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What Are The Benefits of Radiant Heating:
How Do They Compare With Other Heating Applications
You maybe be considering radiant heat to install into your existing or your
new home but don't quite understand the advantages or the differences
between heating applications? Well we would like to inform you of the
benefits and the comparisons to other heating applications available.
Some of the benefits of radiant heat
Comfort: Let your bare feet soak up the warmth of soothing
heat without the dust and noise associated with other heating sources.
Enjoy evenly distributed heat throughout your home kitchen, bedroom,
bathroom and basement.
Custom Designed: Whether for supplemental floor warming, or
total space heating, every system is custom designed to fit all rooms
independent of their shape or size. These systems will heat under any
surface including marble, slate, carpet, hardwood and tile. The compact
Control Box will hang on the wall of your garage or in a utility room.
No heating vents or ducts will be seen, and no furnace or boiler is
Perfect for Remodeling and Additions: The simplicity of the
low voltage heating element makes this system incredibly easy to install
in your remodeling or room addition application. No floor buildup is
necessary and no additional construction costs are incurred. The unique
heating element can also be installed in between floor joists to heat an
existing floor or room.
Safe: So safe, in fact that nails, water, and even touching
the heating element during operation will have no harmful effect! You
will have peace of mind while loved ones play as the systems are tested
to UL standards and run on worry-free, low-voltage energy (8 to 32 V.).
Reliable: The solid-state heating systems are virtually
maintenance free and the heating element is backed with a 25 year
industry-leading warranty. With no moving parts and advanced
self-diagnosing technology, there is no need for yearly maintenance or
Efficient: Radiant heat is the most efficient form of heat
available. Significantly less operating time is required to maintain the
desired warmth compared to furnaces and other radiant heat systems,
keeping operational costs to a minimal. Low-voltage radiant heating
systems run 98% to 100 % efficiency at any elevation as they evenly heat
every area of the room.
Convenient: Our accurate thermostats allow you to easily
adjust the floor or air temperature of your space heating or floor
warming system. You also have the option of programming the exact time
of day you want your system to operate. Simply relax, enjoy the comfort,
and know that your system will work for decades to come.
So lets compare to other heating applications. Radiant Heat versus other
Radiant Heat vs. Hydronics at a Glance
Both electric and hydronic radiant heat systems have certain advantages
for specific applications. The following highlights the advantages low
voltage radiant heat systems have:
Complexity of installation: A Boiler Room is required to run a hydronic radiant heat system. A
17"x12"x7" Control Unit is required to run low voltage radiant heat system.
Cost of subfloor requirements: Gypsum or concrete slab is required for installing a hydronic system. It
is estimated that it costs approx. $4.00 or more per square foot to install
a hydronic in-floor heating system than it does to install a in-floor
heating system. The ZMesh heating element is installed directly under the floor surface
without any floor buildup. The 12" wide ZMesh is rolled out over the area to
be heated then nailed and/or stapled to the wood subfloor.
Evenness of heat distribution: Electric radiant heat warms your floors evenly because it uses 100% of
the system's energy. A hydronic system, however, heats the floor less the
further away the hot water gets from the boiler (see illustration below).
Hydronic systems use only 65-85% of the system's energy. At higher
elevations, electric radiant heat still is 100% efficient, where as hydronic
systems are even less effective than at sea level.
Radiant Heat vs. Forced Air at a Glance
A room with floor Radiant In-Floor space heat will have a very uniform
temperature from the ceiling to the floor. Heating a basement floor is the
ideal application for our radiant heat systems. If you've lived in a house
with forced air, you can crank the heat up, but the basement floor are still
chilled. Installing a floor warming system will add comfort and warmth to
A room heated with a forced air furnace will have cold floors and the
warmest air at the ceiling. Although the air may be heated, the floors will
be chilled and uncomfortable, especially for children playing on the floor.
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