Radiant heat allows heat-by-room efficiency

| by Monica Irgens
Radiant heat allows heat-by-room efficiency

Standard forced air heating has one thermostat governing the overall temperature of a home. If that thermostat calls for more heat due to its location and ambient surroundings, the entire home gets a blast of costly heat.

Radiant floor heating by STEP Warmfloor® is a much more efficient and comfortable way to heat a home for many reasons.  Individual rooms can be heated to the desired temperature with its own thermostat.  Why have a spare bedroom or seldom used room heated 24/7?  Some individuals prefer a cooler bedroom while others maybe a bit warmer.  Radiant hear addresses that precisely.  With radiant heat your feet warm comfortably, making you feel comfortable even with a lower ambient room temperature.  As a result, less energy is consumed. 

A heat loss calculation is required when installing STEP Warmfloor as a primary hear source.  The heat loss calculation determines the heat output required to heat the room to the desired ambient temperature. 

For more information visit www.warmfloor.com.

Topics: Flooring, Heating & Cooling, Radiant Heat

Companies: STEP Warmfloor

Monica Irgens

Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.

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