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FloorHeat Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Home Improvement Project you can Truly Build On

FloorHeat floor heating systems are a home improvement project you can truly build on. As you would expect from Warmzone, they are an excellent radiant heating product you can use to heat select rooms or your entire home if you choose. So you can tackle your radiant heating needs, a room at a time if you need to, without disrupting your home or your lifestyle—not such an easy accomplishment with many home improvement projects.

Radiant floor heating systems are a terrific way to build your equity in your home along with some cutting edge, green technology. FloorHeat floor heating systems run on sustainable energy and can be easily integrated with existing wind or solar power. Plus radiant heat technology is equally soft on your home environment. There are no vents to clean, no dirty air circulating through your home, and no fossil fuels to burn. By nature, FloorHeat floor heating systems are clean, silent and virtually maintenance free, compared to traditional forced air systems.

Low-voltage floor heating system being installed

Because the heating element is self-regulating and installed directly under the floor surface, FloorHeat floor heating systems can be decidedly more efficient (up to 30 percent more) than other electric and hydronic systems, and up to 60 percent more efficient than conventional forced air systems. They’re quite conservative, only drawing the energy required to maintain your home’s ideal temperature, so they’re a very efficient choice for home heating.

FloorHeat semi-conductive polymer heating elements can be used for a wide variety of heating applications. This flexible, thin heating element features an extremely low profile that does not affect floor buildup, weight loads, or flooring choices, circumstances potentially complicating your project. And it can be safely cut to size on the work site for a variety of applications, from the straightforward to oddly-sized/shaped areas. And FloorHeat heating elements can be placed directly under any non-conductive floor covering, from carpet, to ceramic tile, hardwood and slate for safe, even and efficient heat distribution.

FloorHeat is a great low-voltage product that can be easily installed under existing floors by accessing the floor joists from below. Available in 9- and 12-inch widths, the polymer heating element can be stapled and nailed through for easy installation. Once the layout is determined, you’re essentially a few easy steps away from radiant heated flooring in you home. Simply cut the element to appropriate length, make the electrical connections, and run the wires to the terminal board(s) and transformer. (It is important to have an electrician perform all the system wiring to ensure the warranty is valid.) Then secure the elements to the subfloor with adhesive, staples, or pegs and cover to trade practices and then place insulation to help direct the heat efficiently upwards to the floor.

With Warmzone’s help, an ambitious do-it-yourselfer can install a FloorHeat radiant heated floor system with ease. Warmzone will provide a detailed system layout as well as expert installation support. You are never alone when you work with Warmzone. In addition to industry leading customer service, Warmzone also provides a wealth of documentation on Warmzone.com, including: manuals, technical guides, illustrations, informative articles and an extensive FAQ section. Unlike many radiant heat system providers, Warmzone provides complete, professional radiant heat services, including detailed layouts with each system, and installation support.

Before you shop anywhere else, why not get expert advice from the radiant heat specialists in the business to use as a baseline? In terms of products, services, support and price, you’ll be pressed to find any radiant heat specialists as competitive as Warmzone. Visit www.warmzone.com or call 888.488.9276 to find out more about FloorHeat radiant heated floor systems, along with all of the other great radiant heat products Warmzone offers.

ClearZone Heated Driveways

The Convenience of Fully Automated Snow Melting

Say goodbye to your snow shovel. Forget about that expensive snow removal service. A ClearZone heated driveway is a great way to stay ahead of inclement weather. With a radiant heated snow melting system, you’ll never have to worry about timing. Energy-efficient ClearZone systems are fully automated, maintenance free, easy to install and can be customized to meet the needs of just about any driveway or budget.

Paver heated sidewalk

Electric heated driveways use a high-tech snow sensor that signals the system’s controller to activate the radiant snow melting system when it detects precipitation and temperatures are below a set point (usually 39 degrees Fahrenheit). System response times are fast. Once activated, the electric heating cables generate instant heat to prevent snow and ice accumulation before it happens, keeping driveways and walkways clear and dry. Imagine waking up the morning after a snow storm to a clear, dry walkway and driveway. With an automated radiant heated driveway, it’s possible to see pavement all winter long, regardless of the conditions!
ClearZone’s super snow-clearing power renders the task of planning for snow removal obsolete. While there is a cost for the initial installation, it’s relatively insignificant when you compare it to the dollars you’ll save when you permanently dismiss your snow removal service. There are no contracts to sign, no flat fees, no wasted dollars and low returns during mild winters. Fully-automated electric radiant heat systems activate only when the conditions for snow are present, so you only pay for the resources (electricity) you need, when you need them. No more waiting for your service to show up, or stooping to shovel snow.

Best of all, you don’t need to build a new home to enjoy the convenience of radiant heat during the winter months. ClearZone radiant heat solutions are fully customizable to fit your requirements, and your budget. Some customers choose to install ClearZone radiant heating cable under the entire paved surfaces of their sidewalks and driveways to keep them free and clear from snow. Others choose to heat tire tracks or an 8-foot strip in the center of their driveway. ClearZone systems are also commonly installed in sidewalks, patios and steps, and other well-traveled areas around the outside of homes and businesses. The cable works equally well in new concrete pours, asphalt, pea gravel and stone pavers, and can even be retrofitted to your existing driveway and walkways, without compromising performance.

Warmzone snow melting systems include installation support and complete system design/layout services. Free installation training courses are also offered by Warmzone. Installers can complete courses on site at Warmzone’s corporate office or online.

