Infrared Radiant Heat on the 2018 NW Green Home Tour

Infrared Radiant Heat on the 2018 NW Green Home Tour

We are excited to announce that FOUR projects featuring infrared radiant heat will be on display during the NW Green Home Tour this year! This opportunity to see the latest and greatest green building projects in the northwest is not to be missed! Join us on April 28-29, 2018!

April 28 – 29, 2018 | 11am – 5pm

 

 Garden Cottage with Norwegian Roots

7535 25th Ave NW | Open Sunday Only

Designed by Red Cottage Studios, the Cottage in the Garden is “koselig”; warm and welcoming as an expression of the owner’s Norwegian roots and features infrared heat supplied by Mighty Energy Solutions. Less than 500 square feet, the cottage includes a separate pottery studio which can be converted to a future bedroom. A conventional heating source would have been too big for this cottage, but the radiant ceiling panels heat only the occupants, at a fraction of the cost of a heat pump or boiler. More info here.

Ballard Industrial Makeover & Addition

653 NW 52nd St | Open Sunday Only

ming | architecture and design and Pathway Design & Construction teamed up to give the owners of this duplex a seamless approach for finding creative solutions. The family of 5 had outgrown their 1200 sq ft unit, yet codes limited what they could add. The original 1970’s radiant heating system was replaced with cozy and efficient infrared radiant ceiling panels and cove heaters. Long-lasting and cost effective, these heaters help maintain superior indoor air quality in the home by eliminating the need for ducting or fans that circulate allergens. Read more here.

 

 

Molly’s Pocket Mansion

2608 46th Ave SW |Open Saturday Only

By S.A.G.E. Designs NW, Molly’s Pocket Mansion is a wonderful DADU in West Seattle. At just under 800sf it is a great layout for one person or for a couple. This project prioritized aging in place accessibility and natural light. It is heated with a ductless heat pump and infrared radiant ceiling panels. More info here.

 

architectural drawing DADU

DADU With A View in Ravenna

6510 19th Ave NE | Open Sunday Only

Designed by Living Shelter Architects and built by Mighty House Construction, this project includes super energy-efficient building solutions with an emphasis on healthy finishes for superb indoor air quality. Infrared Radiant Ceiling panels provide a simple and efficient heating solution for the entire space. Read more here.

Spring Radiant Heat Open Houses

Spring Radiant Heat Open Houses

Mighty Energy Solutions will be opening our home showroom to building professionals and homeowners on Wednesday, March 21, April 18, and May 16. This is an opportunity to see Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels, Radiant Cove Heaters and our BioSmart Wall Heaters in action. Spring is a great time to think about how to efficiently heat your home. Pacific Northwest rainy seasons can be tough, but not with Infrared Radiant Heat! These products provide a warm, cozy, and healthy heat all year long. Come experience this comforting heat for yourself at our open house.

March 21 | April 18 | May 16

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

3108 SW Webster St

RSVP’s welcomed but not necessary. Drop in anytime, no formal presentation.

Top 3 Most Effective Uses of Infrared Heat in Green Building

Top 3 Most Effective Uses of Infrared Heat in Green Building

Infrared radiant heat systems provide versatile warmth that is both cozy and efficient. Powered by electricity, radiant heaters directly warm humans and objects without noisy fans, bad smells, or dry air and dust blowing around your house. Imagine the immediate all-encompassing warmth that feels like stepping into the sun, when you walk into your bedroom. Radiant heating systems are flexible and can be customized for any room layout. They complement any décor by mounting on the ceiling or upper wall and become almost invisible. Below are the best solutions for heating our buildings and homes more sustainably with radiant heat:

1) Hybrid System with Ductless Heat Pump

ductless heat pump headinfrared radiant ceiling panel surface mounted in bedroom

A ductless mini-split heat pump (DHP) is a great energy-saving solution for heating larger open spaces like an open concept great room. A single unit installed high on the wall can output 12,000 BTUs and save you more than 50% on your energy bills. However, DHPs struggle to spread heat down hallways and around corners. Unless you leave the doors open all the time, DHP’s can’t effectively heat bedrooms or bathrooms. Installing a second or third DHP head means running extra piping which quickly becomes messy and costly. This is where infrared radiant heat comes to the rescue! Instead of additional DHP heads, electric radiant heaters can be installed in rooms that the DHP fails to reach. As a supplemental system, radiant heaters will provide enhanced comfort, and zone control, while complementing the unbeatable efficiency of a ductless heat pump. Radiant heat also offers much faster heating response times than a DHP (approximately 5-10 mins) because it is warming humans and objects directly.

