I like to keep in touch with my customers and make sure they’re getting the best use from the RugBuddies. And so I get to find out where they are using them, and there are quite a few applications I would never have thought of myself!
After a recent mailing I’ve compiled this list of RugBuddy placements outside of the home. It’s probably not the ultimate list so let me know where you use, or plan to use, your RugBuddy.
You’ll remember the RugBuddy instructions say the floor should be on a concrete base, and clearly this won’t apply to some of the examples above. With a bit of commonsense this isn’t a problem providing extreme conditions are avoided, about which you can read more here .
The most important point in practical use is: DO NOT cover the heater with heavy insulating materials as that traps the heat. Makes sense.
Since first writing this post in May 2014, some other situations have been suggested (below). Thank you to my correspondent!
Mosques..Prayer mat! ( bare foot and kneeling comfort). Prayer Buddy.
Pulpit..Priest, service leader, or lecturer..Pulpit Buddy.
Cashiers at tills. ( cold places at exits). .Cashier Buddy.
Reception counter ( hotel and restaurants) arrival areas.. Reception Buddy
Shops – walk in. Greengrocer etc, use behind counters.. Counter Buddy..Shop (keeper’s) Buddy.
Open Markets. ( foot warming icy pavements).. Market Buddy.
Offices. (lower central temperature adds productivity) .. Office Buddy.
Home office.(lower temperature, saves, added productivity).. Rug Buddy.
Libraries ( needs low temperature at head and warm feet) .. Study Buddy
Meditation rooms..( needs cool head and warm seat/feet).. Meditation Buddy.
Guard rooms ..( need to stay awake..cool..warm feet).. Guard Buddy.
Pet warmer..Cat Buddy..Dog Buddy.. (under Laminate)
Reptile warmer..Reptile Buddy ( under vinyl or laminate)
Aquariums..Fish Buddy ( under glass)
Bird warmer..Bird Buddy ( under cage)
Seed Propagation.. Gardener Buddy. ( under seed trays)
Plant growing.. Gardener Buddy. ( under plant pots)
Note: RugBuddy may be used under click-lock laminate panels.
I’ve been asked to quote for shipping RugBuddies to so many different destinations that I’ve now had the shopping cart upgraded to cater for shipping to most European countries. So now you can have under rug heating delivered to your home in Spain, Portugal, France, and generally throughout Europe, at the click of a mouse, without having to contact me for a quote!
Countries on the same flat rate:
- Republic of Ireland
For other European countries, please get in touch.
A RugBuddy under rug heater is an ideal way to bring secondary heating to your villa, chalet, or apartment. When the evenings get chilly you don’t want the expense of central heating nor the hassle of lighting a fire each time. A RugBuddy under rug heater positioned where you spend your time – the dining table, the seating area and so on – means you can be warmed by gentle radiant heat, whenever you want, at the flick of a switch.
And of course, the heater is discreetly hidden beneath your rug and so it’s never in the way, or on view, even when it’s not being used.
We use a courier service or Parcelforce Global Priority to send your RugBuddy under rug heater quickly and securely to your address abroad. So if you need a RugBuddy under rug heater in Spain, Portugal, France or any other European destination, you can order your RugBuddy on line today.
It was a frantic weekend fielding RugBuddy under rug heater enquiries from the lovely Radio 2 listeners who had heard me on Simon Mayo Drivetime on Friday. Thank you everyone who got in touch.
If you missed the ‘Innovation’ interview you can listen again here.
Rebecca Pike has a regular Innovation feature each Friday evening at about 6.30 and this time RugBuddy was invited! You can hear Simon Mayo introduce the item and Rebecca then describes what RugBuddy can do.
I’m there to answer her questions and we chat about how easy it is to use RugBuddy, how you can save money if you turn your main thermostat down, and how there was a significant technical hurdle to overcome before RugBuddy was proven safe for the UK market. It’s this clever technology that makes RugBuddy unique and the only IEC (International Electrical Commission) approved under rug heater available on the market.
If you’ve just been on the RugBuddy under rug heater pages you’ll have seen that we are waiting for stock of the most popular sizes. We’ve had an amazing response since I was invited to talk about RugBuddy on the Simon Mayo Radio 2 show on Friday 13th December. The good news is that the new stock will be arriving 20/01/14
Thank you everyone who has contacted me with questions and their orders. When the new stock arrives we will be working very hard to get the orders out as soon as we can.
If you’d like to be on the waiting list for the new batch, please order in the normal way on the RugBuddy product page.
If you’d rather not do this, but would like to be kept informed when the stock has arrived, please leave your email details in the form below and I’ll be in touch.
Thank you everyone
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Very excited to be invited on Radio 2’s Drivetime show this evening to talk about the famous RugBuddy! Got the call from Rebecca Pike at around 12.30pm. “Could I be in Portland Place, with sample, by 5.45?” Fantastic!
Can’t wait to explain the benfits of being able to turn the heating down if you have a RugBuddy on in the room. Not everyone knows that for every degree you turn down the thermostat you save between 7.5% and 10% on your heating bills!
This is amazing as you can be perfectly comfortable at these lower tempertaures if you have a source of radiant heat – a RugBuddy in other words, And a RugBuddy under rug heater only costs 4p – 7p to run. That’s under £10 per month if it’s on only in the evening!