When it comes to snow removal, you really can’t go wrong with ClearZone snow melting systems. Using top-of-the-line components and manufacturer warranties and backed by industry leading system design and customer service, Warmzone snow melting systems are the clear favorite for homeowners and builders alike.

Warmzone is a trusted, leading provider of radiant heated floors for commercial and residential applications. To find out more about Warmzone products, design services and customer support, contact Warmzone at 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com.

ComfortTile Floor Heating Cable

Add Luxurious Warmth to Your Home with an Energy Efficient ComfortTile Heated Floor

Combat Soggy-Sock Syndrome in Your Foyer this Winter

A ComfortTile radiant heated floor is a proven, energy-efficient way to stay one step ahead of winter. Most of us have battled soggy sock syndrome during the winter months (you know, the phenomenon that happens when you take your wet boots off at the door), but there’s a sure way to overcome this inconvenient winter mainstay. With a ComfortTile floor heating system warming up your entryway, your feet are more likely to stay dry and warm after you un-boot. These systems consist of thermostat-controlled heating cables under the surface of the floor to provide safe, evenly distributed heat. Because heat radiates up from the floor, radiant floor heat is a highly efficient means for combating cold winter temperatures.

ComfortTile floor heating mat and thermostat

ComfortTile electric radiant floor heating systems consist of thin heating cables that can be easily installed under virtually all types of floor surfaces to provide comfortable, even floor heat. A fully-programmable thermostat communicates with the heat cables to quickly and efficiently deliver heat to each zone or room as you see fit. There’s no wasted energy. Save money by heating only the
specific areas you need. Because there is no noisy blower and heating ducts or vents, ComfortTile radiant heated floors silently heats your home without stirring up dust and allergens. Radiant
heat is clean, quiet and used renewable energy.

ComfortTile floor heating mat and thermostat. ComfortTile is available in mats or on spools. The mats include a thin heating cable that’s pre-spaced on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh for easy installation. They are pre-terminated for use with 120 and 240 volts, heat an area two feet wide, and are available in a variety of lengths. For greater flexibility heating odd shaped rooms and areas, ComfortTile heat cable is available off spools. ComfortTile features a rapid response time and is suitable for heating tile, linoleum, wood, laminates and even carpeted flooring.

Having been in an environment that relies on radiant floor heat for providing warmth, I’ve seen and felt its effectiveness first hand. My young boy’s environmentally conscious school recently installed, radiant heated floors, and its effects are impressive. I’m particularly attuned to the performance of the heated floors because I work there in the evening. As fast as I can mop, these floors are drying directly behind me.

During winters, as snow accumulates, it’s not uncommon to see a dozen or so snow ensembles such as hats, gloves, coats and snow pants laid out on the school’s heated floor to dry. Despite the abundance of little wet feet, there’s little time for melted snow puddles to accumulate in this environment.

Imagine harnessing this same heating power in your home! Using ComfortTile to heat foyers and entryways is a great way to combat the tracking of ice and snow into your home. Radiant heat not only provides a little extra assurance beyond the welcome mat by providing comfortable warmth, but enhances safety by helping to eliminate slick wet spots that are typical during winters.

Warmzone is a trusted, leading provider of radiant heated floors for commercial and residential applications. To find out more about Warmzone products, design services and customer support, contact Warmzone at 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com.

Self-Regulating Heat Cable

Self-reg Cable for Roof Deicing and Pipe Trace Solutions

Self-regulating gutter trace heat cable is extremely effective and energy efficient thanks to its unique construction. The cable is comprised of a rugged, durable outer jacket surrounding an irradiated conductive core that increases the heat output as outside temperatures fall, and decreases output as temperatures rise. This construction also makes RoofHeat radiant heat cable incredibly resilient in the toughest conditions. The superior outer jacket allows provides greater flexibility and can be mounted to heat roof edged as well as in gutters and downspouts to facilitate runoff.

Self-regulating heat cableWarmzone roof deicing and gutter trace systems are fully automated and easy to customize. Warmzone roof heating experts will provide a comprehensive system design/layout as well as installation support and even free installation training if you choose. In addition to the self-regulating heat cable, Warmzone roof deicing systems include a snow/temperature sensor and thermostat or controller. Warmzone radiant heat professionals work closely with you to determine the best solution to meet your snow melting needs, power requirements and budget.

Heating your roof edges is a great way to protect your home from the water damage caused by ice dams. When warmer air escapes from your attic, it can melt the snow on your roof, causing it to run down towards the edges. However, the water refreezes when it reaches the eaves, and as this process is repeated over time, ice dams form, causing pools of water to backup behind the ice where
it can eventually damage your roofing and seep into your home, causing expensive water damage. Ice dams can also be responsible for causing structural decay and rot, or mold and mildew formation in the attic and on walls.

Heated roof edgeHeavy icicles can strain gutters and damage the support pins. No matter how you look at it, damage from roof ice and snow can be costly. A few well placed heat trace cables along your roof’s edge and in gutters and downspouts can serve as an excellent investment in your home. Contact a roof heating expert and learn more about the many roof deicing options that are available.

Self-regulating heat cable is also the ideal solution for pipe tracing and pipe freeze protection. Warmzone carries a variety of self-regulating heat cable for industrial, commercial and residential
heat trace applications. Warmzone designers are happy to talk with you to discuss the solutions that can best serve your needs. There’s no obligation, so call 888.488.9276 today.

