The benefits of Comfort Cove ® Heat are numerous. It's safe. It's economical. It's energy efficient. It's comfortable and it saves space.
Most people grew up in homes that were heated with hot air, and as we all know, it rises. Most people do not understand radiant heat. Radiant heat will heat anything in its path, up - down - sideways. Radiant heat, unlike hot air, is unaffected by gravity. So by mounting a Comfort Cove ® high on the wall close to the ceiling it can "see," and therefore heat, the room from above. Radiant heat does not rise like hot air, but rather travels in a straight line until striking an object. So the first place radiant heat goes is down, not up.
Air is very light and easy to heat. Therefore, it can change temperature very quickly. Air temperature can fluctuate excessively in a home heated with forced air furnaces and hot air baseboards. This not only wastes energy, it also creates an unpleasant environment in which to live. Chairs, couches, floors, beds, tables, all weigh considerably more than air so they are far more difficult to heat and likewise to cool. Comfort Cove placed high on the wall close to the ceiling heat all of the objects which maintain an extremely constant temperature. Warm floors, beds and chairs. Even temperatures are much more comfortable than hot-cold temperature fluctuations.
We have all sought out the warmth of the sun on a cold day. Even though the air temperature is the same in the shade, we feel warmer in the sun. So it goes with Comfort Cove ® radiant heat. We can now turn thermostats down in a room and benefit from a higher level of comfort at lower money-saving temperature settings. As a matter of fact, according to the United States Department of Energy, for every single degree of temperature reduction below 70 degrees you save 3 percent (i.e. 5 degrees = 15 percent savings). You feel warmer at lower temperatures with radiant heat, saving you money.
Comfort Coves® mount high up and out of the way. They are thin and attractive, and with four colors to choose from, they blend with almost any decor. Because of this ideal mounting location, they require none of your precious floor space. Unlike other systems, Comfort Coves® can be installed over doorways and interior walls that cost less to wire. Comfort Coves® save you money.
Comfort Coves® operate at such a temperature as to not even require an overheat switch. Baseboards can overheat and cause fires when blocked and the overheat switch fails. Comfort Coves® are Underwriters Laboratories tested and listed. Underwriters Laboratories is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions.
Comfort Cove ® can offer a ten-year warrantly because we know that they can last for the life of your home. There is simply very little to go wrong. No belts, blowers, motors, bearings, filters, flues, compressors, etc., to replace and service. This saves you money.
The radiant heat which Comfort Cove® heaters produce travels at light speed until striking an object. Depending upon the surface, it is either reflected or absorbed. Glass surfaces for instance reflect this wavelength but people and home furnishings absorb this heat. Comfort Cove® heats anything in its path. So unlike hot air which immediately is trapped on your ceiling, Comfort Cove® radiant heat travels to your floor and heats your living areas, not your ceiling.