As we get older, why do we need sweaters and blankets when everyone else in the room is warm and comfortable? As we age, it’s harder and harder for our bodies to generate heat. This results in feeling cold even when the air temperature could be considered comfortable by younger people.
As our parents and grandparents need care as they get older, many need assistance in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. What’s the number one complaint of residents? They always feel too cold!
The facility staff does what anyone would do in those circumstances – they turn up the heat!
Unfortunately, you can’t make an older person warm and comfortable by blowing hot air at them. It just makes them colder because the air blowing across their bodies fails to penetrate and make them feel warmer.
The only way to bring warmth and comfort to our parents and grandparents is with electric radiant heat. Electric radiant heat warms objects and people in the room, not the air!
Best of all, electric radiant heat creates energy savings too!
Check out some of our success stories since 1985:
Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada
It’s extremely rare to find two identical buildings using different heating systems to get a good side-by-side comparison. These buildings are in the same location, right across the street from each other and virtually identical.
The weather is the same, the building plans are identical and they were built by the same contractor and owned by the same developer. The usage is the same as both buildings are 4-plex senior apartments.
The only difference is the heating system. So, here we go, head-to-head in a battle of Hydronic vs. Radiant Heating Systems:
They’re both radiant heating systems, one using the Earth Storage Electric Radiant Heating System and the other an electric boiler hydronic system using pipes.
What’s interesting is the hydronic system requires styrofoam installation under the concrete slab. The Earth Storage Electric Radiant Heating System does not, saving the developer several thousand dollars on material and labor.
In Canada, the code requires insulation under the concrete slab when using a radiant floor system in the basement or slab construction. The building code in the US doesn’t require insulation under the slab in this type of situation.
This generates additional operating savings by not having to pay for unnecessary slab insulation. Our 25+ years of installation and energy savings proves that it isn’t required for Earth Thermal Storage installations.
The end results – $2,872 annual savings with Earth Storage Electric Radiant Heating System.
Assisted Living Facility – Lakota, ND
Results: Since the facility is all on one level, using the under slab radiant panels was an easy solution. The facility had twelve (12) separate heating zones providing heating options to various parts of the facility, eliminating expensive demand charges and taking advantage of lower electric rates.
12,000 sq.ft. Assisted Facility – Rosholt, ND
Challenges: North Dakota winters can be very cold. The operators of this facility wanted the best option to provide comfort and if possible take advantage of off-peak electrical rates.
Results: Since the facility is all on one level, using the under slab radiant panels was an easy solution. The facility had nine (9) separate heating zones providing heating options to various parts of the facility, eliminating expensive demand charges and taking advantage of lower electric rates.
Senior Complex – Saskatchewan Canada
Results: The heat loss was done for each room for this climate. Installation was easy and the system has kept everyone nice and cozy. The owners were able to save $50,000 as the local natural gas company wanted to charge that much just to hook up to their distribution line.
Alaska Pioneer Home- Anchorage, Alaska
Challenges: As we age, we generate less body heat. The only way to comfortably heat seniors is using radiant heat. The ceiling panels had to be shipped via ship from Seattle to Alaska and the construction timing had tight delivery schedules.
Product: Radiant Ceiling Electric Radiant Heating System
Results: The radiant panels were shipped from the east coast to the west coast in time to make the ship’s departure. Installation occurred without any issues and the facility and more importantly the residents, enjoy a very gentle comfortable heat.