Radiant HeatingA History & Detailed Description
Radiant heat is a sustainable, healthy heat that is absorbed by the environment around it. Instead of overheating causing heat loss, radiant heat keeps areas warm longer and more consistently. And since studies have been conducted that show that physical warmth makes people more pleasant to be around and happier overall, it’s easy to see why radiant heating solutions have become as popular as they have over the years. Since WarmlyYours is committed to providing homeowners with the luxury they’re looking for, our products supply comfortable, cozy warmth.
Warmth and Comfort, Plus Savings
Not only does radiant heating provide comfort and warmth, but it also increases energy efficiency within your home. With the use of radiant heat as a primary heating source, temperature levels can be maintained more easily—and at a lower temperature--than any other form of heating. That means, for every degree you lower your thermostat, you can save 5% off your current heating bill. That’s 25-30% in annual savings.
Radiant Heat: Growing in Popularity
Radiant heating systems have been an affordable source of luxury and warmth for many years, stretching back to the first system invented during the Roman Empire, and will continue to be for years to come. Nothing compares to the feeling of a warm floor, towel, and room on a cold morning or during those long, frozen winter nights.
For more information about radiant heating, take a look at these informative, educational articles that will help further your knowledge on radiant heating technology.
Energy Savers: Radiant Heating
What Energy Savers has to say about radiant heating, understanding the basics of radiant heating.
What is Radiant Heating?
Back to the beginning, a quick history lesson about radiant heat systems. Hypocaust: The First Radiant Heating System.
How Stuff Works: How Radiant Floor Heating Works
Want to know how radiant floor heating actually works find out here.
Radiant Heat in Theory and Practice
During the last two decades, radiant floor heating applications have increased significantly, find out why!
Everything You Wanted to Know About Infrared, But Were Afraid to Ask
An overview of infrared heating, where it's been and where it's going.
Importance of Radiant Heating
Wall Street Journal: Eternal Sunshine of the Springtime Mind
Recent studies show that warm temperatures can influence our behavior, from investing choices to how much we trust others.
LA Times / Harvard Study: Is that a hot cup of coffee or are you just glad to see me?
Researchers discover a link between physical and emotional warmth. The phenomenon may have roots in infancy.
WarmlyYours: A Sensory Experience
Find out what WarmlyYours has to do with sensory experiences.
Benefits of Radiant Heating
WarmlyYours: Gas and Electric Bills Reduced with Radiant Electric Floor Heating
It's possible, installing radiant floor heating can reduce your gas and electric bills. Skeptical? Hear it from our customers.
BMW Experiences with Infrared Heating
Find out what the company says about how radiant heat is more comfortable than typical car heating.
Why Electric Heating?
There are a multitude of reasons why business at WarmlyYours is based around our electric floor heating systems and many reasons why electric floor heating may be a beneficial choice for you.
Benefits of Radiant Heating
Electric floor heating systems generate an even heat throughout your home and will not disturb dust – this reduces noise levels, keeps air from becoming too dry, and limits possible allergic reactions. The ease of installation, along with the lower cost and non-existent maintenance fees make electric floor heating systems a natural choice over water-based, or hydronic, alternatives.
Convenience and Efficiency
The time it takes to heat the floor and room is also a reason why people may choose electric. Electric heating systems are placed above the sub-floor, just under the flooring material so that the heat can rise, usually within 30 to 60 minutes, this compares favorably to water-based alternatives which are often placed 1.5" or 2" into a cement slab and can take up to 7 hours to heat up when they are first turned on.
Because of how slow water-based heating systems are, many people simply leave them on for months at a time, which consumes far more energy over the period of time. This coupled with the thermostats that allow you to preset ON-OFF cycles to provide heat only when and where you need it makes electric systems the more energy efficient.
Other reasons that you may prefer to go electric:
- Floor elevation - Thin electric systems will elevate the floor by only 1/8" compared to adding a couple of inches to your floor's elevation when you add water-based systems.
- Cost - When dealing with remodeling jobs and smaller bathroom it's most likely that installation costs, maintenance costs and operating costs will all be lower using and electric floor heating system than a water based one.
Radiant Heating Products
WarmlyYours electric-based systems are designed with the ultimate flexibility and customization in mind. TempZone™ floor heating systems are available in Flex Rolls, mats, and custom fit options, providing a heating solution beneath tile, stone, and hardwood flooring surfaces. Available in 12-15 watts per square foot in 120V and 240V.
No more driveways to shovel or plow, with our snow melting systems, your paving material will absorb heat from the heating element and will melt the ice and snow while you relax, warm and toasty indoors. For the ultimate outdoor protection, install Ice Shield roof & gutter deicing cable to avoid harmful ice damming and roof damage from the winter's harshest storms.
Winner of 2011 KBIS "Best of Show" Award, the infrared radiating heat is a healthy heat that is ideal for allergy sufferers, proven to reduce heating expenses by an average of 12 percent. The LAVA® Panels can be fixed to a wall, horizontally or vertically, and are available with exceptional finishes in glass, mirror, mirror with a light, and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal designs.