Warmzone Slab Heating Cable

Warmzone’s In-Slab Floor Heating Cable is Tops in Efficiency

If you’re looking for a way to efficiently, effectively heat concrete floors, In-slab radiant heat cable is much less expensive than hydronic radiant heat and much more effective. Designed for installation in new concrete slab applications, this cable can heat a variety of surfaces quickly, from carpet to tile, hardwood and more.

By its very nature, in-slab heat systems require less upfront investment, are much easier to install and feature much quicker response times. Consider hydronic systems–they’ve been around the longest, and are definitely a reliable source of heat. However, these systems rely on a boiler and a network of pex tubing to heat concrete surfaces, making their installation and configuration much more labor and cash intensive. A boiler is also required to heat the water first, before pumping it through a series of pex tubes embedded in the concrete, resulting in a significant pause before the water is warm enough to generate any heat.

Radiant heated floor and roll of In-Slab floor heating cable

Conversely, In-slab radiant heat cables are controlled by a technologically advanced, easy-to-used thermostat with a built in GFCI and an in-floor sensor. And radiant heat cables do not share the same rigidity in design and installation as hydronic Pex tubing does. Extremely bendable, electric radiant heating cable can be bent to fit into tight spots and can be installed to fit the most challenging spaces. Once installed, a turn (or pre-programming) of the thermostat dial allows the system to generate heat within just a few minutes.

Durable, rugged and waterproof, In-slab heating cable is designed to work under a variety of surfaces, wet or dry. The cable produces 10-15 watts per square foot of concrete surface, making it equally perfect for small, custom, residential applications and large commercial jobs. Quick activation times and heat storage within the concrete slab also end up saving you money in the long run. The In-Slab heating system is one of the most efficient floor heating systems available.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, choosing electric radiant heat over a hydronic system can also save you some hand-wringing and a few bucks to boot. Laying out of series of Pex tubing for a hydronic system requires some serious planning and coordination as the pipes are assembled, connected and sealed. In addition to In-Slab heat cable that is provided on spools, floor heating cable is also available in easy-to-roll-out mats that can be installed directly under the flooring. Visit Warmzone’s ComfortTile floor heating web pages to learn more about this electric radiant heat cable that can be purchased right off of the spool or in pre-configured mats. It’s another industry leading floor heating solution that can be used to heat a variety of floor surfaces.

Contemplating an electric radiant floor heating system? Be sure to contact Warmzone for more information on the benefits of In-slab and ComfortTile radiant heat cable at 888.488.9276.

Warmzone’s Professional System Design Services are Second to None

Heated floors and heated driveways can take a very little time to coordinate and install with the right company behind you. Warmzone can take all of the guesswork out of your installation with one simple phone call, so you can get back to boating or barbecuing. What makes Warmzone your best bet for radiant heat installation? They offer a vast selection of premiere products at very competitive prices, along with deep industry knowledge, allowing them to quickly assess your needs to deliver the perfection radiant heat system for you.

Professional radiant heat system design

In addition to offering the highest quality radiant heat products, you’ll get unmatched customer service and complete design and engineering services. Unlike your typical big box one-size-fits-all solutions, Warmzone custom designs radiant heated driveways, heated floors, and roof deicing systems to ensure they meet each project’s specific needs. Warmzone understands that regardless of the quality of your system components, a radiant heating system is only as good as its installation. In addition to Warmzone’s personal installation support services, you’ll receive a computer-aided professional system design, giving you all of the specs, from power needs to performance expectations including load calculations, and breaker sizes.

Warmzone’s complementary engineering and design services have set the industry’s gold standard when it comes to accurate, professional system layouts. These technical drawings minimize any issues you may encounter by providing you with all the necessary information prior to any installation taking place. This saves you the time and helps to ensure that your system is installed correctly and performing as advertised.

No matter what your requirements, Warmzone has the experience and expertise to deliver whatever you dare to dream up, whether it be a basic design or custom patio, walkway and steps scribbled on a cocktail napkin over lunch. If you’re not sure what the best solution for your project is, Warmzone can show you the many custom options that are available and walk you through the process from conception to completion. With free quote services, they’re often a good place to start your research, and often the logical place most consumers return to after they’ve shopped around. Warmzone’s dedicated installation support personnel are available to assist you should you have any questions during the installation process. Warmzone also offers free installation training for installers. You won’t find a more dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful staff than that of Warmzone.

At Warmzone, competence and quality win the day, every time. For more information on Warmzone’s system design and engineering services, call888.488.9276.

Superior Products and Unmatched Services

Warmzone Sets the Gold Standard When it Comes to Customer Service

Tis’ the season for construction and home improvement projects, but finding the right provider and installer for your radiant heat installation can be tricky business. That’s why you should work with experienced pros who emphasize COMPLETE solutions and unparalleled customer services – like Warmzone. So, what’s Warmzone got that the others haven’t?

Knowledgeable Experts who Actually Listen. If you’re on the fence about an installation, no worries. Warmzone professionals are always available to answer your questions. If you’re interested in a radiant heat solution, Warmzone can work with you to determine which system and design is best for your specific radiant heat needs.

Snow melting system installed under pavers

Lots of Choices. Awesome Prices. Warmzone’s selection of radiant heat systems and products represent a wide variety of the best solutions in the industry. Offering more than one brand gives Warmzone the flexibility and freedom to dial in a system that’s just right for your home, and your budget.

