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Electric Radiant Heating

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains the basics of installing electric radiant heat

Electric radiant heat has been on the market for awhile now. We've found it's usually an easy sell to customers who don't like a chilly floor on their feet in the morning. Another great use for it can be in a bathroom remodel, where it might not otherwise be cost effective to get conventional heating in a room. And some super efficient green homes without a central heating system are using electric radiant heat mats to provide supplemental warmth.

Several companies make these mats. We like the products made by NuHeat and here's why: They warranty their products to be free from defects in material and workmanship effective on the date of the purchase by the original purchaser, effective for a period of twenty-five (25) years under tile, stone, laminate, and engineered wood floors. That's hard to beat.