Comfort Radiant Heating

Fact-Based Comparison
Low-Voltage Radiant vs. High Voltage Radiant

Efficiency Low Voltage
Radiant Heat System
High Voltage
Electric Baseboard
High Voltage
In-Floor
Radiant Heat
Efficiency at 100% of capacity 100% 60% 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 economically YES YES YES
Floor covering - Compatibility without restructuring the design YES YES NO
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 NO YES
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 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, allergens 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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