Inclusive Design Services. All Warmzone custom radiant heat solutions come with a professional system design at no extra cost to you. You’ll know all the technical specs and power requirements before any heat cable is laid out. Warmzone designers are experienced pros when it comes to designing the most effective and energy efficient system possible for each unique installation. This ultimately saves you time and money, and eliminates any costly “surprises” during the installation.

A resource of Qualified Installers. No matter what system you purchase, a radiant heat system will only be as good as its installation. Warmzone understands that finding the right installer can be a bit of a crap shoot for homeowners. Despite having the best radiant heat system components, it can all be for naught if your contractor isn’t up to the job.

Warmzone can help take the guesswork out of the hiring process. In addition to maintaining relationships with professional installers throughout the country, Warmzone also provides free installation training. This means that Warmzone can recommend contractors in your area who are trained in radiant heat installation. This is just one more service in Warmzone’s long list of comprehensive customer services.

Excellent Follow-up. Ever get the feeling that your contractor steps into a project with one foot out the door? At Warmzone, your customer service experience doesn’t end with your purchase. They’ll stay with you throughout the installation process to ensure that your system is installed correctly and performing as it should.

Lots of Support. When you call Warmzone the voice at the other end of the phone is an expert in radiant heat solutions who can answer questions regarding your installation. Installation support is included with every system Warmzone sells.

With any big home improvement purchase comes some serious homework. If you’re shopping products and/or contractors, add Warmzone to your list of possibilities by simply calling 888.488.9276.

Warmzone’s Industry Leading Product Line

Warmzone Offers a Wide Variety of the Industry’s Most Proven Radiant Heat Solutions
When it comes to selection, you’ll find products, products and more products are what makes Warmzone excel in delivering outstanding radiant heat system quality. Unlike many radiant heat providers, Warmzone is not locked into selling customers ONE brand or type of system or heating element. Warmzone offers a wide variety of the industry’s top radiant heat solutions for interior and exterior applications.

Just how vast is their product selection? Warmzone offers a great opportunity to shop brand names and systems that can be installed under virtually any type surface, for virtually any type of application, indoors or out. Consider, for example, Warmzone’s impressive selection of proven, radiant floor heating applications:

Floor Heating Solutions

ComfortTile  Designed specifically for heating ceramic tile floors, this proven industry leader is compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials and can effectively heat virtually all types of floor surfaces.

FloorHeat This thin, low-voltage polymer heating element can be installed directly under laminate and hardwood floors to deliver luxurious warmth without any floor build-up.

Heatshield Panels Insulated aluminum panels that reflect heat with remarkable efficiency to optimize floor heating system performance.

In-Slab Heat Cable Designed for installation in new concrete slab applications to efficiently store and distribute heat.

RetroHeat Allows you to heat existing floors. By accessing the floor joists from below, the thin heating element is stapled up in the floor joist and then insulation is applied to efficiently direct the heat upwards to warm your existing floor.

FilmHeat This paper thin heating element can be cut on site to deliver moderate heat to laminate surfaces without buildup.

FoilHeat radiant floor heating system

FoilHeat Incredibly thin and efficient floor heating mats for use under laminate, wood, glued hardwood and other types of floating floors.

Hydronic Lightweight aluminum Rau panels with flex tubing is the premier hydronic radiant heat solution, and is easy to customize for your specific project needs.

To address your needs outside, Warmzone offers industry-leading products designed for concrete, paver, and even hot asphalt installations, as well as the top roof deicing and gutter melt solutions. Warmzone snow melting systems are second to none, and you can take your pick from heat cable off the spool or preconfigured in easy-to-install mats. In addition to its embedded snowmelt systems, Warmzone also offers portable snow melting solutions.

Regardless of your situation, be it time, budget or application, Warmzone has a product and design to best meet your requirements. For more information on their complete line of radiant heat solutions, call 888.488.9276.

Radiant Heated Floors Warm New England

Many homeowners in the Boston area are installing radiant heated floors for use as their primary home heating source as well as in select rooms to supplement their existing home heating system. As many owners of radiant floor heating systems attest, nothing is finer than walking on a warm floor during a cold winter day. Radiant heated floors are often installed in bathrooms as well as in rooms where children spend a lot of time playing on the floor.

Warmzone offers a variety of electric and hydronic floor heating systems for homeowners in Boston and the New England area. And because Warmzone manufactures and carries the industry’s most trusted floor heating systems, our experts can evaluate your needs and determine the best system for heating your specific floor type. Our selection helps to ensure that you receive the most effective floor heating system for the unique layout and floor type of your home.

Boston Charles River and Back Bay, Boston during winter
Boston Longfellow Bridge across Charles River during winter, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

While there are some standout radiant floor heating systems, it is important to know that no single floor heating system is ideal for every type of flooring. That’s why it’s so critical to speak with an unbiased radiant heating expert who can offer you a wide selection of reputable floor heating options to choose from. Don’t be talked into purchasing a floor heating system simply because it’s the only system that the provider offers. Deal with an industry leader that can show you a wide selection of radiant floor heating solutions and explain the benefits and traits of each one.

Heating Tile Floors
The most proven system for heating tile floors is the ComfortTile floor heating system. ComfortTile features thin 1/8 to 3/16-inch diameter heat cable that is available on spools or pre-spaced on flexible fiberglass mesh backing with adhesive so it can be rolled out and then secured to the subfloor for easy installation. ComfortTile heat cable is also one of the most versatile floor heating systems.

