This month, our President Michael Willburn got down to the specifics on electric radiant heating with Allison Deerr of Reeves Journal, offering a comprehensive look at Electric Radiant Heating. Along with other industry pros, Watts Radiant and Heatizon Systems, the article takes an in-depth look at electric radiant heating as a growing solution for comfort heating. Are you a homeowner or contractor with questions about the safety and installation of electric radiant heating? Are you a plumber wondering why this is an area you should be considering? Don’t miss this article!
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Why should plumbers be looking at electric radiant heating? After all, plumbers and hydronic heat sound like a more natural fit. One good reason is that plumbers and contractor are adding extensive kitchen and bath remodels to their projects list and these residential customers like the idea of floor and countertops equipped with comfort heating. Another factor, there’s a growing list of electric radiant solutions for small spaces and areas where access is limited.
Electric radiant heat may be installed in new construction or as part of a remodeling project for a bathroom, kitchen, entry-way, or other room where comfort warming is desired, said Shelby Hyatt, product manager, Watts Radiant. “Watts’ SunTouch has a wide variety of products that will fit the needs of both new and retrofit applications. Our UnderFloor mat, for example, is a great option when a homeowner requests floor heating after the floor covering has already been installed. With UnderFloor mats, you can simply install the mat under-neath the floor in the joist bay of an unfinished basement or crawl space.”
“We normally see electric cable installed in both new construction and remodeling projects where they are replacing the floor covering with some type of tile or stone product, agreed Michael E. Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems. “We also see quite a bit of our product used in retrofit applications as long as the customer has the available electrical power source. The existing 120-volt circuit can be used if the breaker is changed to a 20 amp breaker and the floor square footage is not too large. If it is a small bathroom these systems can be installed quite easily.”