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Heat Your Hardwood Floors

One of the best ways to spruce up your home is to upgrade old dated floors. Hardwood is a beautiful, classic choice that will stand the test of time and bring new life into your home. And while you’re upgrading the floors in your home, why not consider upgrading your heating system as well?

While you’re upgrading your home with beautiful new hardwood, how about upgrading your home with luxurious radiant heat as well? Radiant heat is an excellent investment that will keep your home warm for years to come. The systems can be installed to serve as your primary heating source or to complement your existing system by adding comfortable warmth to the most popular areas of your home.

Kids on a heated hardwood floor

Radiant heated floors have many benefits. Floor heating systems provide cleaner, more efficient warmth than forced air systems. Because no blower is required, radiant heat systems operate quietly and no dust or other allergens are circulated throughout the home. Radiant heat is commonly used alongside traditional heating systems to add warmth to specific areas, such as a kitchen, bathroom, or playroom. The systems are easy to customize, not only to heat specific areas, but to accommodate your budget as well. Radiant heat systems are available to any homeowner, whether they are building a new home, remodeling, or adding heat to their current flooring.

When working with Warmzone, there are also options suitable for heating existing floors, including RetroHeat and STEP FloorHeat. These efficient systems require access to the floor joists from below. RetroHeat, the most popular option, features near paper-thin heating elements that are stapled up between the joists, followed by Batt insulation being stapled up over the heating element to drive all the heat upward to warm the floor.

STEP FloorHeat is a low-voltage system that is installed similarly, but utilizes thin, flexible polymer heating panels. Installers can staple through the heating element, simplifying and speeding up the installation process.

Given Warmzone’s large selection of floor heating systems, customers can be assured of being matched with the ideal system for their specific needs. In addition to heating hardwood floors, radiant floor heating systems can be installed under virtually any other type of floor, including tile, marble, engineered wood, laminates, carpet, slate, and more.

Most radiant heat systems are compatible with hardwood flooring, but some types of wood flooring are better suited to radiant heat. These include solid wood floors made from woods such as cherry, walnut, or mesquite, engineered wood flooring, floating floors, or even laminated or engineered floors. When choosing a wood floor for radiant heat, strip flooring can be a better choice than plank, as smaller wood boards contract less.

Most radiant heat systems are compatible with wood flooring, but some types of wood flooring are better suited to radiant heat. These include solid wood floors made from woods such as cherry, walnut, or mesquite, engineered wood flooring, floating floors, or even laminated or engineered floors. When choosing a wood floor for radiant heat, strip flooring can be a better choice than plank, as smaller wood boards contract less.

When considering pairing radiant heat with your new wood flooring, one of Warmzone’s most popular systems is the industry leading ComfortTile. This is one of the most versatile systems, as it is suitable for all standard sub-flooring materials. ComfortTile Radiant heat cable is also safety approved for wet areas, making it a perfect choice to put under your new hardwood kitchen floor. ComfortTile is available in two formats: pre-spaced cable in mats or floor heating cable off the spool. ComfortTile heat cable is top of the line UL/CSA approved twin conducting cable with ground fault protection, and carries a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. Cables are rated at 120 or 240 volts and have an 1/8- inch diameter. Cable comes on large spools, and is a great choice for custom projects, as any adjustments to spacing can be made during installation. After installation, cables are activated by a thermostat, allowing for quick (30-60 minutes) and efficient floor heating.

For larger areas and quicker installation, ComfortTile Heat Cable is also available in convenient mats. These mats include the durable radiant heat cable pre-spaced and attached to a fiberglass mesh with adhesive backing. Mats are available in different lengths, and are 24 inches wide. ComfortTile radiant heating mats are also UL listed and come with a 25- year limited warranty. The thin cable results in low profile (3/16-inch) mats that are easy to install when putting in new flooring. Simply roll out the mats, cut the mesh backing as necessary to make turns (avoid cutting the cable itself), and secure the mats to the subfloor. ComfortTile is easy to install, effective, and energy efficient, making it one of the most trusted systems on the market.

Heat hardwood floors with Warmzone's FilmHeat
Heated hardwood floor with cutaway showing FilmHeat floor heating element.

Another trusted option for heating your new hardwood floor is FilmHeat. Warmzone’s FilmHeat heating element is one of the thinnest available and is installed quickly and easily without any floor buildup. FilmHeat is simply cut to fit the appropriate area and attached to the subfloor. This system is also UL approved, and comes with a 10-year warranty. It is available in 24, 36, or 48- inch widths, and 120 or 240 voltage, and only measure .016 inch thick. Warmzone’s FilmHeat system also has no moving parts, making it virtually maintenance free after installation. FilmHeat is one of the most cost-efficient systems, with 99 percent of its energy converted directly into heat. FilmHeat also has lower installation and operation costs, making it a great option for those who may be on a budget when installing new floors.