ComfortTile heat cable can also be used in conjunction with the HeatShield floor heating insulation panels. HeatShield features ½-inch thick, lightweight polystyrene insulation panels covered with thin, specially profiled aluminum to reflect all the heat upwards to the floor. ComfortTile heating cable is inserted into the grooves of the HeatShield panels.

HeatShield floor heating system being installed
Installer shown placing the ComfortTile heat cable into the grooves of HeatShield floor heating insulation panels. This system is one of the most efficient floor heating systems on the market today.

Heating Hardwood and Laminate Floors
Many homes in New England feature hardwood or laminate flooring. Warmzone offers several choices for heating hardwood and laminate, but the most popular solution is the low-voltage FloorHeat STEP system.

This unique floor heating system features a self-regulating, semi-conductive polyethylene heating element. Because the flexible heating element is so thin, it won’t affect the floor buildup, weight loads, or your choice of flooring.

Heated hardwood floor

The unique attributes of FloorHeat STEP make this versatile heating element a popular choice for heating roofs as well. RoofHeat STEP is one of the most trusted roof heating systems available. (Learn more about heating hardwood floors. and tips for Installing Heated Floors.

Heating Concrete Underfloor Slabs
The In-Slab radiant floor heating cable is designed for installation in new concrete slab applications. The heat cable is embedded at least ½-inch below the floor’s surface. In-Slab cable uses the concrete slab to efficiently store and distribute heat evenly throughout the intended area. The cable is affordable and can be installed to warm any type of flooring, including hardwood, carpet, tile, and more.

Heating Existing Floors
Warmzone also carries RetroHeat, a thin “film” heating element that can be stapled up between floor joists to heat existing floors. The paper-thin heating element can be cut on site and is then stapled up between the floor joists and common Batt insulation is then installed over the heating panel. This directs all the heat upwards to warm the existing floor.

These are just some of the choices Boston residents have to heat their floors. Whether you’re looking to heat carpet, tile, marble, hardwood or any other type of floor, you won’t go wrong dealing with Warmzone.

In addition to Warmzone’s industry leading products, Warmzone provides unparalleled customer services, which include professional system design, free installation training courses, and personal installation support. Call a radiant heat expert today at 888.488.9276 to discuss your floor heating options.

Complete Installation Support Services

Warmzone Installer Network and Installation Services: Dedicated Installation Support Staff

If you’re going to do your radiant heat installation, do it right and go with the best in the business. Make it easy on yourself by going with Warmzone. They have an impressive selection of proven radiant heat solutions for residential and commercial projects. In addition this vast selection of top-rated products, they have forged relationships with radiant heat installation professionals across the country, and can bring you the service and support you need to get your project completed on time and within your budget.

Heated driveway

Thumbing through the phonebook can be hit or miss when it comes to the quality of radiant heat installation services you may find. Without a recommendation, it’s difficult to recognize the level of competence you are dealing with, or if you do, whether or not you can count on a professional to get the job done on time and within budget. Warmzone recognizes that a radiant heat system is only as good as its installation. To help connect you with the right professional for the job, they have created a large network of experienced Preferred Installation Providers (PIP). To ensure their success on the job, Warmzone provides ongoing training for construction professionals, and installation support for all of its customers. So you benefit from the peace of mind that comes with getting your radiant heat installation done correctly the first time.

Another boon for customers is Warmzone’s complete design and engineering services. They’re provided with every Warmzone radiant heat system. Once you give them your project specifications, Warmzone can render a computer generated drawing for you. You’ll know the exact power needs and performance expectations going into your radiant heat installation, without the added hassle or expense of finding and hiring a contractor on your own. To further support you, Warmzone.com has created a complete library of online installation support information including manuals, guides, illustrations, videos and more for your projects, all available for immediate download free of charge, 24/7.

At Warmzone, the goal is to conveniently provide clear information through their website. Partnering with Warmzone on a project gives you access to deep radiant heat specialists who are happy to address any concerns you may have about your radiant heat installation as they arise. Their consultants will work with you and guide you to the ideal system for your needs. They’ll give you sincere, non-biased recommendations based on your requirements and what makes the most sense, from a small remodeling project to a large commercial construction project.

Above all else, Warmzone stays with you throughout the purchase and installation process to make sure that your system is performing up to expectations and that you are happy. Warmzone takes great pride in their commitment to delivering top-notch customer service. But the real proof lies in the great reviews Warmzone receives from its devoted customers.

When you work with Warmzone, you are never alone. With a wide product selection, efficient system design, a large network of experienced installers, and expert installation support, Warmzone makes it easy! Call 888.488.9276 to find out more.

Dedicated Installation Support Staff and Network of Experienced Installers

Unlike most other providers, Warmzone has a dedicated staff of expert electricians, designers, and engineers on hand to assist you throughout the installation process. Furthermore, Warmzone maintains relationships with a large network of experienced installers to further ensure proper, hassle-free installation. In other words, Warmzone is committed to its customers and installers throughout the entire purchase, design, and installation process. You simply won’t find a more dedicated, accommodating and professional staff to work with.

Dad and baby on heated floor

If you are looking to install heated floors, a heated driveway or a roof deicing system, Warmzone offers one of the largest selections of top industry products to best meet your specific heating (and budget) needs. To further bolster peace of mind, Warmzone can refer to its network of experienced radiant heat installation professionals and recommend an installer you can trust. But Warmzone doesn’t leave at this point. Their seasoned electricians and designers will continue to be available to your installer to assist whenever needed. Warmzone stays with you to ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and that your system is performing as advertised.

