RV Owner FAQs

RV Owner FAQs2020-10-12T10:26:45-07:00
Does electric radiant floor heat mats take a long time to install?2021-01-14T11:30:43-08:00

Nope!  As a matter of fact, your contractor will be pleased to find out that you specified the Gold Heat®️ brand of electric radiant floor heat mats are a 1-step installation process.  Simply layout the mat, apply thinset, then tile. Done.

Why demand Gold Heat over other RV radiant floor heat solutions?2021-01-13T14:57:05-08:00

Simply put…reliability and fixability.  Other radiant floor heat products are not serviceable, should your floor heat stops working.

Gold Heat®️ manufactures the only hand-crafted, electric radiant heat mat product that can diagnose a malfunction and be repaired.  Typically, with other radiant heat mat products, if an area of the heat mat is not heating anymore, that panel cannot be repaired.

Can an RV owner buy Gold Heat radiant floor heating directly from Gold Heat?2021-01-13T14:57:05-08:00

Unfortunately, no.  Gold Heat®️ electric radiant heat mats are typically sold directly to a professional electrical installer at your RV dealership.

Do I have to choose a certain type of flooring so I can have Gold Heat mats installed under my floor?2021-01-13T14:57:06-08:00

No.  Based on the type of flooring you choose, there is a Gold Heat electric radiant heat mat to match.  Plus, a high-efficiency, electric radiant heat system from Gold Heat®️ allows you a lot of choices in flooring materials that you can install over the mats.

A Gold Heat®️ or Black Gold electric radiant heat mat is safe enough to sit below carpets, ornate tile and marble, and even patterned hardwood!

How much will it cost to install Gold Heat electric radiant heat in my RV?2021-01-13T14:57:06-08:00

Based on your coach’s model and floor plan, an RV dealership will be able to go over pricing and installation costs with you.

How much heat is lost in a typical forced heat system?2021-01-13T14:57:06-08:00

Gold Heat radiant heat mats keeps the floor, in any room, evenly-heated and cozy from the ground up.

Look at the difference, under floor heating makes vs. a typical forced heat system.

While your forced heat is unevenly heating your room and sending heat to the ceiling, Gold Heat electric radiant heat mats comfortably warms the floor from the ground up; keeping the heat, at your feet, where it’s supposed to be.

Gold Heat electric radiant heat mats are customized and hand made to fit to any RV’s floor plan.

With radiant heat, there are neither forced heat blasts nor temperature variations. There’s simply steady, even heat.  Simply put, Gold Heat’s electric radiant under floor heat mats evens out the heat distributed throughout the coach.

What are the energy-efficient attributes of a floor warmed by Gold Heat radiant heat mats?2021-01-13T14:57:06-08:00

Gold Heat electric radiant heat mats are a major draw for budget-minded or eco-conscious RV owner.

With traditional forced-air heating systems, warm air sneaks out through leaky ductwork on its journey from the furnace to your living space.

Plus, any cold air let in through an open window or poor weather stripping will quickly replace warm air, adding to the total heat loss—all of which forces your furnace to work harder.

The great thing about radiant heat is that it’s designed to warm your coach space and the things in it from the ground up (not just the air) through the Gold Heat radiant heat mats installed beneath your flooring.

Why do so many RV owners love their Gold Heat electric radiant heat system?2021-01-14T11:33:35-08:00

There are many things to love about this home heating alternative.

Here are our customer’s top 5 reasons:

Compared to roaring forced-air systems or the uneven heat of baseboards, Gold Heat radiant heat is attracted to whatever is close to the ground – like your feet, ankles and legs.

No swirling allergens in the air
Gold Heat radiant heat mats don’t need ductwork, (just electricity and a thermostat), so allergy sufferers don’t have to contend with dust and other indoor air pollutants and irritants circulating around the home..

Therapeutic is the therapeutic aspect that radiant floor heat offers.
Keep the heat on your feet! Gold Heat electric radiant heat mats gives a homeowner a feeling of wellness as the nonchalant heat rises from the floor to penetrate an arthritis sufferer’s lower extremities. Radiant heat keeps joints, muscles and bones comfortably warmed.

Easy to install
Looking to retrofit your current RV? Gold Heat electric radiant heat mat installation is an easy 1-step process. Looking to buy a new coach? Specify Gold Heat radiant floor heat in your next coach.

A couple of seniors who are happy because they've answered some electric radiant floor heating faqs

“At my age, thank goodness for my radiant floor heat!
I now have the ability to wake up and comfortably do my morning stretches without cold legs and feet.  The warm floor heats my yoga mat to a very comfortable temperature.”

Dolly Fox
Centennial, CO

When is the best time to install Gold Heat radiant heat mats under my floor?2021-01-14T11:34:52-08:00

When you are ready to replace your flooring in your coach or buy a new one. Talk to your RV dealer and specify to use the Gold Heat brand of radiant heat floor mats.

Gold Heat electric radiant heat mats can be installed inside your motorcoach, any time of the year.

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“Carl and I decided to replace the flooring in our coach from vinyl to tile.