When installing wood flooring, Warmzone’s assortment of top of the line products assures there is an option for any application. Warmzone also offers customer service that can’t be beat. From the beginning until the end of your project, professionals are available to assist you. Trusted professional designers and engineers work closely with you to pick and design the perfect system, and continue to be available as you get it installed and running. Warmzone has product information, as well as installation tips and guides available online, and may even be able to recommend an experienced radiant heat installer and electrician in your area. Making an investment in new heated floors has never been so easy! For more information, check out information on our floor heating systems , or contact a customer service professional at 888-488-9276.

Versatile Snow Melting Systems

Efficient and Easy-to-Customize Warmzone Radiant Heat Systems

Snow melting systems are an affordable investment in safe, convenient warmth for any home or business.  When purchasing a radiant snow meting system, the first and possibly most important step is ensuring that the system has high quality components that will stand the test of time, and allow the system to function at peak efficiency. ClearZone snow melting systems from Warmzone are fully automated and function with three main components that work together to assure the heated area is clear 24/7, making winter safer and more hassle free.

Heated asphalt tire tracks

The first component of a ClearZone snow melting systems is industry leading ClearZone radiant heat cable. This UL listed, twin-conductor cable is rugged and versatile, and features single point connection for easy installation. CZ cable consists of a FEP/XLPE insulation, polyolefin jacketing to provide flexibility and protection from UV damage. The heat cable produces 30-50 watts per square foot, and is rated at 220°F. This durable cable is commonly used in fresh concrete pours, under pavers, and in asphalt. The cable used for hot asphalt applications is specially designed to withstand the heat and stress of asphalt applications. This special CZ cable is rated at 460°F for up to 10 minutes.

ClearZone heat cable comes on spools or pre-spaced in mats. Cable off the spool is easily installed into custom shaped areas and is the best choice for installations that require more flexibility; such as intricate or odd shaped areas. For more traditionally shaped areas or for quicker installations, radiant heating mats are used.

ClearZone radiant heating mats come with heat cable pre-spaced (3 or 4-inch spacing available) on 2-foot wide mats. The backing tape, pre-spacing and forming the cable into mats can be cut to accommodate turns and layout needs, providing quick and easy installation. Both radiant heating cable and mats come with a 10-year manufacturer warranty, and is backed by unparalleled customer support services from Warmzone.

The activation device (snow sensor) is the second integral part of any snow melting system. The device works by sensing precipitation and the temperature, and only activates the system when it is needed. When the device senses the set temperature (usually set at 38° or 39°F) and precipitation, it signals the master controller, which then powers the heating element. Activation devices can be mounted in the surface of the area to be heated, or aerially to detect weather conditions. The aerial-mounted snow sensor allows adjustment of the temperature trigger point, the delay off cycle, and can be upgraded for remote activation. The sensor is also compact and easy to install and is compatible with smart systems. In ground sensors are typically more common for large commercial applications. In-ground sensors use a small control unit instead of a contactor panel, allowing for control from an external signal. The control unit can be switched on/off (standby) and the heating system can be turned on manually to deal with snow drifts or if ice should form in the shade.

The final component of a ClearZone Snow melting system is the contactor panel. This unit receives the signal from the sensor and powers the heating element embedded under the surface. At Warmzone, contactor panels come with or without Ground Fault Equipment Protection.  When equipped with GFEP, fault risk and extra steps and costs of installation are minimized. Warmzone’s contactor panels work with aerial activation devices and come with a 2-year limited warranty.

The versatility of ClearZone Snow melting systems allows installation in almost any medium and application. Some of Warmzone’s snow melting system installations include:

Driveways

Sidewalks

Public transit (bus stops / train platforms)

Winter resorts

Hospital entrances

Churches

Shopping centers, malls (entryways, parking areas and ramps)

Runaway truck ramps

City center sidewalks

Airport aprons

Outdoor steps

Pedestrian bridges

Loading docks and ramps

Wheelchair ramps

Heated entryway

While heating an entire area is a popular option, custom installs are also easy with ClearZone products. Whether just a high traffic area needs heating, a strip in the middle of a driveway, tire tracks, or even an outdoor kennel, ClearZone snow melting systems provide endless customization options, not only to accommodate your snow melting needs, but your budget as well.

Warmzone not only has top-of-the-line components and customization options, but industry leading customer service that includes free installation training, professional system design/engineering services, and installation tech support. These services are available to help any customer design and install the perfect snow melting system for any area. Warmzone’s industry leading products and customer service have gained the trust of customers all over the country- from federal, state and local government, to Fortune 500 companies. Warmzone has helped install snow melting systems for customers throughout Northern America.

When considering a snow melting system, Warmzone is the best option available from purchase to installation. Online support including access to manuals, tips, and videos is available, in addition to technical support services, making sure your ClearZone system is installed and operating smoothly. For more information, call Warmzone today at 888.488.9276.

Ring in the New Year with the Luxurious Warmth of Radiant Heat

The new year is the perfect time to make those upgrades to your home or business you’ve been waiting for. Installing radiant heated floors can be an affordable project that gives any space a feeling of luxury and comfort. If questions about whether radiant heated floors are right for your home have been stopping you from moving forward, here are some answers to help you make the best decision in 2020.