While the correct installation of your radiant heat system is first and foremost, the other key factor lies in the quality of the products and design of the system. Warmzone constantly researches and tests the latest products to ensure that their vast selection includes only the industry’s most proven, reliable products. Heating elements include low and line-voltage heat cable, flexible polymer elements, durable self-regulating heat cable, thin FilmHeat, and even hydronic radiant heating products.

Besides high quality products at competitive prices, Warmzone provides unmatched customer service and complete design and engineering services along with expert installation support. Upon request, your radiant heat solution will come with a detailed, professional system design. Basically, you’ll know all the specs and power needs as well as performance expectations prior to any installation. Warmzone offers one of the most informative radiant heat websites around, and you can access a complete online library of installation support information including manuals, product guides, illustrations, installation videos, and more for your projects. It’s free and available whenever you need it.

Your Network of Experienced Radiant Heat Installers

Finding the right contractor to install your radiant heat system can be a risky proposition. Many contractors are just getting up to speed on radiant heat. Take heart—if you’re looking for help with your radiant heat installation, you don’t have to go it alone. Warmzone has a robust network of experienced installers who have established a reputation of trust. Warmzone maintains relationship with these installers and have worked with them in the past, so the trepidation of finding a qualified installer you can trust is virtually eliminated. Warmzone can find the ideal installer for you, whether you’re installing heated floors, roof deicing or a heated driveway system. Installers in Warmzone’s network are familiar with installing Warmzone products and have proven themselves with prior installation projects.

Like any home improvement project, radiant heat installation has its challenges. But with a wide product selection, professional system design services, a network of experienced installers and a dedicated installation support staff, Warmzone makes it easy for homeowners and contractors alike! Call 888.488.9276, and install your radiant heat system with confidence.

The Many Options of Radiant Heat

Radiant Heat Isn’t Just for Heated Driveways

Maybe you’ve put your shovel down already by treating yourself to a radiant heated driveway system. But the benefits of radiant heat aren’t limited to heated driveways and sidewalks. When it comes to radiant heat, Warmzone’s got you covered from your head to your feet.

Heated driveway in concrete

Have you ever walked out of your home on a snowy day to be greeted by large, heavy icicles or the drip of melting snow on your head? Snow accumulation on rooftops is more than a nuisance if you don’t have a radiant heated snow melting solution to protect you and your home. As the snow melts and refreezes, it creates ice dams where the repeated freezing and melting of water finds its way under roof decking and eventually into your home. Plus, large icicles not only can damage your gutters or hurt people below, but drip onto the sidewalk, causing slick, dangerous conditions.

Shoveling snow and salting the steps and walks are not always completely effective. Walking out your front door can be treacherous as you navigate slick, icy patches hiding under fresh layers of snow. Even with constant shoveling and steady applications of snowmelt chemicals, nothing can ensure the same level of safety as a radiant snow melting system.

The good news is that the same radiant heat technology in your heated driveway application can be used for roofs, stairs, ramps and more. With Warmzone roof deicing and gutter trace systems, you can eliminate ice dams and snow buildup. And these energy efficient systems are fully automated and maintenance free. Say goodbye to icicles and the steady dripping that can form slick spots on your porch or walks as the temperatures vacillate. Available in cable right off the spool, polymer panels or paper-thin “Film” heating elements, Warmzone radiant heating systems are proven industry leaders that are unobtrusive and effective. The fully-automated feature means they only activate as needed to keep your areas free of snow and ice ‘round the clock.

If you’re not ready to invest in a permanent solution, Warmzone also offers portable heated traction mats. These heated snow melting mats make it easy to enjoy the benefits of radiant heat on sidewalks, porches and even on steps. Just lay them down and plug them in. Made of non-slip rubber, they’re flexible and as durable as automobile tires, so they can withstand harsh weather and repeated use. The stair heating mats are available in rubber and aluminum.

Because radiant heated snow melting mats come in different sizes, they can also be used for walkways, kennels, porches, disability ramps and more, providing a reliable solution for slip prevention. Keep your trafficked areas free from slick ice and snow.

Whether you’re looking for an embedded snow melting solution or small, portable solutions, Warmzone has a number of great products to make your property safe and secure during winter weather. Call 888.488.9276 to learn about the many custom options for heating floors as well as exterior snow melting solutions.

Heated Tile Floors

Options for Radiant Floor Heating Systems
Warmzone offers one of the largest and most diverse selection of radiant floor heating solutions available. If you’re looking to install heated tile, hardwood or other floor types, you can be assured that Warmzone will have the ideal solution for you.

Radiant heated tile floor

Radiant floor heating is particularly well suited for warming ceramic tile floors. Tile flooring not only adds beauty and elegance to a home, but tile heats quickly and retains warmth for long periods, making a heated tile floor a very effective, energy efficient method of heating.

ComfortTile heating cable is the most highly recommended floor heating system for warming tile floors. ComfortTile floor heating cable can be purchased on spools as well as in mats. The floor heating mats feature heat cable that is pre-spaced with an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh that can be rolled out for quick, simple installation. The 24-inch wide mats are pre-terminated for use with 120 and 240 volts, and are available in a variety of lengths. Thin metal straps are used to space cable that is purchased in lengths off a spool. The strapping is screwed into the subfloor and the cable is then secured to small eyelets/hooks at the desired space.

CT heat cable is ⅛-inch in diameter and can be installed on a variety of subfloors, including: plywood, concrete, pre-stressed concrete panels, crack isolation membrane or any floor surface compatible with the mats’ adhesive backing. Depending on your subfloor, thinset or mortar is applied directly over the heat cable, followed by the installation of the tile.

