There are a number of reasons why so many people prefer heated floor systems over more traditional types of heating systems. One of the main reasons is because radiant floor heating systems provide a very comfortable feel and are completely noiseless while in operation. The heat is distributed from the ground up giving warmth to the feet and the body first, dispensing heat evenly throughout the entire floor. This is what makes heated floors completely unique and different from other warming units such as wood stoves, hot air systems and radiators which only warm confined areas. Another great benefit to having heated floor systems is that they are energy efficient. Since the system allows you to heat room by room, use by use, where you want and when you want it, heating bills can be lowered substantially.
When a switch is made to this radiant floor heating system it prevents common problems such as drafts and the circulation of dust associated with forced air heating systems occurring. This is of special benefit to allergy sufferers who are looking to get rid of all the allergens lurking in their homes as well as prevent any future ones from gaining entry.
The Company Nuheat, manufactures an electric radiant floor heating system that provides clean, soundless heat through various types of flooring surfaces including tile, stone, granite, laminate and engineered wood. It is controlled by a thermostat which ensures that it is only in use when needed. As a result, energy consumption is greatly reduced. For example, a 30 square foot heated area of Nuheat will only use the same electricity as three 100-watt light bulbs. Nuheat does not generate any dust or airborne pollutants. The system itself has no particle or material decomposition and once installed is 100% maintenance free and will last the lifetime of your floors.
The actual cost of operating Nuheat Floor Heating Systems will depend on the size of the floor area, cost of electricity in your area and length of time the Nuheat system will be turned on. Traditionally, electric baseboard heaters are installed according to the rule of thumb that each room should be heated by 34 BTU (British Thermal Units) per square foot (given average insulation). Nuheat produces over 41 BTU per square foot. The table below shows a comparison of the BTU output at various square footages for Nuheat and electric baseboard heaters. BTU Sample Output BTU Sample Output BTU Sample Output.
If you are in need of long lasting warmth and comfort then heated floor systems are an excellent way to go. As with any major home renovation, making choices that improve the value of the home while increasing energy efficiency makes for a very smart investment.
All Nuheat Floor Heating Systems are covered by a 25-year warranty. For more details click here Nuheat Warranty Information.
For more information on radiant floor heating or to obtain a quote call Kruse Home Improvement at 860-877-0775.