According to ThermoSoft International, Inc., North American homeowners should not expect global warming to last through next winter. Instead, the manufacturer of electric radiant floor heat systems is warning that summer is the best time to install warm floors.
ThermoSoft's internal panel on comfort conservation warns that global warming cannot be expected to last through next winter and advises North Americans to utilize the summer months to install warm flooring. There is no better opportunity than the summer to set time aside and prepare for next winters inevitable arctic plunge into freezing temperatures.
Meteorologists have a difficult job predicting the daily weather accurately, much less what is going to happen next winter. ThermoSoft advises homeowners to never forget last winter's record freezing temperatures, treacherous icy roads, enormous snow accumulations and power outages. Since weather history tends to repeat itself, albeit cyclically, installing radiant floor heat in the summer is a prudent measure to prepare the home for optimal comfort in the winter.
As an added benefit, not only will comfort be conserved with warm floors, energy usage will be conserved as well. A little known fact is that radiant heating reduces building heat load by 25-35% compared to convection heating according to the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. Moreover, with radiant floor heat there is no heat lost in the ductwork which can amount up to 35% according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Radiant warm floors are best installed in summer when tile and wood flooring materials can be trimmed outside and when mortar for setting tile can be mixed outside, sparing the indoor air environment from dust and airborne particulates. What's more, ThermoSoft is offering off-season discounts to promote summer installations of radiant floor heat and to contribute to the global comfort conservation effort.