Woman in sunlight on warm floor

Radiant heated floors from Warmzone feature top-of-the-line components that are easy to install and easy to operate. Each system features a heating element, a sensor, and an activation device (thermostat). Warmzone offers the best thermostats in the industry. A variety of thermostats are available, ranging from fully programmable thermostats with an in-floor and ambient temperature sensor to simple on/off thermostats with a single temperature sensor. The programmable feature allows homeowners to program the heating system according to their daily and weekly schedule.

Floor heating system thermostats coordinate with sensors to keep the floor at optimum temperature. Sensors are available that sense floor temperature (embedded in the floor) or air temperature in the room, depending on your preference. The popular ComfortTile TOUCH floor heating thermostat is programmable and controls the temperature of the system with either an in-floor or external (ambient) sensor. This advanced thermostat is engineered to ensure that the floor heating system operates efficiently and economically. All of Warmzone’s floor heating thermostats include an integrated Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, Class A).

Radiant floor heating offers many benefits. Because the systems operate silently, without the need for blowers and duct work, they help prevent the spread of dust, allergens and other particles, keeping the environment cleaner than a forced air system. This is especially beneficial for those with allergies or respiratory problems.

Radiant heat is also the most efficient technology today for heating homes and businesses. Each room with a floor heating system is controlled by its own thermostat, giving the homeowner precise control over the temperature in individual spaces and further adding to the system’s efficiency. Depending on local utility rates, radiant heat can cost less to run than a standard heating system, while providing more luxurious warmth.

ComfortTile floor heating system installed under tile floor
Ceramic tiled floor heated with ComfortTile floor heating system

With its vast selection of heated floor options, Warmzone makes it easy to find the ideal system for just about any application. Warmzone also custom designs each floor heating system to best meet the customer’s specific needs. The experienced design team provides professional layout and design services so your electrician has all the layout and electrical information necessary to ensure a successful installation.

When choosing a floor heating system, the biggest difference is the heating element. Heating elements come in a variety of forms at Warmzone, such as low-voltage panels, paper-thin sheets, reflective insulated panels, heat resistance cable, and more. ComfortTile heating cable is the most popular and versatile option for heating homes and businesses, and is available off the spool or pre-spaced in flexible mats with an adhesive backing. The twin-conductor heating cable is pre-terminated for simple installation and is only ⅛-inch in diameter, resulting in minimal floor buildup. ComfortTile heat cable also has ground fault protection (GFCI) and does not emit any measurable electromagnetic fields, making it a safe, reliable choice. With this cable, any spacing or coverage adjustments can be made onsite, making it perfect for custom areas where flexibility is needed. ComforTile cable can also be installed in a floor heating membrane such as Prodeso, further adding to its versatility.

ComfortTile heating mats make installation a breeze. The cable is pre-spaced and affixed on a flexible fiberglass mesh backing, which can be rolled out and then secured to the subfloor. These mats are compatible with almost any type of flooring, and are safety approved for wet locations. CT mats heat an area 24 inches wide and are available in different lengths, and can be used with 120 or 240 volts. Mats make it simple and easy to quickly install a floor heating system in areas such as a kitchen or bathroom. ComfortTile radiant heating mats come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, making this proven system one of the best in the industry, and a great choice for any homeowner.

Installation of a new floor heating system may seem daunting, but by dealing with Warmzone, customers can be assured of receiving premium quality systems and components and unparalleled customer service and support.

Warmzone has set the gold standard when it comes to customer service. Some of our services include professional system design and layouts, free installation training, expert installation/technical support, and a host of online “how-to” videos and documentation. With perhaps the largest selection of floor heating options and unmatched customer service, Warmzone offers customers a hassle-free, quality radiant floor heating solution. We understand that installing a heated floor system in your home is a significant investment for any homeowner, so we want to help ensure that finding and installing the system is done right.

Heated floors are a great way to turn your house into a dream home. For more information or a free quote, contact a radiant heat expert today at 888.488.9276. Or check out Warmzone’s online installation resources, product documentation, and radiant floor heating options today.

Self-Regulating Roof Deicing Systems

The Industry’s Most Trusted Roof Heating Solutions

It’s that time of year again. Ice and snow are causing hazardous conditions everywhere, including our homes and businesses. One area of your home you may forget about this winter is your roof. As important as it is, the roof is often an overlooked area during the winter, and not maintaining it can lead to costly repairs. From broken gutters and downspouts to water damage from leaks that can cause mold and mildew, a damaged roof can make your winter season frustrating, cold, and expensive.

An efficient roof deicing system is a great long-term investment in maintenance and safety for any home or business owner, especially when coupled with industry leading customer service and professional system design services provided by Warmzone. Warmzone offers state-of-the-art roof heating systems, including industry leading RoofHeat trace cable and low-voltage RoofHeat STEP to meet the needs of any project.

Warmzone’s roof deicing systems are easy to use and easy to install. These systems have three components: A heating element, a power unit, and an activation device.