I’m pleased that we’re now able to stock a much wider range of RugBuddy sizes. While we expect the 1.2 x 1.7m and 2.3 x 1.6m sizes to remain the most popular we know there is a demand for other sizes.
The new RugBuddy sizes coming into stock this week are:
- 0.5 x 1.0 m (approx. 1’8” x 3’3”)
- 0.5 x 1.5 m (approx. 1’8” x 5’0”)
- 0.5 x 2.0 m (approx. 1’8” x 6’6”)
- 1.0 x 1.5 m (approx. 3’3” x 5’0”)
- 1.0 x 2.0 m (approx. 3’3” x 6’6”)
- 1.8 x 2.6 m (approx. 6’0” x 8’6”)
- 2.6 x 3.6 m (approx. 8’6” x 12’0”)
So whether you want a gentle warmth from the small rug under your desk, or from your living room feature rug, we have a size that will suit.
Whatever the size, you’ll find your RugBuddy economical to run due to it’s fast heat up time and self regulating design. Why not plug it into a timer for the ultimate programmability?
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In our first season selling RugBuddy under rug heaters in the UK we have tried very hard to anticipate demand. We knew interest in RugBuddy would grow as the weather turned colder but we have been caught out I’m afraid.
RugBuddies have been proving so popular that our first consignment has all but sold out – just a few of the larger 2.3 x 1.6m (7’6” x 5’3”) RugBuddies left. And that’s in less than 2 weeks!
Fortunately another order was placed last week and we should be fully stocked again in 2 weeks time (early December). We are maintaining a wait list so if you want your RugBuddy before Christmas please order now and we will deliver the new stock on a first come first served basis.
Thanks for your interest, and, just this time, thanks for your patience.
UPDATE 13/12/13 Plenty of stock now thanks! Go to RugBuddy product
We have some more news about RugBuddy UK sizes. These RugBuddies® are specially engineered to conform with all electrical safety codes for the UK market and come with a UK 3 pin plug and 1.8m cable. Just plug in and enjoy the warmth!
The RugBuddy® under rug heater is manufactured in an ISO 9001 factory and they are very particular about getting every detail correct. They have asked BeWarmer to gain some more feedback from visitors to this site so it would really help if you could look at the options below and then complete the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!
The options are for the following rug/ mat sizes (the RugBuddies® are slightly smaller so they are completely hidden under the rug):
RugBuddy® for 2.7 m x 3.6 m (9′ x 12′) rug
RugBuddy® for 1.8 m x 2.7 m (6′ x 9′) rug
RugBuddy® for 1.2 m x 1.7 m (4′ x 5’6”) rug
RugBuddy® for 2.3 m x 1.6 m (7’6” x 5’3”) rug
RugBuddy® for 1.0 m x 1.5 m (3’3” x 5′) rug
RugBuddy® for 1.0 m x 2.0 m (3’3” x 6’6”) rug
RugBuddy® for 0.5 m x 1.0 m (1’8” x 3’3”) rug
RugBuddy® for 0.5 m x 1.5 m (1’8” x 5′) rug
RugBuddy® for 0.5 m x 2.0 m (1’8” x 6’6”) rug
RugBuddies® are rated at 125W/m2
UPDATE 13/12/13 Plenty of stock of all these sizes now! Go to RugBuddy product
If you’re wanting to buy RugBuddy in the UK there’s a challenge when it comes to search engines. US amazon ranks highly, as does US facebook, and the South African Coldbuster site comes up time and again.
Not much use if you want to order RugBuddy online today and get delivery of a RugBuddy within a few days, with postage that doesn’t cost the earth. And what about with the correct voltage rating and IEC certification?
It’s surprising that so many overseas sites come up in searches for RugBuddy given Google is famous for returning relevant results. There’s nothing relevant about listing a South African store when you live in Stoke d’Abernon!
So how do you find where to buy RugBuddy in the UK?
In fact there is only one source – BeWarmer.co.uk. We have the exclusive agreement to sell RugBuddy online in the UK.
So if you’re reading this you’re in the right place! 🙂 You can place your order online here and sit back and let us take care of the rest.
Have just had confirmation of RugBuddy sizes for your under rug heater.
After an extensive survey of popular rug sizes in the UK the range will start with RugBuddy sizes of
- 1.6 x 2.3m (5ft 3ins x 7ft 6ins)
- 1.3 x 1.8m (4ft 3ins x 5ft 10ins)
We estimate these two RugBuddy sizes will cover 80% of people’s requirements.
The range wll be extended in time but the beauty of radiant heat is that you don’t need an exact fit under your rug. In fact it is usual to have an overlap so there is no chance of the RugBuddy under rug heating peeking out from under the rug!
If you look at the image on the right, the RugBuddy size chosen allows the rug at least 150mm (6 inches) overlap over the heater. When the rug is laid flat, the heater is hidden but anyone on, or close, to the rug will feel the beautiful radiant heat. This is very elegant solution to warming seating areas as shown, but also work stations.
It’s the ideal retrofit for most rooms. RugBuddy will
- Extend the season you can use your conservatory
- Give warmth to the sitting area in your living room
- Make a poorly heated extension cosy and inviting
- Give you the most welcoming hallway in the street!
UPDATE 13/12/13 Plenty of stock in all sizes now thanks! Go to RugBuddy product