The Foot Warmer Mat Heater is an effective, efficient and low-cost heater. It heats you more effectively and with over 90% less energy than most electric heaters on the market.
This foot mat heater delivers a pleasant radiant warmth from directly below where you are sitting. And it's super cheap to operate. Your heating costs will be just $10 per year per heater (when used for 4 hours per day, every day, for 4 months!).
Electric heaters used in most homes and offices in Australia are inefficient energy guzzlers.
They typically consume between 1,000 and 2,400 watts and fail to direct heat where it is needed most.
Oil column heaters sit there looking innocent, but actually consume a large amount of power. Much of the heat produced by oil column heaters is lost above the heater, rising to unoccupied areas of the room (ie. the ceiling).
Electric fan heaters, on the other hand, try to overcome this problem by forcing heat out horizontally across the room. This creates another problem: air movement promotes cooling, not heating. So, to counteract this cooling effect, these heaters need to consume a large amount of power to produce a useful amount of heat.
Next come the bar or panel radiator type heaters. In theory, these aren't as bad because they try to employ one of the most effective heating methods: radiant heat. But, their downsides include over-spec power consumption, significant fire hazard and the fact they never seem to last for more than one winter.
The solution to many of the woes described above is simple: deliver radiant heat directly to where it is needed (the occupants of a room).
After coming to this conclusion a few years ago we went in search of a foot mat heater that could be used at workstations or in front of the TV. We finally got our hands on one, but it cost $140.
Our aim here at negergy is to make energy efficiency straight-forward and cost-effective. We didn't think $140 per heater is cost effective, so we had our own foot mat heaters custom made. Here are their specifications and benefits:
It's a wonderful piece of equipment and is working extremely well.
- Lyn D.
The mat arrived in good condition and is doing what it should do very well, thank you. One problem I have is hiding it from the cat or she would adopt it for herself!
- Neil B.
The mat works well, especially in a temporary building without any floor insulation. But the best thing is that it is noiseless and cheaper to run than a portable heater that my colleague uses.
- Dale P.
I received my warmer mat, and it is amazing. I love it and want to get some for friends! The fact it warms your legs and feet without the blowing dry air of a fan heater...
- Sue B.
The heating mat is terrific and has solved the problem of a cold spot under a desk that has bothered me for ages.
- Daniel M.