Self-regulating heat cable

RoofHeat self-regulating heat trace cable is an affordable, easy-to-use roof deicing option that is typically installed in gutters, downspouts, or along the roof eaves to help prevent ice dams and icicles from forming. Installation is simple. Determine the length of cable needed and then install it in the gutters and downspouts, and/or attach to the shingles with roof clips.

The self-regulating cable features an irradiated conductive core that increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. This unique construction makes it durable, safe, and extremely energy efficient.

RoofHeat STEP heating elements feature thin polymer that can be rolled out and cut on site, and even stapled or nailed through when installed under the roof shingles. Each power unit for the low-voltage heating element is connected to control specific areas of your deicing system and monitor the heating elements’ output. These units step down high voltage to low voltage (60 V or less) to safely and efficiently melt snow and ice.

Low-voltage heating element

The final component of the low-voltage system is the activation device. While several activation device options are available, Warmzone recommends its state-of-the-art RoofHeat STEP Touch Thermostat. The Touch thermostat works by using a remote sensor to determine temperature to activate the system when it is needed. This activation device is low-profile and features an auto-dimming LED display that interfaces with the outdoor sensor. The user-friendly controller makes operation of your system a cinch. Like the RoofHeat trace cable, the RoofHeat STEP heating element is also self-regulating. This function allows the system to operate safely and at peak performance.

Heated roof valley and edge

With superior performance and state-of-the-art components, an advanced roof deicing system from Warmzone offers many benefits for your home or business.  The first and most obvious is that maintaining your roof prevents costly water or structural damage to your home or business. Heavy snow and ice dams can build in chronic trouble spots on your roof; such as a north-facing valley or roof edge, and block the water from draining properly. This can lead to a compromised roof that leaks, causing damage from your ceiling to your floor, and may lead to mold and mildew growth inside the home.

Maintaining your roof also increases the safety of your home and business. With a RoofHeat system there will be no more worrying about heavy icicles falling and injuring people or creating extra ice on the sidewalk that may lead to falls and severe injuries. Another great benefit of a roof deicing system is the maintenance-free nature of the system. Once installed, the systems don’t require any regular maintenance, so aside from the operation costs, there are no other yearly expenses associated with having a system.

When it comes to operating costs, Warmzone’s self-regulating systems operate extremely efficiently, resulting in low operation cost. While utility prices may vary depending on your location, on average a 300 square foot roof costs around $.35 an hour to operate, making them affordable for any consumer. The automated operation of Warmzone’s RoofHeat STEP and RoofHeat trace cable systems also allows for minimum operation time, decreasing your operating costs. In fact, Warmzone’s heat trace cable system can run up to 30 percent less than other radiant deicing systems, making it a safe, efficient, low-cost choice.

One of the biggest benefits of a RoofHeat deicing system is the versatility. You can install each system on its own, or if you have a tricky area that needs special consideration, you can use both RoofHeat trace cable and RoofHeat STEP elements. When purchasing a top-of-the-line system from Warmzone, you also receive industry leading customer service to help you pick the RoofHeat products that best fit the needs of your project. Warmzone has design specialists to help you every step of the way, assuring your system is perfect for your home or business, as well as free installation training and support.

Still have questions about RoofHeat systems? Contact a Warmzone customer service specialist at 888.488.9276, or check out warmzone.com’s roof deicing pages for information on products and installation today!

Automated, Maintenance Free Snow Melting Systems

Turn Winter into a Wonderland with a Heated Driveway

As the first snowfall of winter’s 2019-2020 campaign begins to fall, it’s not uncommon to dream about owning a radiant heated driveway system. After all, who can blame you for wanting to wake up after a snowstorm and see a beautifully cleared driveway parting a sea of snow? Who can blame you for preferring to hold a hot cup of coffee in your hands rather than a cold snow shovel? Who can blame you for wanting to stay in your PJs and slippers instead of dressing up like you’re going to go skiing?

A warm mug of hot chocolate by the fire

A radiant snow melting system can give you new appreciation for winter’s beauty. Sure, a soft blanket of snow draped over a quiet neighborhood is pretty, but it’s downright gorgeous when that landscape includes a clear driveway leading to your garage. Yep, winter can be a beautiful time.

We can’t vouch for the commute, but with a heated driveway, you’ll not only create convenient access to and from your home, but you’ll enjoy a safer environment as well. Heated driveways are programmed to operate only when needed, but after the storm the systems remain on for a short period to dry the driveway. This prevents ice from forming, helping to enhance pedestrian safety.

For nearly two decades Warmzone has been providing homeowners and businesses with state-of-the-art snow melting systems. While the benefit of eliminating the need for manual snow removal is obvious, there are other, less obvious benefits of radiant heated driveways and sidewalks.

Electric snow melting systems are fully automated. The systems utilize an advanced snow sensor, either mounted aerially (usually unobstructed, near the roof line) or in the pavement being heated. The sensor detects the temperature and precipitation, so as the first snow begins to fall it sends a signal to the controller and power is sent to the heating elements embedded in the driveway. The surface is warmed to prevent any snow from building up.

