The headlines tell us that Ukraine fears imminent invasion, that Russian spy ships were detected off the coast of Florida, that this could be the start of World War III. The good news is that it’s not too late to experience the soothing comfort and joy of Floor Heat System’s electric radiant floor heating.
In times of crisis, whether real as in the case of Ukraine or imagined as in global warming, people begin to think about doing the important things in life. Whether it’s telling someone they are loved, forgiving past transgressions or installing warm floors, it’s never too late to do what’s right for country, family and the environment.
The soothing comfort of electric radiant floor heat is definitely a “must do” experience. Stepping barefoot on a warm tile, laminate or wood floor is comparable to a walk on the beach. Warmth radiating from floor to head level is not only comforting, it is energy efficient. 100% of the energy expended with electric underfloor heating is utilized to warm the floor. No energy is wasted in the ductwork or rising to the ceiling as with convection heating systems. Moreover, individual rooms can be thermostatically controlled based on different times of use and temperature requirements.
Since floor heat radiates healthy warmth like the sun and is not blown in like a nor’easter, there are no chilly drafts blowing dust, dirt and allergens around the home. Warm floors create a calm, quiet, draft-free sanctuary where families can escape the cares of the world while re-energizing for the day.
More good news is that InfraFloor’s facilities have not been appropriated for conversion to wartime armaments production. InfraFloor’s 50,000 square foot, fully integrated, manufacturing facility is still dedicated to the production of high quality, low cost, electric radiant floor heating systems. There is no better time to install a healthy, comforting, warm floor than right now as the brutal winter reluctantly releases its grasp or as preparation for next year’s inevitable arctic blast.
In 1686 – a Dutchman named Robert Sanders purchased the site known as Poughkeepsie, New York from Native Americans. It became the second capital of New York and was the place where New York became the 11th colony to ratify the United States Constitution. Because of Metropolitan Builders, the revolution of Infrafloor’s under floor heating systems continues in full force.
Poughkeepsie - 1947
Consumers in Poughkeepsie and the surrounding area continue to “ratify” the idea of warm floors and are excited about the products that Floor Heat Systems Inc. offers to consumers throughout North America. For Metropolitan Builders this time, they chose the cable floor heating system. InfraFloor’s cable system is an inexpensive option which can be installed in any mortar and/or thinset. The cable floor heating system also provides for the most flexible radiant floor heating installation as they are manually strung into place across the floor using guide brackets for spacing. The spacing options (2″ or 3″) allow you also to increase or decrease the watt density according to your needs. With the 2″ spacing the power watt density will be 15 watts per square foot, and with the 3″ spacing, the power watt density is 12 watts per square foot. Poughkeepsie is the site of the “Vanderbilt mansion”, where no expense was spared and opulent luxury reigns supreme. Underfloor heating, in the past, was reserved for the elite homeowners, however, now, with Floor Heat Systems, Inc., it has become an affordable luxury, available to all homeowners across this great land!
According to Floor Heat Systems, Inc., North American homeowners should not expect global warming to last through next winter. Instead, the manufacturer of electric radiant floor heat systems is warning that summer is the best time to install warm floors.
InfraFloor’s internal panel on comfort conservation warns that global warming cannot be expected to last through next winter and advises North Americans to utilize the summer months to install warm flooring. There is no better opportunity than the summer to set time aside and prepare for next winters inevitable arctic plunge into freezing temperatures.
Meteorologists have a difficult job predicting the daily weather accurately, much less what is going to happen next winter. InfraFloor advises homeowners to never forget last winter’s record freezing temperatures, treacherous icy roads, enormous snow accumulations and power outages. Since weather history tends to repeat itself, albeit cyclically, installing radiant floor heat in the summer is a prudent measure to prepare the home for optimal comfort in the winter.
As an added benefit, not only will comfort be conserved with warm floors, energy usage will be conserved as well. A little known fact is that radiant heating reduces building heat load by 25-35% compared to convection heating according to the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. Moreover, with radiant floor heat there is no heat lost in the ductwork which can amount up to 35% according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Radiant warm floors are best installed in summer when tile and wood flooring materials can be trimmed outside and when mortar for setting tile can be mixed outside, sparing the indoor air environment from dust and airborne particulates. What’s more, InfraFloor is offering off-season discounts to promote summer installations of radiant floor heat and to contribute to the global comfort conservation effort.