How does Geo Dream compare to other heating systems?

Saves up to 50% of heating costs per year!

Below is a comparison of Geo Dream electric radiant heating system to other heating methods for a 2000 square foot residential home. All calculations are based on average heating season temperatures, average maintenance costs, etc, for Madison, WI.

Heating Methods

Forced Air
Geo Dream
Input BTUs needed 4,347,118 2,788,657 811,608
Savings vs. Forced Air -- $753.18 $912.07
Savings vs. Hydronic  ($753.18) --  $158.89
 Savings vs. Geo Dream  ($912.07)  ($158.59)  --
Annual Costs
Forced Air
Geo Dream
Operating Costs $1,642.87 $939.69 $880.80
Maintenance Costs $150.00 $200.00 $0.00
Total $1792.87 $1039.69 $880.00


Easier to install and uses less energy than wire floor heating!

Below see the advantages Geo Dream has over wire floor heating.


Geo Dream

Wire Heating

Heating Surface Area
FAR infrared heats evenly and completely like a convection oven - no 2-3" void areas Only heats from wire strips with small surface areas - which wastes energy
Energy Proficiency
Energy consumption is 1/8 to 1/5 that of a conventional wire system Consumes 5 to 8 times more energy 
Installation Time
Easy installation - With 1 STEP HEAT or Dream Heat, you can install within few minutes. Installation of single wire can be very time consuming
Side Benefits
Deodorizes your space through carbon technology No effects in deodorizing
Heating Qualifications
Primary heating source - as powerful as forced air and hydronic systems Secondary heat source only due to lack of power
BTU Delivery
Delivers 51 BTU per square foot. Heats area 30% faster than wire systems Wires are between 34-4 BTU per square foot
Watt Usage
Uses 14.87 Watts per square foot. Wires are between 8-12 Watts per square foot
Maximum temperature reaches 84 degrees Fahrenheit allowing  Geo Dream to be used with any flooring type - approved by most flooring manufacturers.  Usually tile only applications are approved
Uses parallel circuit design allowing the system to safely continue working even if a strip gets damaged. Uses series circuit design causing the entire system to fail if any wire is damaged.