These systems are also maintenance free. There is no need to change filters or monitor a boiler. (Just make sure the snow sensor remains clear so that it can detect snowfall.)

Radiant heat is inherently efficient. The efficiency and automated operation of these systems combine to make heated driveways and snow melting systems affordable.

Heated driveway with heated tire tracks

Electric snow melting systems are also very easy to customize. The systems can be tailored to not only meet your layout and snow melting needs, but also your budget. For example, instead of heating the entire driveway, you can heat an 8-foot path in the middle, or just install two heated tire tracks. Warmzone heat cable is available in mats that can be rolled out for quick, easy installation. Each mat heats an area 24-inches wide. Installing heated tire tracks is an effective and affordable solution for those on a budget. Call a radiant heat expert today to learn more about your many options (888.488.9276).

In addition to providing the most trusted systems and components, Warmzone also includes unparalleled customer services. These industry leading services include professional system design, free installation training and technical support during the installation.

The system design includes all the information necessary for the installer and electrician. Information provided includes proper layout and materials, load calculations, breaker sizes, number of breakers, etc. This is the road map for the installation.

Installers can also take the free installation training course. The instructor will cover every aspect of your installation so you have the confidence to move forward with the install. If you encounter any issue during the installation, Warmzone radiant heat experts are just a phone call away. We’re happy to walk you through any issues during the installation.

When it comes to quality products and superior customer service, you won’t find a better company to work with. Call Warmzone today to learn more about your options, or to receive a free quote. Call us toll free at 888.488.9276.

 

Warmzone Adds to its Home Amenities

Electric Panel Heaters and Fog-free Bathroom Mirrors

Warmzone continues to provide customers with the latest innovative radiant heating and home amenity products. The latest additions to Warmzone’s renowned product offerings are the series of electric panel heaters and the stunning fog-free mirrors with LED lighting options. Home heating amenities now include Warmzone’s FeelsWarm® Countertop Heaters, ClearMirror washroom mirrors and premium electric panel heaters.

Warmzone’s Fog-free Washroom ClearMirrors

Warmzone’s ClearMirror series of stunning shower and vanity mirrors have a thin low-voltage heating pad (defogger) mounted behind the mirror to prevent mist from forming. The defogger makes these mirrors ideal for use in showers and vanities. The mirrors are also available with or without LED lighting panels mounted within the mirror. A variety of mirrors and sizes are available for installation in showers, vanities and studios.

Shower Series Mirrors

The Shower Series ClearMirrors mount flush in the shower, providing elegant looks while making shaving and grooming a convenient, luxurious experience. The mirrors are available in four standard sizes: 12″x12″, 16″x16″, 18″x18″ and 12″x24”.

ShowerLite fog-free Series Mirrors

The ShowerLite fog-free series features the same attractive shower mirrors, but with beautifully crafted banks of LED lights built in to the mirror. The ShowerLite ClearMirror with built-in defogger and ultrathin LED lights is a great way to add elegant functionality to your bathroom. The LED lights simulate natural daylight and are perfect for tasks and accent lighting. The LED panels are 5300 K, 94 CRI, and are rated for 70,000 hours.

ShowerLite clear mirror

The mirror’s built-in defogger features a very thin low-voltage heating pad that prevents mist from building up on the mirror,  providing a convenient grooming experience. So toss out those old hanging mirrors and temporary solutions and add a touch of class to your shower.

ClearLite Vanity Mirrors

Mist-free vanity mirror with LED lights.

The ultrathin ClearLite Vanity Mirrors provide functionality and gorgeous looks to any bathroom vanity. Designed with hotel designers and architects in mind, the popular ClearLite Vanity Mirror can be found in high-end hotels throughout the world. The beautiful mirrors feature side or top mounted high-output LED panels along with the defogger mounted behind the thin mirror. The standard size of the ClearLite Vanity Mirror is 24 by 26 inches, but this elegant series can also be custom made to your specifications with the LED lighting configuration of your choice.

The 94+ CRI LED lights are the best in the industry, providing full and even lighting coverage. The mirror has flat polished edges and bright anodized aluminum sides, and comes with a Z bracket hangar for easy installation. (It is CL and C/UL listed for safety.)

The Body ClearMirror

The Body Mirror is designed for the professional groomer. The 20 x 36-inch mirror makes shaving and grooming convenient with a fog-free (heated) zone of 16 x 30-inches. This elegant mirror is installed flush in your shower surround and can be turned on by having the mirror wired to your bathroom light or bath fan (recommended). The fog-free mirrors come with a low-voltage transformer.

The Grand Body ClearMirror

The Grand Body ClearMirror is a full length shower mirror that is 5 feet tall and 2½ feet wide. The mirror (with pre-attached defoggers on the reverse side) is mounted flush in your shower, providing you with a beautifully styled, grand fog-free mirror. Installing the Grand Body Mirror adds elegance and grooming convenience to your shower. We are also able to make custom modifications to your mirror if you wish. Call a Warmzone representative today for more information at 888.488.9276.

