Underfloor heating? -Old! Carpet heating hits market
August 28, 2007 § 2 Comments
The whole thing with underfloor heating seemed to get some attention from people but as far as I am concerned it’s not the best option. Why? i’ll explain: first let me emphasize that I am talking about electric underfloor heating. The underfloor heating sheets must be placed so that the areas that need more heat get it and the areas that don’t need that much heat (under the bed, under the furniture) get less heat. That means that you won’t be able to change the position of furniture in your house because you’ll make the underfloor heating arrangement useless unless you make it all over again.
I guess that was the biggest argument for being against underfloor heating.
On the other hand, the carpet seems a more logic solution for heating because it’s placed where people are supposed to stay when they’re watching TV, playing games, drinking a coffee, etc.
Following this logic, Panasonic developed an electric heating rug that does just that, heats the spot where you need heating. The temperature is adjustable up to 46°C and there is a large variety of fabric styles and they also plan to offer wooden surfaces as well. The heating elements are waterproof, and the rugs are designed for stain and germ resistance.
On sale in Japan in September.