Do You Really Love Grandma?
About five years ago, my Dad passed away. His health had been deteriorating for years and he passed quickly after breaking a hip. He never made it home after the surgery, but the drugs made him quite entertaining for the nurses those last couple of weeks.
Mom has always been independent, but my wife and I didn’t think she should be living alone in her late 70’s. The three of us set out to merge two households of furniture into one and find a rhythm that wouldn’t disrupt any of the life patterns each of us had developed over the decades.
Vince Cormier of Globex Development and ThermaRay’s Greg Whittier brought the HEAT to Engineers, Architects, Contractors and Developers at the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) show in Moncton, New Brunswick, May 18-19, 2016.
Our electric radiant heating systems are 15% less expensive than Hot Water Baseboard, 43% less expensive than Oil Hot Air, 52% less expensive than Heat Pump and 56% less expensive than Hydronic Oil.
The savings continue due to the ease of installation. You will also save time and money utilizing lower cost laborers compared to HVAC and Electrical professionals with our easy installation process.
How does your heating system impact the on-time completion of your construction project?
Every Project Manager understands there are three key variables in any project:
- Scope: what work needs done?
- Time: how much time does it take to complete each task and when must it be completed?
- Resources: what materials, equipment, people and money are required to complete the project?
This home, located in Burton, New Brunswick Canada proves just how energy efficient a SmartRooms home can be. Despite the 400+ square feet of glass, facing north, this 4,000 square foot home is very inexpensive to heat despite the cold climate.
While the home was built with energy efficiency in mind, it didn’t go overboard. The walls are constructed using ICF technology (R22), insulated windows and doors, and R50 in the ceiling. Fairly typical for home construction in 2004.
We partially converted a home from electric baseboard to radiant heat in a few rooms.
The owners so enjoyed the comfort of the radiant heating system they wanted it throughout their home including the entire extension. They replaced the electric baseboards in their kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with electric radiant heat. They also added about 2,000 additional square feet to the home.
Utility companies will often offer their customers the ability to choose an alternative rate structure. Sometimes these are referred to as “Off-Peak” or “Time-of-Use” rates.
Utilities are often subject to peak demand. That is to say at certain points in the day their customers demand more energy than at other times. This peak demand usually occurs during the day.
We all want to save energy. Whether your main reason is to be environmentally friendly (“green”) or just to save money, we all recognize the importance of not wasting energy.
Did you know that the very nature of radiant heat can do that for you?
With so many different products to use, how does one know which is the best fit for them? It’s not an easy question to answer.
Each of our Electric Radiant Heating System products has its particular niche application. Some are “better” in certain circumstances while others are “better” in other circumstances.