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The WS-2C – A New Standard for Aerial-Mount Snow Sensors

New Features Added to the Industry Leading Aerial-Mount Snow Sensor

Warmzone snow melting systems continue to set the gold standard for the radiant heat industry. In addition to the recent enhancements to its industry leading heat cable, Warmzone has also added some performance enhancing features to its state-of-the-art WS-2 snow sensor, resulting in the WS-2C aerial mount snow switch.

Aerial mount snow sensor

The WS-2C snow switch is a culmination of Warmzone research and feedback from experienced installation professionals. Some of the features of the improved snow sensor include:

Universal Input Power Supply (Auto Select Input Voltage)—The universal power supply auto selects the input voltage (100v to 277v AC). This simplifies the installation process and eliminates the need to install voltage jumpers (to select the operating voltage).

Sensitivity Control—Climates vary geographically, so it stands to reason that the conditions leading up to a precipitation event (like a snow storm) will vary too. Warmzone units allow for greater calibration of your snow melting system. The WS-2C aerial-mount snow sensor features unmatched sensitivity control, giving you the optimal customized snow removal solution. The advanced sensor can be programmed for specific conditions to help eliminate false trips, ultimately saving on energy costs.

Increased After-run DelayWarmzone snow melting systems are designed to remain on for a short period after the storm to prevent the melted snow from turning into ice. The WS-2C offers run delay times of 30-90 minutes, and 2-6 hours. The “delay off” time can be adjusted by using the DELAY ADJUST control.

Power Indicator Light – Indicates when the sensor is powered AND when it is activated.

Redesigned Case – Greatly reduces the chances of warping the cover due to over tightening of the screws.

One of the main reasons Warmzone attracts and retains so many repeat customers is a refusal to stop at “good enough” when it comes to radiant heat solutions. Warmzone professionals make it a point to immerse themselves in all things radiant heat related, keeping an ear to the ground when it comes to the latest and greatest in snow melting technology. They take time to speak with installers on the front lines to find out what’s working and what isn’t, so you receive the most advanced snow melting technologies available.

It’s this passion to be the best of the best, to provide customers with the most advanced, efficient snow melting solutions, that has made Warmzone an industry leader for more than a decade. Learn more about the latest snow melting system technology by perusing the Warmzone webiste, or call today to discuss your custom radiant heat options at 888.488.9276.

Efficient Heat for Your Tile Floor

The Best Solution for Heating Tile Floors

The ComfortTile floor heating system is one of the most popular radiant floor heating options on the market. Compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials, ComfortTile floor heating systems offer the premium performance expected from the industry leader.

Floor heating cable in mats under tile
ComfortTile floor heating cable (in mat) show underneath tile. Thinset can be applied directly over the heating cable, resulting in easy installation and efficient heated tile floors.

The systems are easily installed under all types of floor surfaces to provide comfortable, even floor heat. CT radiant floor heating systems provide efficient room heating and reduce the transmission of dust, allergens and other airborne particulate matter associated with forced air systems.

Heating Element

The heating element consists of heat cable on the spool or pre-spaced and woven into an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh, depending on your preference. The floor warming mats are pre-terminated for use with 120 and 240V, and are available in various lengths (24-inch width). While both cable systems are easy to install, the cable off the spool is particularly convenient for custom shaped floor heating projects.

Thermostat

The Warmzone ComfortTile electronic thermostats are specifically designed to control electric radiant floor heating systems for maximum comfort while minimizing power consumption. Each thermostat also includes an integrated Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, Class A).

Home Improvements for Your Feet and Your Pocket

A Smart Choice for Increasing Your Home’s Value

As the housing market crash continues, it seems that even the falling prices, incentives and rebates still aren’t enough to entice new buyers. A year ago a finished home would sell in 4.3 months, it now takes an average of 6.3 months. If you are already a home owner, switching your home from fossil fuel heating to electric radiant heat will not only help protect your investment, but provide an earth friendly efficient alternative that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

The best choice for radiant heating is the ComfortTile cable and mats. The CT systems continue to be Warmzone’s best selling electric heat product, and it’s no wonder considering Warmzone attaches a 10-year warranty to every system sold.

This system is the most robust radiant heating product on the market and is manufactured by an industry leader that has been providing quality products for decades.

ComfortTile floor heating mat
ComfortTile radiant floor heating cable pre-spaced in mat.

