SpeedHeat®, a world leader in the electric radiant floor heating industry, recently unveiled their Generation4™ floor warming systems in the United States. SpeedHeat’s proprietary Generation4™ systems are the most technologically advanced electric radiant floor heating systems in the world. The newly introduced G4™ product line offers consumers the latest evolution in radiant heating with customized comfort and uncompromised safety. The systems also promote healthier environments and enhance energy conservation and green building efforts.
Because of the Generation4™ products and application principles, the G4™ system is the only one approved by leading wood and laminate companies
SpeedHeat® Revolutionizes Radiant Heating with a Fourth Generation System:
While floor heating has been around since ancient times, SpeedHeat® has taken the technology to the next level. The first generation of floor heating was invented by the Romans with installation UNDER the slab. Second generation systems were developed for installation IN the slab (such as hydronic heating that relies on hot water being pumped through pipes). Third generation floor warming systems were developed to go on TOP of the slab, but under a pad or other insulating material. Finally, SpeedHeat’s Generation4™ systems were developed to be installed directly ‘IN TOUCH’ with floor finishes offering the highest level of responsiveness and the closest source of radiant heat to maximize energy savings and enhance comfort.
Is G4™ Really Better? Aren’t All Floor Warming Products Basically the Same?:
Just as there are differences between a high-end luxury vehicle and a basic economy car, there are many distinctions in floor warming products. While heating elements may look similar, what’s inside makes a world of difference to performance and comfort. SpeedHeat’s G4™ systems are characterized by four distinct advantages:
Only SpeedHeat’s Generation4™ systems are fully customized to meet the specific needs of each application. Before a SpeedHeat® system is created, a consumer’s comfort preferences, geographical location and function of the room, floor coverings, subfloor construction and even microclimates are all considered. Other companies offer a ‘one system does it all’ approach and only increase the element pitch to achieve reduced power per square foot, but without reducing the output per lineal foot, like SpeedHeat® does, this ‘one for all’ approach stresses and can partially overheat a sensitive floor.
Optimized Energy Conservation:
Because SpeedHeat’s feather thin Generation4™ heating element is optimally engineered to be ‘in touch’ with floor finishes, it warms floors faster than any other systems and at lower, safer temperatures. Because the element is installed closer to the surface than other products, it uses less energy to operate. SpeedHeat® also uses more element per square foot than other manufacturers to achieve unequalled low operating temperatures which also reduces energy consumption. Because SpeedHeat’s G4™ systems are the most responsive, their Intellistat™ thermostats also achieve comfort balance with microclimate adjustments, versus fully cycling on an off like other systems, which makes them even more efficient to operate.
Promotes Healthier Environments:
SpeedHeat’s Generation4™ systems maintain temperature at lower levels than the competitor’s products. This in turn means that G4™ does not dry out air as much as older generation systems. Lower air temperatures contain a lesser amount of moisture and bacteria, thus humidity discomfort and the levels of airborne particles are reduced. In fact, even the Department of Energy says, "Radiant heating has a number of advantages: It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. The lack of moving air can also be advantageous to people with severe allergies."
Only SpeedHeat’s G4™ systems feature the patented PTCSelfControl™ flexible heating element that is the thinnest in the industry at less than 1/16" in diameter. The self-regulating element prevents overheating, and the multi-stranded core is protected with a tough outer sheath to stop abrasion and corrosion offering flexibility under floor coverings that shift. All SpeedHeat® products have undergone rigorous testing, including complete submersion in water while energized. All systems feature a full-surround ground screen that is an effective EMR, EMI and RFI shield, and GFCI protection provides absolute electrical safety. SpeedHeat’s products are all UL-listed and National Electric Code (NEC) compliant.
Generation4™ Achieves Perfect Comfort:
"Because of the Generation4™ products and application principles, the G4™ system is the only one approved by leading wood and laminate companies," explains Pieter Jansens, Chairman of SpeedHeat International. "We take a holistic approach to heating, plus we go a few steps further than basic flooring protection needs, and our technology is more advanced. When all the advantages of a G4™ system are combined, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts."
SpeedHeat® Offers G4™ Warming Solutions for the Whole Home:
SpeedHeat’s electric radiant heating solutions can be installed under virtually any flooring material including: carpet, ceramic tile, stone, floating wood, laminates, vinyl and more. Whether building a new home or remodeling, SpeedHeat’s Generation4™ systems are easy to install in a single room or throughout an entire house. Generation4™ products include: TileWarm™ woodBEwarmer™ and CarpetMate™
Zero Installation Option — RugBuddy™ Offers Plug-‘N-Warm Simplicity:
Another unique "zone heating" option is RugBuddy™ — the only UL-listed heating mat in the world, approved for use under area rugs. It is an ideal solution when installing fixed electric radiant floor heating is not an option. Like an electric blanket for the floor, RugBuddy™ turns regular area rugs into invisible space heaters and is an ideal solution for warming cold spots in any room of the home or office.