The ComfortTile floor heating system is an industry leader and comes with a 10-year warranty. ComfortTile is extremely versatile and can be used to heat virtually all types of floor surfaces, including marble, slate, laminates and hardwood.

FloorHeat and FilmHeat feature thin heating elements that require no floor buildup, making these systems ideal for heating hardwood floors. Both of these systems can be used for heating existing floors as well. If you can access the floor joists from below, then you can install these heating elements – which can be stapled up between the joists.

Warmzone – A Leader You can Trust

Warmzone has Gained Industry Leader Status Through Superior Customer Service

If you’re in the market for a radiant heat solution for your home, you’ll want to bookmark Warmzone. Committed to providing the industry’s best products and customer service, Warmzone has truly set the gold standard for radiant heat solutions. Doing business with Warmzone means dealing with the most knowledgeable, experienced staff  in the business.

In addition to providing what may be the most informative radiant heat website available, Warmzone offers a vast selection of the industry’s leading products, complete system design services and expert installation support. Plus, Warmzone engineers and designers are among the very best in the business, and they are committed to maintaining Warmzone’s position as the leader in customer service. In recognition of their outstanding products and service, Warmzone was recently named “Vendor of the Year” by the National Association of Custom Home Builders.

Heated concrete driveway for mountain lodge

Unlike much of the competition, you’ll find Warmzone takes a comprehensive approach to radiant heat solutions for your home. Knowing that every radiant heat project comes with its own unique requirements, Warmzone strives to provide the ideal solution for your individual heating – and budget – needs. That is the main reason why Warmzone offers one of the biggest selections of “best-in-class” systems. Instead of taking a “one-product-fits-all” approach to every radiant heat application, their experienced staff will match you up with the best product for your home at the best price.

The highest quality products at the best possible prices; plus unmatched customer service and complete design and engineering services creates the trifecta of radiant heat solutions—courtesy of Warmzone. Warmzone’s professional designers evaluate your project and provide a detailed Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) or design of your system layout. This helps to ensure proper installation, and you’ll know the exact power needs and performance expectations prior to any installation taking place.

Warmzone customer, Eric G, was so impressed with what he called Warmzone’s “old school” approach to customer service, that he recently blogged about it. Most significantly, Eric felt the added pressure from his wife to install radiant heat, and was intimidated by the size and scope of this particular home improvement project. “After talking to them [Warmzone], the anxiety quickly subsided.” Warmzone told Eric he could, in fact, do much of the heat cable installation, and leave the wiring and other technical aspects of his home improvement project in expert hands.

And Eric was equally appreciative of the personalized technical support he received once the installation process began. From initial installation through final system testing, a Warmzone technician was readily available and incredibly patient, taking time to explain things while making sure the system was installed correctly and that Eric was completely satisfied with the new system. Of his experience with Warmzone Eric concluded, “Now that was ‘old school’ customer service.”

Eric isn’t the only “happy radiant heat customer” to do business with Warmzone. Visit Warmzone’s Customer Comments web page and you’ll discover an entire legion of similarly satisfied Warmzone customers. Of course, experience is the best teacher. Call Warmzone today at 888.488.9276 and find out how they can help you with your radiant heat project.

Investing in Your Home with Radiant Heat

Remodeling Trends

Twelve trends in home remodeling were recently identified by CBS Moneywatch.com. Bathrooms, must-do remodeling and warmer interior design projects were the top three projects, while “green living” was number nine. Given the sluggish economy and rising fuel prices coupled with the demand to reduce carbon footprints, increasing numbers of homeowners are investing in their homes to cut fuel consumption. From converting to LED lighting to installing radiant heated floors, there are some great solutions to make homes more efficient – and comfortable – while recouping the costs of home improvement projects.

Heated floors radiate heat from the floor up, unlike forced air systems that blow warm air, which rises quickly to the ceiling of the room. Naturally, to better feel the heat, it’s natural to keep cranking the thermostat up to get warm. But radiant heat starts from the floor up, providing a truly luxurious warmth that must be experienced to be fully appreciated.

The two types of floor heating systems are electric and hydronic. Both of these technologies efficiently heat your home. And each room (or zone) has its own thermostat, so you can warm your home precisely. With the help of sensors and a programmable thermostat you can heat one room, or heat them all quickly and efficiently, saving money on your monthly gas bill. Unlike forced air systems there is no wasted heat escaping from closed vents. Radiant heat also eliminates dust and allergens from being blown throughout the house.

Radiant heated floor and roll of In-Slab floor heating cable

A radiant heated floor installation is a great investment in your home. Heated floors give your home an impressive level of comfort and customization with minimal investment. Warmzone offers a variety of floor heating systems that can be easily installed under virtually type for floor surface, including tile, hardwood, laminates, and even carpet.

If you are considering radiant heat, why not start by trying it out by installing under a bathroom or kitchen floor? Warmzone offers the industry’s leading retrofit floor heating systems, RetroHeat and FloorHeat. The thin heating elements of these systems are designed to be stapled up between the floor joists. So, if you can access your floor(s) from below, then one of these systems is ideal for you.

Unlike other “one-size-fits-all” radiant heat providers, Warmzone offers an array of radiant heated flooring solutions designed to better match your individual project, and your budget. The good news is that much of the installation can be accomplished by any do-it-yourself homeowner. However, it is important that a qualified electrician perform all the system wiring to ensure proper installation.

