The JLC Live Residential Construction Show is this week in Portland, Oregon and we’re excited to be exhibiting again!
From Thursday November 30 – Friday December 1st we will be showcasing all three of our products at the Oregon Convention Center. Stop by booth #419 to feel radiant heat in action and check out radiant ceiling panels and radiant cove heaters in person!
Attend the show as a guest of Mighty Energy, and receive FREE access to the exhibit hall! Just use the promo code XB44 when you register online, and you’ll also get a discount on attending the conference.
JLC is the only northwest regional event catering specifically to contractors, remodelers, and their crews. Both the exhibit hall demonstrations and conference courses offer plentiful opportunities to learn new business management and job-site skills. Not to mention learning about innovative products like radiant heat! We’re also ecstatic to see more exhibits and courses focused on sustainable building this year. Check out the full list of conference sessions and register here.
Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels are still fairly unknown in the heating market, so we are often asked if they are a new product. In actuality, the radiant ceiling heat concept and technology has been around for decades! However, the SolaRay II panel by Ducoterra was born in 2011 and has drastically transformed the existing technology. This newer product is easy to install, long-lasting, and low-profile enough to install in your living room.
by Hartman Studios
In the 1960’s, radiant ceiling heat was popular as a system that was installed to cover your entire ceiling behind the sheetrock or plaster. While this worked well at first, it caused endless problems for contractors when something went wrong and repairs were needed or homeowners wanted to renovate. There was no choice, but to open up the entire ceiling (as seen here)! Many people also wound up inadvertently damaging the heating system simply because they cut into the drywall without knowing the radiant heat coils were there. With the SolaRay II, these pitfalls are easily avoided because of the enclosed wire element and aluminum unibody panel. This construction means there are no moving parts and zero required maintenance. The manufacturer also offers a 20 year warrantee – the longest in the industry. Plus, the NAHB rates these radiant panels with an expected lifetime of 40 years. Talk about a long-term investment!
Early versions of radiant ceiling panels were designed to blend in with a drop-in commercial ceiling, so just like those ceilings, they were U-G-L-Y, ugly! Thick, heavy and often with obtrusive metal bands around the outer edges these panels would have stuck out like a sore thumb if you had installed one in your bedroom. The SolaRay II panel changed all that! At just 0.5″ thick, these heaters are the thinnest on the market. With a simple, modern design, they blend seamlessly into any room. You can also paint Radiant Ceiling Panels with any latex paint so that they match your decor exactly! Check out more install examples on our Facebook page.
Efficiency & Materials
Radiant Ceiling Panels can save you money when compared to other heating systems by allowing for precise zone control and keeping you feeling more comfortable at lower temperatures. The SolaRay II panels themselves are also produced with locally sourced and USA made parts. The simple construction of each panel means for lower costs and potential sources of waste than other heating products. At Ducoterra, they work tirelessly to minimize the company’s practices on the planet. In fact, after collaborating with a metal supplier they were able to eliminate 100% of sheet metal waste! Now, Ducoterra ensures that 99.95% of the materials coming into the warehouse are either used in building the heaters themselves or recycled.
Want to learn more? Contact us with questions today!
Join us for one of our radiant heating open houses! Mighty Energy Solutions opens our home showroom to building professionals and homeowners regularly on Wednesdays. Our open houses this fall are: September 20, November 1, and November 15.
Attending an open house is an opportunity to see our Ducoterra SolaRay Radiant Ceiling Panels in action. Rainy season in the Pacific Northwest can be tough, but not with Infrared Radiant Heat Panels! These panels provide cozy, healthy, and efficient heat all year long. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Come experience this comforting heat yourself at our open house.
September 20 | November 1 | November 15
3108 SW Webster St, Seattle, WA 98126
Morning Session 8:00-10:30 AM
Afternoon Session 3:00-6:00PM
[or mid day by appointment]
RSVP‘s appreciated, but not required.