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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 layout 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.