2) Zone Control for the Whole House

Infrared radiant heat can effectively and efficiently heat your entire home, with 1-2 units per room. By placing a thermostat in each room, you can heat only the rooms you are using. With an average 30% energy savings over cadet or baseboard heaters1 , infrared radiant heat warms objects and surfaces in a room directly. This means everything in your space will be an even temperature and furniture will become part of the thermal mass that will continue to provide soft warmth. Thus, occupants feel warmer faster and stay warm longer, lower air temperatures, adding even more energy savings. Additionally, with no need to dry the air out to an uncomfortable heat with noisy fans, ductwork, or moving parts, radiant heaters provide superior indoor air quality for your family.

3) Avoid Extending the Furnace for an Addition

infrared radiant ceiling panel flush mountedWhen planning an addition to your home, the question often arises of whether to extend an existing furnace system. Adding ductwork can be quite costly, involve a complicated install, and may end up being less comfortable and efficient due to heat loss from the extra ductwork. Any time you want to heat any part of the system, the entire furnace has to fire up. You also run the risk of overworking your furnace or finding out that you need to install an entirely new one. Zoned infrared radiant heat is a great alternative to a furnace extension. There is no need to install more duct work and radiant heaters are as simple to install as a ceiling light. Affordable, comfortable and efficient heat makes radiant the ideal alternative to locations that an existing furnace can’t reach. Unlike vents and ductwork, radiant heaters are completely silent, require zero maintenance, and have the longest expected lifetime of any other products on the heating market. Talk about a great long-term investment! For more information, email info@mightyenergy.net

Reducing the Cost of Ductless Heat Pumps

Reducing the Cost of Ductless Heat Pumps

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance recently published new research on the market saturation of ductless heat pumps (DHPs). They found that consumers are mostly motivated by the significant energy savings (up to 50%) that heat pumps offer. However, the study findings also show that one of the most prohibitive factors to installing this energy-saving technology is the high cost of installation. You can read the full study here.

Lowering the cost of a DHP install can be as simple as reducing the number of heads needed in a home. This can be done by adding supplemental heat source that is distinct from the DHP system. Often, the lowest cost, most efficient way to do this is with infrared radiant heat. Contact us for more information on how radiant heat can complement your ductless system!

Free Tickets to NW Remodeling Expo

Free Tickets to NW Remodeling Expo

We are looking forward to exhibiting at the NW Remodeling Expo again this year! You’ll find us at booth #1014 on January 5-7, 2018. Just print out the file below for your free tickets and join us at one of the best opportunities to connect and learn from contractors, suppliers, and designers. This show is definitely not to be missed if you are considering a remodeling project! See you there!

The show will also feature:

  • Home Improvement Seminars There is a huge range of topics to learn about this year! Some seminars that we’re particularly looking forward to are: “Solatube vs. Traditional Skylights,” “Solar Works!” and “Designing a Healthy Home on a Budget.” Check out the full list here.
  • “Designer Matchmaker” These sessions will allow you to take advantage of FREE consultations with northwest designers. We’re especially excited to have our booth stationed next to Entero Design and Living Shelter Architecture. More info on the matchmaker sessions here.
  • Artisan Showcase Local artists will be showing and selling unique items for your home. You can preview some of the artwork here.

Friday January 5, 12pm – 7pm

Saturday January 6, 10am – 7pm

Sunday January 7, 11am – 7pm

Washington State Convention Center

Halls 4EF 800 Convention Place

Seattle, WA 98101