Radiant Heat Low Voltage

 

Low Voltage vs Line Voltage (High Voltage)


Choosing the right radiant floor warming system can be frustrating, because there are important factors to consider. We are a distributor for low voltage and line voltage products, and we can help you select the best product for your individual needs.


  • Low Voltage Radiant Heat System
  • 25 Year Element Warranty
    (highest in the industry)
  • Fairly simple installation
  • Low Voltage - ensures safety (6-30 volts)
  • High Quality Thermostat
  • Very little Floor Buildup
  • Least Expensive above 200 Square Feet

  • Line Voltage Radiant Heat System
  • 10 Year Warranty
    (parts and labor)
  • Easiest radiant heat system to install
  • Standard line voltage (110 / 220 volts)
  • High Quality Thermostat
  • Very little Floor Buildup
  • Least Expensive between 10-100 sq ft.

Heating System Comparison
Efficiency
Low Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Efficiency at 100% of capacity
100%
100%
100%
Efficient - relative thermal
100%
50-75%
100%
100% of energy is delivered to
heat element
YES
YES
YES
Proper sized capacity of "Off Peak" conditions
YES
YES
NO
Maintenance
Low-Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Annual Maintenance Required - filters to clean or change
NO
YES
NO
Easy to repair
YES
YES
NO
Controls - simple and reliable
YES
YES
YES
Cost Savings
Low-Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Expandable - easily and econimcally
YES
YES
YES
Floor covering - Compatible
with all
YES
YES
VARIES
Floor space required for installation (mechanical room)
NO
YES
NO
Decorating limitations for furnishings, wall coverings, etc. (no registers, grills, radiators)
NO
YES
NO
Installation and Operation - simple
YES
YES
NO
Structural building cost increases required to accommodate
NO
NO
NO
Venting required to outside and combustion air required
NO
NO
NO
Concrete required - regular or lightweight
NO
NO
NO
Remodeling
Low-Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Retrofitability - in existing concrete or ashpalt
YES
NO
NO
Retrofit into joist space effectively
YES
NO
NO
Simple modification for remodeling
YES
NO
YES
Easy and effective for large or small areas
YES
YES
YES
Minimal floor section height increase (1/8" or less)
YES
YES
NO
Health & Safety
Low-Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Health & Medical (doesn't distribute dust, pollen, allergyns through the air)
YES
YES
YES
Environmentally-friendly (Greenhouse, glycol, etc.)
YES
YES
YES
Safety (no high-voltage, no hot surfaces, no combustible gases)
YES
NO
NO
 
 
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