Studio Mirror Series

A Studio Mirror Series is also available. The beautiful bevel-edged mirrors with optional fog-free technology can be custom made to your specifications, and are available in a variety of Pantone® colors. Warmzone’s ClearMirror washroom and studio mirrors are handcrafted in the USA.

Another popular home heating amenity offered by Warmzone is the Runtal® Electric Panel Heater. These stylish heaters can be used as wall-mount or freestanding heaters to complement the existing heating system or to serve as the primary home heating source.

Warmzone’s Electric Panel Heaters

Warmzone’s Runtal® electric panel heaters, baseboard heaters and towel warmers are designed to combine safe, high-heat output with attractive looks. The durable flat tube design of the wall panel heaters blends high output performance and low surface temperature to provide superior energy-efficient performance. The wall panel and freestanding baseboard heaters can be used to add comfort to your favorite rooms or as your primary heating system.

Warmzone’s electric wall panel heaters complement your home’s interior and can be installed under windows or on walls where floor space is at a premium. With high output and sleek profile these versatile heaters can either accentuate the room’s style or discreetly blend into the existing interior design while adding comfortable warmth. Electric wall panel heaters are available in heights of 17¼-inches and 23⅛-inches, and lengths of 2, 3, and 4 feet. All units are available in 120, 208 and 240-volt configurations.

Electric wall-mount panel heaters

The wall-mounted baseboard series offers simple, conventional installation for either new build applications or for direct replacement of existing wall-mounted electric baseboard products. The stylish wall-mount and baseboard heaters provide comfortable warmth to eliminate cold spots in your favorite rooms, making them an attractive and effective complement to your existing heating system and home décor. Wall-mount baseboard heaters are 10⅛-inch tall and are available in lengths from 3 to 10 feet (in increments of one foot). Freestanding baseboard heaters are also available.

A wide variety of towel warmers and bathroom radiators are also available from Warmzone. The bathroom radiators with towel warming bars can create a toasty, comfortable environment for small to average-sized bathrooms as well as warmth for your towels. The wall-mounted heater’s easy installation and attractive looks conveniently adds comfort and elegant style to the existing décor of the washroom.

While providing warmth for the bathroom, nothing quite matches the feel of a warm towel or bathrobe after showering. Because the towel warmer helps to heat and dry the room, the added benefit is that the radiator helps to reduce mold and mildew, and keeps towels fresh between laundering. Various model types and sizes are available for different heat outputs that enable a towel radiator to be used as a supplemental heater or as the sole source of heat for entire bathrooms.

Bathroom radiator with towel warmer

Warmzone’s line of wall-mount and freestanding heaters provides comfortable warmth and energy-efficient performance, and are available in a wide range of colors. A Wi-Fi enabled thermostat option is also available, allowing homeowners to control the heating units remotely.

For more information about Warmzone’s premium quality home heating amenities, please call us today at 888.488.9276.

Warmzone Offers Countertop Heaters

Introducing Innovative Stick-on Countertop Heaters

Add a new level of elegant comfort to your home’s most popular gathering place – the kitchen. Warmzone’s countertop heaters with FeelWarm® technology feature flexible low-voltage heating panels that conveniently stick to the bottom of your countertop. The countertop heaters adhere to the underside of the stone or they can be placed on a support substrate (compressed) prior to the countertop being placed.

Heated countertop with curved overhang

The innovative countertop heating system uses a passive warming system to slowly warm the stone by 20-25 degrees. This measured warming approach and lack of temperature pulsing prevents any shock to the stone. These heating panels are designed specifically for warming stone countertops without introducing a risk of cracking the stone. Warmzone’s countertop heaters are also easy to install. While contractors installing new countertops are typically involved with installing the heaters, most homeowners install the panels for their existing countertop. The simple peel-and-stick heating panels can be installed by homeowners with basic “handyman” skills.

View the Video: Heating Countertops with Overhang

View the Video: Heating Countertops with no Overhang

The low-voltage countertop heating mats are ultra thin (between .015″ and .025″ thick) and are custom-engineered for each stone including shape, wattage, and electrical input location. The heating mat is designed to overcome the poor thermal characteristics of stone so that an even heated surface is created and that the front edge is the same temperature as the center of the heated zone. The system is also very economical. Most homeowners leave their heated countertop running at all times, resulting in a cost of less than $0.20 a day.

Stick-on countertop heater

Countertop Heaters – Features and Benefits

  • Discreet: No physical changes to the cabinet or counter
  • Easy Installation: Peel-and-stick application
  • Low Voltage: Utilizes 12-24 volts for complete safety (no special wiring)
  • Convenient: Utilizes a standard 120 volt outlet
  • Easy to Customize: Can accommodate all corbels and support beams
  • Cost Effective: Heats only commonly touched areas
  • Ultra Thin: Only 1/32-inch thick
  • Temperature Adjustment: Controller included with heater
  • Versatile: Works well with all stone surfaces

Applications

Warmzone’s FeelsWarm countertop heaters are commonly installed to warm kitchen countertops and islands and bars (with overhang), desks, bathroom counters, bars, vanities, reception desks and any indoor application where stone is being considered. The ideal heating solution is to only warm the overhang, or edge of the counter where most people touch the counter. Therefore the most ideal placement for the heating panel is along the underside of the counter’s edge to about 12-14 inches deep. The countertop heaters efficiently warm all types of stone, engineered stone and concrete countertops.

