The building industry today is rife with new ways to incorporate energy efficiency into the building process in a way that will attract customers. If you plan on building a new home for yourself, or you are a builder or architect with an eye on the trends, you might be asking yourself about all the different ways you can combine style with friendliness towards the environment. Electric floor heating is a great way to create an energy efficient winter wonderland.
About Electric Heating
Whether you want to heat a small or a large area, electric floor heating is a simple, effective and energy efficient way to create an environment of ambient heat throughout a home. People love the fact that it provides a gentle, even heat that doesn’t blow around hot air or create hot or cold spots in a room. Heating elements are easily installed under carpet or floating timber floors as well as under hard floors such as tile, stone & polished concrete, to create a comfortable and healthy heated environment.
Great for Winter Savings
Sydney winters aren’t too rough, but we all know how that sea air can chill you to the bone. Nobody likes waking up on a cold morning and having to step barefoot on chilly bathroom tile floors.
People with electric floor heating can seek shelter in their homes. Heating your home with electric floor heat is so simple and can be programmed with a digital thermostat, that you may even turn it on and forget about it. That doesn’t mean you’ll be wasting money since the floor heating automatically turns up and down throughout the day. You’ll have warm floors when you need it and the power will switch off when it’s not needed. This ultimately helps you save money.
You can save additional money simply by using less energy to warm a room. Because radiant floor heating works by heating surfaces and then the air, you can sit comfortably in a room that is actually a few degrees cooler than normal heating systems would make it.
Different Types of Electric Heating
You have a few options to consider when it comes to electric heating:
The in-screed heating cable is very popular and versatile because of its flexibility. It can easily curve around stairs and round rooms, and is often built into bathrooms.
Ultra Thin mats are great because they are easiest to install, and are most popular in bathrooms. Tiles can be glued directly to the mat, and their response time is fast enough to give you your desired temperature in just an hour.
The in-slab heating cable is good for large areas where the slab will be used for heat storage. It has a slow response time, from 10 to 24 hours.
Under Carpet and Timber
The Therma Mat is an under carpet and under timber heating option that is ideal for large areas and very easy to install close to the floor surface. This also means that it heats up within 15 to 30 minutes.
Interested in learning more about how you can create an energy efficient winter wonderland with electric floor heating? Get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney today.