Bethesda, is on the Forbes list of “most educated small towns”, and this is confirmed as well with the way the entire town is embracing electric floor heating. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that warm tiles, and subsequently warm feet, is better than ice cold tiles and feet, but, having a high IQ does make it easier to go through all the pros of radiant floor heating!” exclaimed Steve Kaempf, Vice President of Sales for Floor Heat Systems, Inc. The energy savings is something easy to computer, even for the “not so bright”. InfraFloor radiant floor heating concentrates warmth near the floor (living area) where people need it, not near the ceiling. When warmth generated by the electric floor heat is concentrated near the floor, you feel warmer. Since you feel warmer, you can turn down the central thermostat. ASHRAE reports a comfortable temperature is 70 degrees F. Forced air systems must be set at 75°F to feel this warm, whereas an electric floor warming system can be set at 66°F to feel this comfortable. This little adjustment reduces your energy costs substantially. “For each degree that you turn down your thermostat, you can save between 3 and 5% on your overall bill. So – if you can turn your thermostat down from 75ºF to 66ºF, you will save 9 times 3-5% or up to 45% on your bill,” says Steve.
Your electric utility company may also offer additional incentives for installing an in floor heating system as well! Also – programmable thermostats help insure maximum savings, and you can install one in each room to maximize savings and localize the heat.
InfraFloor’s announced that its radiant floor heating systems are no longer only for the North as the polar vortex of 2014 wreaked havoc on the South. InfraFloor is now offering discounted floor warming systems to help Southerners cope with continued continental cooling.
In states south of the Mason-Dixon Line, From Texas to North Carolina, southerners are coping with the kind of frightful weather that typically has Northerners fleeing southward. Snow accumulations and ice storms have Southern governors calling for states of emergency and the weather channel naming snow storms. Winter’s misery was visited on hundreds of thousands without power as heavy ice brought down trees and power lines. Paralyzed roads forced students to spend the night at school. Flight cancellations stranded people in airports for hours while icy roads caused widespread accidents, abandoned cars and huge traffic jams. Governors urged residents to stay at home. Schools and many offices were closed for days. People packed supermarkets to stock up on essentials.
Although nothing can be done about the weather, InfraFloor’s floor warming systems will have southerners basking in warmth like they’re sipping sweet tea on the front porch on a warm afternoon. Besides providing welcome relief, warmth and comfort from frightful weather, InfraFloor’s warm floors are easy to install and save energy compared to gas-forced-air furnaces, heat pumps, baseboards and most certainly, portable space heaters.
InfraFloor electric radiant floor heating can be easily installed in individual rooms, one at a time, starting with the coldest or the most used room. Various floor warming systems and installation methods can accommodate almost any floor covering. Ceramic, marble, porcelain and stone tile floors are some of the most common floor coverings over radiant heat. However, for those who prefer to save time and avoid cement, InfraFloor makes floor warming systems designed for fast and easy installation under floating laminate and engineered woods floors. InfraFloor’s radiant floor heating systems and installation methods can also accommodate nailed-down wood, carpet and vinyl floors.
InfraFloor’s electric warm floors save energy. According to The American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, radiant heating systems should reduce building heat load by 25% to 35% over convective systems that warm the air which rises and is lost to the ceiling. In addition, The United Stated Department of Energy estimates that as much as 35% of convective heat is lost in the ductwork. What’s more, given that InfraFloor’s electric floor warming systems can be thermostatically controlled by individual room based on use, it’s easy to see the potential for significant energy savings.