Electromagnetic fields (EMF) come from all electrical appliances. Studies show an average American’s daily exposure is less than 1 unit (mG) of EMF. But, when you sit on an unshielded electric radiant floor, you may be exposed to 20, 40, or more times the average daily exposure. (Data comes from Independent testing).
SunTouch pioneered and sells only ZERO EMF products constructed with active dual wire EMF-canceling technology. All SunTouch products use a complex wire construction with two heating elements in parallel with an added and patented helical twist to eliminate EMF. Other electric radiant floor heating companies sell single-wire systems that release high levels of EMF when compared to SunTouch.
Know Your Exposure
Today, there is only one scientific and independent third party test to measure electromagnetic fields produced by electric radiant floor heating systems, known as “REET” or Radiant Electric Emissions Test, developed by Watts Radiant and the ETL Semko division. Unlike unverifiable claims made by some companies, the REET test measures each company’s electric heated floor products according to standard procedures.
The Difference is in the Wire
There is no practical technology for passively shielding a heating element to virtually eliminate H-field EMF. The only effective approach is “active shielding”. This means canceling the H-field of one heating element with the H-field of another parallel element. Watts Radiant electric heated floors use this approach with a complex wire made of two sets of heating element constructions; running them in parallel with a patented helical twist.
The prestigious ETL Semko Laboratory recently tested Watts SunTouch floor warming products along with four competing products according to the rigorously defined REET procedures. Each heating product covered about 35-40 square feet. This is the most common coverage for residential bathroom installations. The results speak for themselves.
The Watts Radiant mat and warmwire in that size range emits a mG value that is 20 times lower than the average US exposure.
If you are concerned about EMF Protection, insist that any electrical floor warming products be tested by ETL Semko, and that the true EMF output, according to the REET test, be published and made available to you as they do at Watts SunTouch®, the premier radiant floor heating technology company in North America, with all their floor heating products.