Enjoy the warm heat of your carpet heater on your toes as you rest your feet on or sit on the carpet floor, as the heat rises to warm your entire living area! Keep your home warm cost effectively throughout all seasons of the year.
WOW! Radiant floor heating saves a lot of money on your heating bill (gas heating bills are reaching rates as high as $400-600 in many neighborhoods during winter months!). It offers very even heat, eliminates all the radiators taking up space … Also, the installation costs for Carpet Heater is minimal to none.
Imagine stepping out of bed in the morning and feeling heat radiating from the floor beneath. Though they may seen luxurious, radiant flooring systems aren’t just for the rich and famous; they’ve actually been around since ancient Roman times. And as decadent as they sound, radiant floor systems can be surprisingly energy efficient, too.
RADIANT FLOOR HEAT
Radiant heating has a number of advantages. It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses. People with allergies often prefer radiant heat because it doesn’t distribute allergens like forced air systems can. Radiant floor heating depends heavily on the floor’s thermal mass for heat storage and convection, the natural circulation of heat within a room as air warmed by the floor rises. Radiant heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. The systems depend largely on delivering heat directly from the surface to the people via infrared radiation.
There are three types of radiant floor heat — radiant air floors (air is the heat-carrying medium), electric radiant floors, and hot water (hydronic) radiant floors. You can further categorize these types by installation. Carpet Heater is a form of electric radiant floor heating.
ELECTRIC RADIANT FLOOR HEATING
Electric radiant floors typically consist of electric cables built into the floor. Systems that feature mats of electrically conductive plastic mounted on the subfloor below a floor covering such as tile are also available. The problem with this form of installation below the wood or vinyl tile floor surface is that you lose significant heating, whereas carpets do not block the radiant heat from passing through. It is more porous and accessible. Also, the built-in flooring heaters are generally very expensive to install, are not easily accessible, and takes much longer to heat up.
Electric radiant floors can be made cost-effective if they include a significant thermal mass below it, such as a thick concrete floor and your electric utility company offers time-of-use rates. Time-of-use rates allow you to “charge” the concrete floor with heat during off-peak hours (approximately 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.). The floor’s thermal mass can store the heat in it and keep the house comfortable for eight to ten hours without any further electrical input, particularly when daytime temperatures are significantly warmer than nighttime temperatures. This saves a considerable number of energy dollars compared to heating at peak electric rates during the day.