The most popular spaces for radiant heat in the home are the kitchen and bathroom areas. These areas tend to be the largest area of tile in the home, which also makes it the most difficult to heat. Forced air heating systems only warm the air, which leaves the floors cold and drafty during cold weather months. Radiant heat provides a uniform temperature from ceiling to the floor and warms all the objects and furniture it contacts.

The ComfortTile radiant heating mats are the easiest systems to install. They arrive with the CT cable already woven into it, and comes with a convenient, easy-to-use adhesive backing.

Warmzone’s website is filled with information about how to best install the product beneath tile, stone, and concrete applications. We also have a full staff of professionals available to help you through every step if you choose to install the system yourself. If installing it yourself isn’t your thing, Warmzone has a network of installation professionals in your area that are experienced installers of our systems.

Warmzone has now made the ComfortTile mats more affordable than ever, making it easier for everyone to enjoy the warmth of radiant heating in their homes. Now is the best time to start remodel projects and ready your home for the upcoming winter months, especially if you are pouring new concrete.

Project Highlight – University of Minnesota

Warmzone was recently approached by the Forestry Resources Department of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a horticulture study that needed Warmzone’s help. The solution: ClearZone radiant heating cables.

The University purchased 46 reels of ClearZone heat cable to measure growth variations in different temperature plots. University officials chose the ClearZone system because of the easy-to-program thermostat, versatility and high durability in outdoor conditions.

The radiant heat system enabled Forestry Department students and faculty to create controlled environments in which to conduct accurate growth rate studies.

Warmzone radiant heat used for university horticulture study

The predominant outdoor use for the ClearZone system is to heat driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and bridges. It is especially useful on disability ramps, where safety and ease of use is most important.

In the past, radiant heat systems have been viewed as a luxury that only a few could obtain. But that’s changing. More and more consumers living in cold regions are discovering that the benefits of radiant heating far outweigh the initial cost.

The study by the University has opened up new avenues for radiant heating that have never been used before. Although still a new concept, the study proves that radiant heat has the potential to be used by home and garden enthusiasts to create a tropical oasis in just about any location to maintain ideal growing conditions.

Warmzone Donates Radiant Heat System to the Colorado Parade of Homes

April 17, 2008 – Warmzone recently donated ComfortTile radiant heat cables to the Colorado Parade of Homes. The radiant floor heating system was installed under tile floors in the master spa and coffee bar area of the luxury home, complementing the innovative design and elegance of the Bella Paradiso home. The custom home was built by Bartran Construction.

Ceramic tile was used for much of the home’s flooring, which posed a significant challenge for the builders in terms of finding an efficient solution for heating the home. ComfortTile radiant floor heating cables proved to be the ideal solution for the spatial house, serving as an efficiently heat source while keeping the construction process simple and on schedule. The electric radiant floor heating system was installed quickly and easily, providing the tiled floor areas with comfortable, efficient heat. The Warmzone floor heating system also has a fast response time, resulting in instant, evenly heated floors.

“What really surprised us was how easy the system was to install. The system went in flawlessly and without any setbacks. The installation instructions were clear and easy to read, and Warmzone’s tech support was so helpful in explaining and researching any questions that we had. As a large custom home, heating all of these areas was interesting, but once we hooked up the ComfortTile radiant heating system it was amazing how evenly and effectively the system produced heat. It will be a pleasant living environment for our customers to wake up to. I will be recommending your product on all of my jobs,” said Dan Zeigler, Superintendent of Bartran Construction, Inc.

The goal of the construction team was to build a home with elegance and tranquility, and was reminiscent of the charm of Northern Italy. Warmzone was the perfect compliment to the great features such as a chef’s center, butler’s pantry, a grand hall that accesses the gallery, and 2,000 sq. feet of outdoor living. The master suite includes a relaxation room that opens into a morning loggia, where the radiant floor heating was installed. No house claiming to be inspired by Italy can be complete without a wine cellar, wine tasting room, and wet bar.

The discovery of the superior comfort of under-floor heat has long since found popularity in European countries. More and more people in the United States seeking the same quality of living are modeling their homes with a European flare. Installing radiant floor heat is the simplest and quickest way to get there, especially for the remodel of existing homes. Warmzone will be there every step of the way, and offers full support, including a network of qualified installers across the country.


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