Nuheat as a Heat Source
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Nuheat Floor Heating Systems
Nuheat is a clean soundless system that brings warmth to any space. Nuheat Floor Heating Systems provide radiant zone heating which is very energy efficient. Zone heating using a programmable thermostat, means heating room by room, use by use - heat only where you want, when you want it. Electric radiant heat allows homeowners to lower their central heating system while still being comfortable. It offers an energy saving alternative to keeping the forced air heating system running throughout the entire house and can help reduce a home's overall energy consumption. And because Nuheat has no moving parts and once installed is safely encased in thinset/mortar, Nuheat is 100% maintenance free and will last the lifetime of your floors.
Radiant heat is a comfortable healthy way to warm any space.
The applications for Nuheat can go beyond simply the bathroom or kitchen, and can serve as more than just a luxury. If rooms in your home comply with modern insulation requirements for your region, Nuheat can act as an effective and efficient heat source. This means less dependence on additional heat sources, as well as reduced energy costs associated with heating. However, for rooms with lower insulation levels (in older homes), additional heat sources may still be required, especially if upgrading insulation values proves difficult. Upgrading your insulation, however, regardless of your heat source will not only keep your house warmer but also lower heating bills.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use Nuheat to replace my electric baseboard heaters?
A: Yes, Nuheat produces 12 watts per square foot (41BTUs per square foot) and can easily heat most rooms.
Q: Does Nuheat use more electricity than electric baseboard heaters?
A: No! Any properly sized electric heating device will require the same amount of electricity to maintain or change a room’s temperature.
Q: Can I use Nuheat to replace my water radiator?
A: Yes, Nuheat is a viable alternative to water radiators. Invisible and maintenance-free, Nuheat is an easy heating replacement during renovations.
Q: Will Nuheat heat the whole room or just the floor?
A: The whole room! Nuheat transforms the entire floor area into the room’s heat source — guaranteeing even, consistent heat.
Nuheat vs Baseboard Heaters
|Floor Size||Baseboard Heater||Nuheat|
|BTU Sample Output|
|Floor Size||Baseboard Heater||Nuheat|
|50 Sq Ft||1,700 BTU||2,050 BTU|
|100 Sq Ft||3,400 BTU||4,100 BTU|
|200 Sq Ft||6,800 BTU||8,200 BTU|
Nuheat can serve as a viable and practical alternative to traditional electric baseboard heaters. The practicality of electric radiant systems - such as Nuheat - is based in their ability to heat by zones. This zone heating is inherently efficient because it targets specific living areas, allowing their temperature to be individually controlled.
By controlling the temperature of specific areas instead of the whole living space, energy consumption is greatly reduced. And this efficiency doesn't come at the expense of heating quality. Traditionally, electric baseboard heaters are installed according to the rule of thumb that each room should be heated by 34 BTU (British Thermal Units) per square foot (given average insulation). Nuheat produces over 41 BTU per square foot.
The table to the right shows a comparison of the BTU output at various square footages for Nuheat and electric baseboard heaters.
Operating Cost Calculator
Most bathrooms and kitchens will cost pennies a day to operate. The actual cost of operating Nuheat Floor Heating Systems will depend on the size of the floor area, cost of electricity in your area and length of time the Nuheat system will be turned on.
Because Nuheat directly heats the occupants of the room (via contact between a heated surface and your feet), you can decrease the ambient air temperature without sacrificing comfort. Heat emanates from the entire floor surface as opposed to a single vent or baseboard heater. The cost of operating Nuheat can be offset by savings from being less reliant on traditional heat sources.
Use our Operating Cost Calculator to determine how much it will cost to operate Nuheat Floor Heating Systems.
|Heated Floor Size||Nuheat is not installed beneath cabinets, bathtubs, and other fixed furniture. Do not include this in your square footage calculation.|
|Electricity Cost||The cents per kilowatt hour charge can be found on your electrical bill or on your provincial / state government website. The average is 12¢ / kWh.|
|Daily Heating Time||Typical "on-times" are from 6:30am-8am & 6pm-10pm (total 5.5 hours). The on-time can be reduced by following a few Energy Saving Tips.|
Direct Conductive Heating
In lieu of heating and reintroducing warm air into a room, Nuheat directly heats the occupants of a room through conduction, as well as controlling the air temperature by introducing heat directly to the room. Because this heat emanates from the entire floor surface, the heat is even, consistent and most concentrated under 6 feet - where most of us spend our time. This translates into consistent comfort despite a cooler ambient air temperature. And by maintaining a cooler ambient temperature - while still maintaining comfort - energy cost are reduced and heating becomes more efficient.
By the virtue of its installation method, Nuheat is encased in a thermal mass (thinset layers above and below the Nuheat system). This thermal mass retains and stores the heat emitted by the system. Even after Nuheat is turned off, this thermal mass continues to feel warm and emit its stored heat - again increasing efficiency and reducing energy costs.
Nuheat is a service-free product, boasting a 25-year warranty and requiring no maintenance. Because the heating source is safely incased between layers of thinset, there is no concern of furniture, drapes or children coming in contact with the heating source.
Baseboard heaters are unsightly and protrude from the wall any where from 4" to 5". Nuheat, on the other hand, is a nearly invisible product, tucked neatly beneath the flooring surface - its stylish thermostats being the only visible aspect of the system. And given the fact heat emanates from the entire floor, there's no need to worry about furniture covering heat registers or the proximity of items to a baseboard heater. Nuheat allows complete freedom for decorating, while maintaining a comfortable room temperature.
How to Replace Your Baseboard Heater with a Nuheat Floor Heating System
Before you start, confirm the baseboard is on a dedicated circuit (Nuheat requires a dedicated circuit). If the wattage of Nuheat Mat is greater than that of your baseboard heater, ensure the total load will not exceed breaker size.