Designed for easy installation, the heater’s shape and size is configured specifically for the customer’s unique counter and corbels, whether overhanging or resting on framework, angled or curved. The heating mats are an easy do-it-yourself installation that safely and effectively warms the stone.

The heaters are available in four popular sizes and can also be custom-designed to fit your layout needs. The gentle warmth safely adds luxurious comfort to kitchens, bathrooms, offices and more. To learn more about your countertop heating options contact a radiant heat expert today at 888.488.9276.

Complete Radiant Heat Solutions

Warmzone has the Products, Expertise and Services

Homeowners looking for the best radiant heat solutions for their new home or remodel need look no farther than Warmzone. With one of the largest selections of trusted radiant heat systems available, customers are assured of choosing from a variety of proven, industry-leading solutions. But Warmzone’s diverse product offering is only part of the advantage customers enjoy by working with the company.

Warmzone complements its many products with unmatched customer support and services. Whether you’re looking to install a heated driveway, a heated floor, or a roof deicing system, Warmzone’s experienced design team will provide a detailed layout of the system prior to the installation. These professional drawings not only include the precise layout of the heating elements and components, but also the proper load calculations for the system, the breaker sizes, number of breakers, and so on. This helps to eliminate any unwanted surprises during the installation and ensure that the system is properly installed and meets all the warranty requirements.

Having experienced pros like Warmzone design your system helps to eliminate any surprises during the installation. Warmzone’s design and AutoCAD® layout services make things easier on your electrician and installer, and help to ensure that your system is installed correctly so that it performs as it should.

Radiant heated driveway

Warmzone radiant heat systems are also easy to customize. In addition to carrying one of the largest selections of floor heating systems around, Warmzone radiant heat experts can also customize each system to best meet the unique needs of each homeowner. So if you’re looking to add efficient, luxurious warmth to your home, contact a floor heating expert today at 888.488.9276. We’ve been doing this for almost two decades, and we’re happy to put that experience to work for you. Call us for a free, no-pressure consultation. You can tell us about your project and vision, and we’ll be happy to discuss the different features of each system and show you the best options for heating your home. You can also submit your project information and receive a free quote.

Heated Driveways and Snow Melting Systems

While the comfort of radiant heat in the home can’t be matched, neither can the convenience of a fully automated snow melting system. Some homeowners choose to install a heated driveway to eliminate the need for manual snow removal, but other home and business owners find that installing an automated snow removal system is more of a necessity.

Some driveways, parking areas and sidewalks are built on inclines, so when the snow falls these areas become treacherous. Needless to say, businesses cannot afford to have icy sidewalks on their premises. So, rather than paying employees to routinely shovel and salt the grounds, an automated snow melting system ensures that there is never any accumulation of snow or ice. This reduces the chances for litigation because of personal injuries by helping to ensure the customers’ safety.

Heated sidewalk and steps

Consumers have many options when it comes to installing a heated driveway. In addition to heating the entire driveway, some may opt to save money by installing a custom system to only heat specific areas. Installing heated tire tracks is also an affordable option that features two 24-inch wide heated tracks that reduce the power requirements and installation costs. Warmzone experts will work with you to find the best solution to meet your snow melting requirements as well as your budget. Radiant heat can also be installed to heat outdoor steps, bridges, ramps, loading docks and more.

Roof Deicing

Warmzone also offers the most advanced and proven roof deicing and gutter heat trace systems. The most popular and affordable solution for keeping gutters and downspouts free of ice buildup is self-regulating heat cable. This affordable cable can also be installed along the roof edges to prevent ice dams from forming.

The most advanced system for keeping roof edges and valleys clear of snow and ice is the low-voltage RoofHeat STEP system. This system features thin, semi-conductive polymer heating elements that can be installed discreetly under the roof shingles (or safely under metal roofs) to keep areas completely free of snow. The flexible heating element is available in different widths, so it can also be installed under the flashing to keep roof valleys clear and facilitate runoff.

Warmzone has been leading the way for years when it comes to trusted snow melting solutions and services. In addition to the premier design services provided, Warmzone also includes free installation training and installation support. When customers purchase a system from Warmzone, they team up with a trusted partner who will provide customer support from beginning to end. Eliminate the headaches and the hassles by dealing with a seasoned pro like Warmzone. Call today for more information at 888.488.9276.

Designing Radiant Heated Driveways

Warmzone Professionals Take Care of the Leg Work

Installing a driveway heating system represents a significant investment for homeowners. Although the benefits of a heated driveway are impressive, the thought of installing an automated snow melting system may seem somewhat overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Warmzone’s support services are the best in the industry, and we make the process of finding and installing the ideal radiant heat system easy for consumers.

