Winter’s near. Are you prepared? You have options of cranking up the thermostat, do the layer game, or search for other types of home heating products to keep you and the family warm.
Good news is, there’s a wide range of products that can warm your home in amazing ways, from heated rugs to counter tops to driveways. Here’s a list of the innovative options you can update your home with:
Radiators and vented systems work perfectly well throughout the house, but add a few radiant heating panels to your room of choice to fire up the cozy factor. Infrared heating works by heating the surface area of a room, rather than the volume, which means they are heating considerably less to provide the same amount of heat. In addition, you are heating solid walls or objects with infrared radiation and these have a thermal mass, which means they retain heat and help keep the home cozy. Conversely, air has no thermal mass, so in the case of traditional convection warmed rooms, when a door is opened, the hot air will quickly escape requiring you to reheat the room to feel warm again. The electric infrared panels also only take about 30 seconds to reach full operating temperature and therefore are much more efficient at heating a space than conventional space heating heaters. Another major advantage of infrared heating is that unlike conventional heaters that just heat the air, infrared heaters heat the walls, which will mean they stay completely dry. Therefore infrared heating helps prevent the spread of mold in the property.
You might love a fresh snowfall a little more if you don’t have to shovel it. You can increase safety and eliminate snow and ice by installing a heated driveway. Heated driveways are actually radiant floor heating systems, which can be installed both indoors and out. For outdoor use, radiant floor systems are quite beneficial to those who live in snowy climates, as they function as a snow-melting system, virtually eliminating the need for physical snow removal. When temperatures drop, heated water and antifreeze are pumped into the tubing, melting any snow that collects on your driveway. From the comfort of your home, you can flip a switch and watch the snow melt away.
Heated Rug Pads
You simply place the heating mat under your area rug and plug it in. It’s like an electric blanket for your floor and an attractive solution for warming cold spots in any room of the home. they are energy efficient and can even save you money over the long term. Since the heat produced by radiant floor heating systems is consistent and even, you may find yourself using central heating systems far less frequently than you used to, or being able to lower the temperature on your thermostat. For every degree you can lower your thermostat, your heating bills can be reduced.
Heated Counter tops
The cool touch of granite is fabulous in the summer, but it’s not so great when you’re trying to make coffee on a chilly winter morning. There are 3 varieties to best suit your needs: Fully integrated, custom stick-on and standard stick-on. Having one is a totally unique patented heating solution.
Heated Towel Rack
Heated towel rails are not only practical but add that extra touch of luxury to your bathroom. There is nothing more comforting than a toasty warm towel after a wonderfully relaxing shower. And for those colder winter months, a heated towel rail can dry your wet towels quickly and conveniently. There’s a wide selection of heated towel rails in a range of sizes and finishes to suit any bathroom design and at any budget you may have.
Heated Mattress Cover
Many people in the United States have never heard of electric heated mattress pads. Of those who know about them, most are surprised to learn that only four companies produce almost every electric mattress pad sold in the United States. Each of these producers sells under many brands. The heating technologies and the fabrics between each of the four producers vary considerably but the brands within each separate producer are quite similar.
Warmer feet improve your balance, whether you are looking to maintain comfort and warmth in your feet or keep your boots dry. There are a wide range of foot warmers and dryers available in the market.
Heated Slippers are a solution for cold feet when sitting in front of the computer plugged into a USB port or while watching TV using a USB adapter. The temperature is warm, not hot. It’s so convenient and comfortable to keep you warm through the winter.
Heated Toilet Seat
Imagine life with a heated and lighted toilet seat in the winter. Pretty cool huh?
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