We chose luxury vinyl plank flooring and had our coach dealership install Gold Heat radiant floor heat throughout our coach!”

Denise, Carl & Carl Jr. Washington

Sacramento, CA

What are the therapeutic benefits of having electric radiant floor heat in my coach?2021-01-13T14:57:07-08:00

Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate, which increases the blood flow to your legs and feet.  Imagine waking up in the morning with a warm floor to greet you as you start your day.  That’s a Gold Heat®️  custom electric heat mat under your floor.

The undeniable benefits of radiant heat:

  • Underfloor heating avoids moulds and dust mites
  • More comfortable than forced air
  • Warm feet and lower extremities
  • No circulation of dust, pet fur, or other allergens
  • Quiet operation
  • Protects resale value
  • Maintenance-free
  • No ductwork, no heat loss
  • No more sweaty feet
  • Provides relaxation and regeneration of the body
  • Safe and reliable comfort for venous diseases
  • Reduced humidity in the coach
  • Needs less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature
Is Gold Heat radiant heat expensive to retrofit into my coach?2021-01-13T14:57:07-08:00

Generally underfloor heating solutions are quicker and cheaper to install than other radiant heat solutions.  The installation of the Gold Heat®️ mats are completed in one-step which means installation costs are way down.

How long does a Gold Heat electric radiant floor heating system last?2021-01-13T14:57:07-08:00

A Gold Heat system lasts more than 35 years. In comparison, a furnace can only last for about 20 years. The Gold Heat®️ Black Gold radiant heat mat lasts typically the life of your floor.

Why is radiant heat so popular in RV’s?2021-01-13T14:57:07-08:00

The benefits of radiant heat are invisible… and that’s a good thing!  No ductwork, no heat loss.  Compared with the forced-air system installed in your coach, radiant heat operates at least (25%) more efficiently to get the heat right where you need it most – at your feet, ankles and legs.

Gold Heat®️ electric radiant floor heat wafts across the entire RV space.  Given that level of complete and comfortable coverage, the Gold Heat®️ mats produce  less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature.

My coach has high ceilings. Won’t the heat just rise up there anyway?2021-01-14T11:36:27-08:00

In coaches with high ceilings, standard heating options tend to fall short. Because hot air rises, the gusts of warmth generated by a forced-air heating system naturally travel toward the ceiling, prompting homeowners to crank up the thermostat just to feel any heat on the main level.

However, Gold Heat radiant heat mat’s thermal radiation warms what it reaches first—the floor, the furniture, people sitting in a living space, and especially your feet when they touch the ground in the morning.

Two RV's that answer some electric radiant floor heating faqs
An RV and a happy senior couple that has answered some electric radiant floor heating faqs

“My wife and I decided on radiant heat because my stiff joints couldn’t take walking on another “cold floor winter.”

With the Gold Heat®️ radiant heat mats under my tile, my coach’s floor temperature is comfortable 72℉ degrees when it’s below 30℉ at night .”

John & Elda Holmann

Fort Collins, CO

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What is the electrical output of a Gold Heat electric radiant heat mat?2021-01-13T14:58:19-08:00

Gold Heat®️ mats are designed to radiate (14 watts per square foot and deliver about as much interior heat as a small space heater or electric fireplace.

In a mild climate, the radiant heat, from the Gold Heat®️ electric radiant heat mat, is adequate to keep the interior warm on its own.  However, in very cold weather, the furnace would still be required.

The good news is, the addition of Gold Heat® under floor radiant heat makes for even warmth distribution and reduces the amount of time your furnace has to run.  That’s green!

Does radiant floor heating make noise like a furnace does?2021-01-13T14:58:20-08:00

Not at all.  Radiant floor heating is silent heat — with no loud air ducts or furnaces to deal with. It’s also better for people with allergies — eliminating blown air can reduce dust mites by up to 80 percent.

Are there cost savings to radiant heating?2021-01-14T11:45:05-08:00

Most electric floor heating systems use 12 watts per hour per square foot, meaning a 100-square-foot room would use 1200 watts in total every hour (that’s 300 watts LESS than the average space heater).

More economical to operate than furnaces or other forced heat solutions, radiant floor heat can slash heating costs by 25 to 50 percent [source: U.S. Department of Energy]. New homes are the best candidates for a radiant floor heat system.  However, if you are considering new flooring for the bathroom, sunroom, bedroom, or kitchen, your home can be retrofitted easily.

Electric radiant floor heat generally makes sense as a supplemental, not primary, heat source.

“When you walk through our main floor, there are no hot or cold spots or obvious sources of heat—just a nice comfortable warm feeling from room to room.”


Gold Heat customer

NW Portland, OR

A happy couple that has answered some electric radiant floor heating faqs
How long does it take Black Gold radiant floor heat to warm up?2021-01-13T14:58:21-08:00

Depending on the flooring material that will be used (vinyls, etc.), less than 30 minutes.

How long does it take for my Gold Heat radiant floor heat to warm up?2021-01-13T14:58:21-08:00

It takes about 15-20 minutes to reach optimal heating comfort.

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