Radiant Floor Heating Systems
How to Find the
Best Radiant Heat System for Warming
Important Points to Consider Before Installing a
Radiant Floor Heating System in Your Home:
Are you thinking
of installing a heated floor? What are the things that you
should be aware of before installing a radiant floor heating
system? Check out this handy checklist of important
items that help you determine the best
radiant floor heating option for you.
|| What type of flooring are you
heating? Talk with an expert to learn how
flooring affects heat transfer and how the different
types of flooring responds to radiant heat.
Get an accurate heat loss on the product
you are considering before making a purchase.
|| Most radiant
heating systems operate at a floor
temperature of between 75- and 80-degrees
Fahrenheit, with a maximum of 85-degrees.
When installing radiant heat under laminate
floors, be sure to check with the laminate
manufacturer to ensure that radiant heat will be
effective and safe under the flooring.
|| Work with a radiant heat
provider that includes system
design services with their products. It is
important to have all the information and
electrical requirements determined before
beginning any installation.
|| Learn how the different types
of floor heating systems
affect both the height of flooring assemblies and
the installation process. Some systems require no
floor buildup while other systems raise
the floor almost ½ inch.
|| Insulation makes a
difference! A well-insulated structure is easier
to heat, much more efficient, and easier to control.
insulation also gives you more
flexibility when it comes to choosing radiant heating systems
and flooring types. Talk to an expert at Warmzone
to learn what options are available.
|| When installing hardwood floors with a radiant
heating system, don’t
forget to account for expansion and contraction of
your flooring. (Usually this is done by leaving
approximately ¼-inch of space from
the wall.) Regardless of the type of heat used, some
movement in the flooring material will occur. This
is a natural consequence of seasonal
changes in the weather as well as the
interior temperature changes.
|| Using floating systems for hardwood floors and crack
isolation membranes for tile is recommended when
installing radiant floor heating
systems. Both allow the flooring to expand and
contract separately from the heating
Electric radiant heating systems
are cheaper and easier to install than hydronic systems, feature faster
response times and are generally the
system of choice for small to medium sized
jobs. However, large hydronic
systems typically offer a slightly
lower operating cost than that of a large electric
|| In addition to state-of-the-art
thermostats, Warmzone radiant floor heating systems
feature floor sensors to keep floors at a
fixed temperature while you supplement
your home heating with other heat
sources. But your heated floors will
provide a luxurious warmth that you'll have to
experience to truly appreciate.
Check out some of
Warmzone's electric floor heating systems.