Radiant Floor Heating Usage Rises in the Homes
Among the many upgrades Ken and Betty Maxwell added to their new home, the most treasured one will never be seen, radiant floor heating. I talked to trades people on the construction site and our gas utility servicemen and they all recommended it" explains Ken. "From the day we moved in we've been very impressed with it."

Although a revolutionary idea to most, radiant floor heating has been the most popular choice among European homeowners for a long time. The Warm Rite Floor™ system uses innovative technology under sub floors in every room, generating heat from the ground up. It can reduce your heating bills, consuming up to 30% less energy than a forced air furnace.
In a radiant floor heating system, the heat radiates from the floor creating less heat loss through the ceiling. With radiant floor heat there is less air movement which keeps the dust down, provides a healthier room environment for allergy sufferers. Many radiant floor heating users can be content with room temperatures 6 to 8 degrees Celsius lower than with a traditional furnace. That difference translates into huge savings on your energy bills.

Although radiant floor heating systems can cost about 25% more to install than a forced air furnace, homeowners can usually recover the costs over time.

Architect Robert Dyck finds radiant floor heating appealing for more than just the money a homeowner saves, but also the space they gain. There's no heating registers or ugly baseboard heaters along the wall, so you're free to use all the interior floor space."

Professional installers can connect the system to your water heater or a separate boiler. The tubing used in the Warm Rite floor system is an aluminum tube bonded between two layers of plastic. To find out how radiant floor heating can fit into your new home plans, talk to your building contractor or contact Interma Radiant Heating at (705) 422-1082.
Homeowners Upgrade their Bathroom Comfort too
Homeowners upgrade their bathroom comfort in their homes into "extra special" sanctuaries with the luxurious warmth of Warm Rite Floors. Fast, easy and cost effective to install, Warm Rite floor not only adds value to bathroom floors, you can use it throughout the house under ceramic, hardwood, vinyl, laminate, carpet and concrete. It also transforms the basement into wonderfully warm and inviting living spaces, and it delivers substantial energy savings.
Homeowners Warm up to Radiant Heating
The answer to lower home heating costs could be right under your toes. Radiant floor heating, such as the Warm Rite Floor™, uses innovative technology under the sub floors in your home to generate heat from the ground up. It not only creates a more comfortable environment, it can reduce your heating bills -- consuming up to to 30% less energy than a traditional forced air furnace. The idea isn't a new one. In fact, the concept has been the most popular choice among European homeowners. Now, North Americans are discovering that the many benefits of radiant heating are more than just hot air.

Believe it or not, if your feet stay warm, the rest of your body will feel warm. Because radiant floor heating provides higher temperatures at the ground level, you can actually lower the thermostat and not notice the difference. Even a few degrees lower can make a big difference in your fuel bills. Compared to the traditional forced air furnace, radiant floor heating has the upper hand in so many ways. With a furnace, the hot air is directed upwards and gets trapped at the ceiling, creating the common "cold feet, hot head" syndrome common to Canadian households. Homeowners don't feel the heat, so they turn up the thermostat. And the wasteful cycle continues.

In a radiant floor heating system, the heat radiates from the floor creating a more constant room temperature and less heat loss through the ceiling. With radiant floor heating there is less air movement which keeps the dust down, providing a healthier room environment for allergy sufferers. Radiant floor heating systems can be installed anywhere in and around the home to improve the comfort levels in any room. Embedded in concrete basement floors, it adds a warm touch to a family rec room. Tile floors in kitchens, bathrooms and foyers all benefit from the more efficient, ground-up warmth. It works well under hardwood, ceramic tile, carpet or vinyl flooring. Professional installers can connect the system to your water heater or a separate boiler. In Canada, IPEX Inc. manufactures the pipe under the brand name Kitec®, the essential part of the Warm Rite Floor system.
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