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Any Difference Between "Suntouch" and "Nuheat"?

Tremolux Member Posts: 28
We're planning to install electric heating mats beneath tile floors of a remodeled kitchen and bathroom. The main heating source is forced air, but we want to warm those floors enough to walk around barefoot. The house is brick. The bathroom has one outside facing wall, West, while the kitchen has North and East facing walls.

There are two major brands, "Suntouch" and "Nuheat". Both are available in both 120 and 220 volts. ( Given that both rooms are fairly small, we'll probably opt for 120. )

Are there any major differences between the two? Are there differences in the quality of the controls or sensors? Does either brand have a better reputation for reliability?

We won't be installing the mats or the tile. Those are best left to the pros. We'll stick with the woodwork and painting.

Thanks for your time & attention.


  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Radiant Mats:

    If you have room in the panel, use the 240 volts mats. It keeps the load balenced in your electrical system. 120 volts will unbalance the system. You won't save any money with 120 volts over 240 volts.
  • Electric Radiant

    I've only had experience with Nuheat and that was only last month to service an existing system.  Of all the thermostats I've ever used, their Solo stat was the easiest to set up and program.
    Often wrong, never in doubt.
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