Contact Warmzone today to learn about the many floor heating options that are available. Call 888.488.9276 for free consulting or email sales@warmzone.com.

Warmzone also offers free radiant heat quotes.

Warm Up Your Soles with Warmzone Radiant Floor Heating

ComfortTile, In-Slab, HeatShield, FloorHeat, RetroHeat and FilmHeat all share several commonalities. They’re not just radiant heated floors, they’re industry leading floor heating systems offering the fit, flexibility and quality along with a solid reputation for well outperforming the rest of the industry’s competition.

With so many options from Warmzone, radiant heated floors are truly a practical home improvement project. Whether you heat a small area or an entire home, there are a wide variety of products available to choose from. Some of the best include:

  • ComfortTile is well-suited to heating tile floors. Available by the spool or preconfigured mats, at 3/16-inch it’s so thin there is very little floor build up.
  • In-Slab heat cable for concrete slabs is rugged enough for installation in new concrete slab applications to heat tile, hardwood and even carpet.
  • FloorHeat is a unique self-regulating, semi-conductive polyethylene heating element that can be installed directly under any material, ranging from hardwood floors to roofing.
  • HeatShield Panels feature ½-inch-thick polystyrene insulation covered with a thin, specially profiled aluminum with grooves for the heat cable to optimize heat cable performance by reflecting the heat upwards to the floor.
  • RetroHeat uses a thin film heating element that is installed (stapled up) between the floor joists. Bat insulation is then stapled up over the heating element to help direct heat upwards towards the floor to heat virtually all types of floor surfaces.

Heated bathroom floor

You can pair these options with Warmzone’s advanced, fully interactive thermostat with touch technology and energy monitoring for radiant heating. The innovative controller features a display that allows you to view a graph of your recorded energy consumption with actual costs.

This advanced energy monitoring feature tells you exactly what you are paying for your radiant floor heating system, and helps you save money by periodically recommending ideal temperature adjustments. So you can monitor your consumption as you go, making adjustments by adding rooms to changing traffic patterns from room to room.

Besides these great products, there are numerous benefits to radiant heat. The biggest one, of course, is the precise nature of radiant heated floors. Unlike traditional forced air systems, you can set the desired temperature in each room or zone, making radiant floor heating extremely energy efficient.

Also obvious, the health benefits that come with radiant heated floors. They don’t blow dust and allergens from vents through your home. Reliable, maintenance free radiant heated floors can be installed discreetly and easily under a variety of surfaces. And they can be easily customized to heat hard to reach areas efficiently, whether a small isolated area or your entire home.

Of course there’s more. Check out how Warmzone’s great radiant heat products, including the all new fully interactive thermostat, can warm up your home more efficiently. Call 888.488.9276 to explore the options of installing radiant heat in your home.

Making the Installation of Radiant Heat Easy

“Old School” Customer Service from the Pros at Warmzone

Every time I walked across my cold kitchen floor, I reminded myself to check into the possibilities of radiant heat. I kept hearing wonderful things about how affordable and comfortable radiant heated floors are, but I’m a procrastinator. I was content to search for my slippers or brave the chill of the kitchen linoleum and tiled bathroom floors for one more winter.

Radiant floor heating mats being installed

Unfortunately, the decision to install (or not to install) radiant heat is not mine to make alone. I’m married. Now most of us guys like to pretend that we can endure a little discomfort and survive with the bare minimum in terms of home amenities, but a part of us would also like our homes to feel like a luxurious castle. And let’s face it; we want to keep our wives happy!

I’m not saying that every wife out there is a proponent of radiant heated floors, but I know that mine was constantly pushing to have heated floors installed. So finally I relented, and told her “I’d check it out.” (I figured that would buy me some more time to procrastinate.)

But it didn’t take long to find some unbiased information online. I did a few searches on the Internet and found some good information, which I read. Soon, I narrowed down a list of top radiant heat providers, and I finally ended up dealing with a company called Warmzone. Three things stuck out for me that helped me make my decision. Warmzone’s wide product selection, their customer service and installation support were big selling points for me.

The intimidation of taking on such a home improvement project was daunting, but the anxiety quickly subsided after talking with them. I wanted to leave the design and all the technical stuff in the hands of experts. I was assured that I could do much of the heat cable installation, but experts would take care of the wiring and other technical aspects. (I sure wasn’t about to take on the whole project by myself.) I felt confident with the installers and the Warmzone team. They’ve been around a long time, and I knew they wouldn’t leave until my system was up and running as advertised.

After receiving a detailed CAD design of my floors from Warmzone, I learned exactly what to expect from the system and what the power requirements would be. Then, as the installation process began, a support technician from Warmzone was on the phone, helping us every step of the way. He took his time explaining things and made sure that the installation was done properly. Warmzone personnel even stayed with us as we tested the system to make sure we were completely satisfied. Now that was “old school” customer service. Having them provide us with the most trusted system, customized for our needs, and then assisting us every step of the way after the sale was reassuring. They stayed with us from beginning to end.

It’s nice to know there are still companies out there like Warmzone. These guys care about getting the job done right. Thanks to them, my wife is happy and we’re thrilled with the warm floors. Perhaps the best part of all this is that I was able to stay within budget on this project. Thank you Warmzone.

 Erik G. – a happy radiant heat customer.

Call Warmzone at 888.488.9276 or visit www.warmzone.com for more in-depth information and professional consulting, all free of charge, of course!