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Environ Easy MatFrequently Asked Questions

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In most cases - Yes. However, any sole source requirements should be referred to our Heat Loss Calculator
The mat is 1/16" thick, and the cord is 1/4" in diameter.
The height difference and sound is purely dependent on the choice of carpet and padding. Different carpets and carpet pads have different qualities and will be a determining part of height and sound.
At 12 watts per square foot, you can heat up to 150 square feet on a 120V circuit and 300 square feet on a 240V circuit.
No it will not, as long as a licensed electrician properly installs it. We suggest setting the SmartStat™ or EasyStat™ thermostat control at a maximum of 85°F when it is installed under laminate flooring. See your laminate manufacturer for their requirements regarding their product when used with electric radiant heat.
For carpet applications, we require 12" around the perimeter of the room so that a carpet stretcher can be used without damaging the Environ mat. With laminate floors, you can install it wall to wall. We do not recommend heating under heavy pieces (100lb/ft2). And, never heat under permanent fixtures.
It will heat the area where it is installed. Go to the Heat Loss Calculator area of our website to confirm the area that it will heat.
These mats cannot be hooked to each other in series, but must be wired in parallel, directly to the controller.
The thermostat can only be set to 104°F.
Go to our Environ Easy Mats Energy Use Calculator, for a calculator to see your approximate your cost.

A floor heating system operating on 240VAC is not more energy efficient than a system operating on 120VAC. This is a very common "Urban Myth". The power (watts) consumed to heat an area is the product of voltage, amperage, and the resistance of the heating cable. If the voltage doubles, the amp draw decreases by 1/2.  So, it requires 1/2 as many amps to operate the same load at 240VAC as compared to 120VAC.

OHMS Law states: P(watts)=V(volts) x V(volts) divided by R(resistance). P (power)= watts, V=Voltage, and R=Resistance. By applying Ohms Law, one can see that a product uses 1/2 of the amps at 240VAC as with 120VAC. The electric company charges for power (watts), NOT amps.

Different voltage rolls are manufactured with different Ohms resistances. For an example, a 60' floor heating systen in 120 volt uses 1350 watts. A 60' floor heating system in 240 volt uses 1350 watts. They are both the same square footage and therefore they both use the same number of watts.

WarmlyYours thermostat and controls have a limit of 15 amps switching ability in either 120VAC or 240VAC. With that limit of 15 amps, the upside of 240VAC is that it allows double the coverage of a 120VAC line. The downside of 240VAC is that it will require a double-pole breaker in the breaker panel, and in many homes the breaker panel is pretty full and it might not have two empty slots.

Once again, if the heated area is 100 square feet, it will cost the same to heat that area using either 120VAC or 240VAC. Both voltages use the same number of watts to heat that area. The electric company charges for power (Watts), not amps.