One of South America's most stable and prosperous nations is the Republic of Chile. It is a recognized middle power and has an emerging economy. Now – it also boasts of being able to provide Thermosoft's floor heating to its people. Warm tiles were a strange concept to this nation only a few short years ago, but now in floor heat has become popular and in some of the colder regions – a necessity. There is a strong desire by the Chileans to reduce power consumption and electric floor heat is perfect for this goal. Radiant floor heat provides for energy savings because of its efficiencies. In a forced air system, the heat typically blows around, and drifts up to the ceiling almost immediately. In – floor heating provides for warmth to begin at the floor, and then rise up. Also, radiant floor heat can be zoned to heat a particular room at a particular time, versus forced air or even baseboard heat,that is rarely zoned so acutely.
Thermosoft Chile is partnering with Chilectra- the largest electrical energy provider in Chile – and is helping the constituents across the nation understand the energy saving benefits of radiant floor heating. "The energy efficiency comes in various forms. With an in floor heating system, the warm floor heats evenly and rises slowly to the top of the room. Most of the electric radiant floor heat is efficiently transferred to the objects it comes in contact with (ie your feet, body etc.) Contrast this with a conventional forced air heating system, where heat registering at over 100 degrees farenheit blasts out of the furnace and into the heating ducts. Through the heating ducts it goes, until it comes out of every possible register in every room of the house. Once it exits into the room, the warm air promptly rushes up to the ceiling," describes Dimitry Kochman, Vice President of Research and Development at Thermosoft. With Thermosoft's partnership, Chile has never been warmer and never been so energy efficient!
Sitting at the foot of October Mountain State Forest in Massachusetts is the comfortable, yet rustic Eastover Hotel and Retreat. It boasts the largest indoor space in Berkshire County and has enormous outdoor grounds as well, which are perfect for large group gatherings, concerts and banquets. There is much to do in the area, including biking, hiking and climbing, as well as meditating in nature. Now, it also adds radiant floor heating to its list of features that separates the Eastover Hotel and Retreat from the rest. Electric floor heating is being installed in the main lobby, and in the bathrooms of some of the rooms at the Massachusetts hotel. Dan Walsh, operator of the Eastover Hotel & Resort, said, "We have our first floor heating mats installed in the lobby and we are looking to do more, so far it is all good." So as the cool season sets in, the warm floors will be a welcome addition to all the patrons after a day in the outdoors.
Electric radiant floor heating can either serve as a sole source of heating, or it can serve as a complimentary heat source, creating warm tiles and luxury. This is the goal of the Eastover Hotel. The Eastover Hotel boasts several different types of accommodations to suit your needs. There is the East Colonial, West Colonial and South Gable rooms, which are more traditional hotel rooms, featuring one and two bed arrangements. The ranch house accommodates larger groups and is perfect for family gatherings etc. Now, as you enjoy the wonderful accommodations described above, you will also be able to bask in the luxury of warm floors featured in some of these rooms. For more information about the Eastover Hotel & Retreat, please go to www.eastover.com, and tell them Thermosoft sent you!
Yoder's Building Supply, located in Carolina, has been in the building supply business for over 20 years, and has expanded a four man operation to over 135 employees. When Maurice Mast (Yoder's purchasing) was searching for a good electric radiant floor heating source, he had many options. The internet has a host of resources for floor warming systems, but this is not the way the Yoder's has built their company.
Yoder's has built their business with doing a great job – and letting those they serve spread this by word of mouth.
"We had a builder that wanted to install in floor heating in the bathrooms, so we talked to one of the most reputable tile installers we knew, asked where he would recommend us getting our electric radiant heat system from, and he referred us to Thermosoft," said Martin Mast.
Since their first purchase a few years ago of heated floor systems, Yoder's has consistently returned to Thermosoft for their radiant flooring. Yoder's Building Supply mission is to serve their customers and help them be successful in business, and Thermosoft's floor warming systems have now become a part of this mission. Yoder's is also passionate about the Jamaica Relief Ministries, which was birthed in the aftermath of Hurricane Gilbert in 1989. They may not need to warm their floors in Jamaica – but they do need generous people and organizations like the Yoder's, stepping up to help for a good cause.