cold than with heated floors?

That’s right, radiant floor heat is a little slice of luxury that anyone can afford. Winter can be long and oft times arduous, but with electric radiant floor heat, you’re sure to find sanctuary to help you withstand the dregs of winter.

Radiant heated floor being installed (heated mats).Radiant floor heating is one of the simplest but greatest pleasures that’s still a best kept secret. Rather than using dusty ducts to heat your home, radiant floor heating systems heat your floor and the objects in the room, creating a perfectly even heat that, in my opinion, can’t be rivaled.

Radiant floor heating systems can be installed in any type of home, in any type of room, for any type of budget. Whether your feet are craving heat in the bathroom, the bedroom, the kitchen, or the basement, you can treat them to a heat that puts traditional forced air or baseboard heating systems to shame.

Of course, these months after Christmas can be pretty tight financially, so a luxury like heated floors might seem out of reach. The good news, however, is that they are affordable—surprisingly so—and with low installation and even lower operation costs, you can install radiant floors and find that last reason to stay awake until spring.

Don’t let the winter months get you down. Spring is close, so find that one last piece of sanity to get you through the next couple of months with heated floors. You definitely won’t regret it. 


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Cold Feet No More

February 08, 2010 00:02 AM  BY  AMY MORBY

Say Goodbye to Frigid Toes for Good with Radiant Floor Heating

There are a lot of unpleasant things in this world, but I think cold feet top the list. In fact, freezing cold feet not only top the list—they sit far, far above everything else, right next to stepping onto an icy tile floor first thing in the morning, laughing at our discomfort and icy misery. For those of you who agree with me, there’s a solution—radiant floor heating.

Walking around on a cold floor results in more than just cold feet—it could eventually result in dry, itchy skin and poor circulation. What’s more cold feet and floors are just downright unpleasant, and it’s high time we stopped suffering and experienced the benefits of heated floors.

Radiant underfloor heating (tile floor).Heated floors may sound like a luxury, and they are—but an affordable one. Radiant floor heating systems are on the rise in new home all across America, and it’s easy to see why, what with their luxurious comfort and brilliant efficiency.

Electric radiant floor heat is much different than the traditional forced heating you’re used to. Rather than heating the air in the room, radiant floor heating systems heat the floor and the objects in the room, creating an ambience of perfect warmth and comfort. And the best part? They only turn on when they need to, and get the job done fast, meaning you get maximum efficiency for the optimal price.

With the ease and convenience of radiant floor heat at our fingertips, it’s silly to sit back and allow our feet to freeze. Install heated floors in your home today and experience a whole new world of luxury for your feet. 


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Efficient, Customizable Floor Heat

January 22, 2010 00:01 AM  BY  BENSON RICKS

The Affordable Luxury of Radiant Floor Heat

I can’t think of a better time to talk about warm floors than January and February. What are warm floors? I’m sure by now you have heard of radiant heat. Electric radiant heat is a taste of heaven here on earth. Walk into a home with radiant floor heating and then one with traditional forced air heat. Tell me which one was more comfortable. There is no comparison in my opinion. Take your shoes off and soak it all in. The old adage that when your feet are warm you feel warm all over is so true.

One of the key benefits of a floor heating system is that they are easily adaptable to your needs. You can set each room to maintain the temperature you want. Each room can have its own thermostat. Shutting down rooms that aren’t being used is as easy as pushing a button. Electric radiant heat utilizes heating cable installed under the finished floor surface. Each room then has its own sensor.

If I were designing my next home it would most definitely have a heated floor. I’d sit and watch the snow come down and wiggle my sock clad feet around on the floor. 


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Heated Floors - A Better Way of Heating

January 11, 2010 00:01 AM  BY  BENSON RICKS

The Smart, Modern way to Heat Your Home

During the coldest time of year it’s comforting to know that we have ways of maintaining our comfort as we sit at home in the evenings. One of the best ways of combating the cold weather is through the use of heated floors. Radiant floor heating is an energy-efficient, toasty way to stay warm. When your home heating starts from the ground up, you may be surprised how effective heating your home this way is. Radiant floor heating system being installed under hardwood.When your feet are warm it is so much easier to be comfortable. Underfloor heat is a smart, modern way of providing heat for the home. Unlike forced air systems that circulate heated air, warm floors heat from the floor up meaning there are no allergens being kicked into the air or drafts of heat being wasted up at the ceiling. Heated floor systems are also silent as well so you won’t need to relocate when the fan kicks on.

Increased efficiency is also a product of these systems as the heat is applied where you need it. Unless you plan on putting your chair up on the ceiling you will enjoy the heat down low where you live and work. You can also heat each room independently as each “zone” will have its own thermostat. Try that with most forced air systems.

Warm floors, as they have become known as, would be my first choice in a home heating system – hands down. If you haven’t experienced heated floors, do yourself that favor and try it. Chances are, your next call will be to arrange the installation.

 


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Radiant Heat is Easier than You Think

November 04, 2008 00:11 AM  BY  RILEY PETERSON

When most of us think about our home heating system, we think of a complicated maze of air ducts, furnaces and vents. The installation of a central heating system is well beyond the expertise of the average home owner, but what about a radiant heating system? Advances in radiant technology have come a long way since radiant underfloor heating was first introduced to North America, and electric radiant systems are environmentally friendly because they run more efficiently than the average gas furnace and run independent of harmful fossil fuels. On top of all that – radiant heat provides unparalleled comfort and even heating that forced air system only dream of providing.

A common misconception about radiant heating is that it can only go beneath hard surfaces such as tile. While tile IS a great option coupled with radiant heat, it’s not the only option! Danfoss and Ideal Heat together provide a radiant solution for just about any kind of flooring you can think of. The best part? You can install it yourself! If you want to start small with a bathroom, electric radiant heating systems make it easy to heat small areas by room without affecting the rest of the home. The only problem – once you start with one room, you’ll want radiant heat for the whole house!


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