Warmzone system designers are among the best. In addition to designing snow melting system for the specific demands and layout of each project, every snow melting system is also designed according to ASHRAE standards. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an organization committed to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Designing systems according to ASHRAE standards is important to homeowners because it means that their system is designed to perform according to the weather conditions specific to that area. This entails careful research of the weather for the region.

ASHRAE standards were established to address variances for consumers such as their location’s general climate, average snowfall, storm duration, low temperatures, and other important factors. The system design is then “optimized” so that it will perform best in the conditions common in that area. Designing systems according to ASHRAE standards is important to homeowners because it helps to protect them by ensuring that their system is designed to perform according to the weather conditions where they live. So, check with your provider and make sure that your snow melting system is designed not only to accommodate your budget, but in accordance with ASHRAE standards.

Warmzone has provided radiant snow melting systems for commercial and residential projects throughout the country, so our designers are experts who have designed systems for just about every application imaginable. From heated driveways and parking areas to runaway truck ramps, public transit stations, and outdoor malls, etc., we’ve seen it all.

Having experienced pros like Warmzone design your system helps to eliminate any surprises during the installation. Warmzone’s AutoCAD® layout also includes the proper layout and materials, proper load calculations, breaker sizes, and number of breakers, so your electrician will have all the necessary information before any of the installation takes place.

Custom Heated Driveway Options

There are many options for consumers looking when it comes to installing a heated driveway snow melting system. While the whole driveway can be heated, other popular options include heated tire tracks, or heating an 8-foot strip in the middle of the driveway. The heated tire tracks feature two 24-inch wide heated tracks. This not only reduces the cost of the initial investment, but provides a cheaper operating cost as well.

Electric snow melting systems are easy to customize. In addition to being designed to fit your driveway, walkways or steps, radiant heat can also be installed to heat troublesome areas such as inclines or parts of the driveway that are frequently shaded.

Warmzone also has a wide variety of floor heating systems to choose from. Unlike most providers that only offer one, or perhaps two different floor heating systems, Warmzone offers a vast selection of the industry’s most trusted radiant heat systems.

Warmzone heated floors range from the popular ComfortTile floor heating cable to the near paper-thin FilmHeat system. Other systems include FloorHeat’s thin, low-voltage polymer heating element, FoilHeat’s cable sandwiched between two sheets of specially reinforced aluminum foil, the Prodeso floor heating membrane, HeatShield floor heating insulation panels and more. We even carry the RetroHeat system that allows homeowners to install radiant heat under existing floors. The thin heating panels are stapled up between the floor joists and then batt insulation is installed to direct all of the heat upward to the floor. This is an effective and affordable solution for heating existing floors.

To learn more about the many radiant heat options that are available, contact Warmzone today at 888.488.9276.

Radiant Heated Driveway System Components

Warmzone Makes it Easy for Installers

There are many options when it comes to installing a driveway heating system. While radiant heated driveways can be installed to keep entire driveways clear of snow and ice, the systems can also be easily customized to meet the specific needs and layout of the customer.

Electric heated driveway systems are fully automated and maintenance free, and simple to customize. Radiant heat can be installed in troublesome areas, such as inclines or shaded areas that are prone to ice buildup during the winter. Or, instead of heating an entire driveway, two 24-inch wide tire tracks can be installed. This not only can reduce the initial investment cost, but also minimize the power requirements and operating costs. Although heated driveways are a popular option for many homeowners and businesses, homes with inclined driveways that spill into a busy street make radiant heat a virtual necessity. Fortunately, the layout options of these versatile systems are unlimited, allowing customers to tailor their radiant heating systems to best accommodate the snow melting needs as well as their budget.

The layout options of these versatile systems are virtually unlimited, allowing customers to tailor their radiant heating systems to best accommodate the snow melting needs as well as their budget. Heated driveways can be a popular, convenient option for many homeowners and businesses, but homes with inclined driveways that spill onto a busy street make automated snow melting a virtual necessity.

Heated driveway with brick pavers

Industry Leading Heated Driveway Components

Warmzone automated snow melting systems feature the industry’s most trusted and proven components. The fully automated systems include ClearZone heat cable, snow sensor (activation device), contactor panel (available with or without GFEP), and marker plate (as required by the NEC).

ClearZone Heat Cable

Warmzone’s snow melting heat cable is a proven industry leader that is being used in a variety of radiant snow melting systems throughout Northern America.  The ClearZone heating cable features superior workmanship and materials, and is UL listed. The twin-conductor, single-point connection heat cable is designed with FEP/XLPE insulation and polyolefin jacketing (for flexibility and UV protection), allowing the radiant heating system to consistently provide top performance during extreme winter conditions.

Coupled with Warmzone’s proven industry-leading customer support services and 10-year manufacturer warranty, the ClearZone snow melting system is designed and built to outperform all competing products. While ClearZone cable is rated at 220°F, a special version of ClearZone cable is also available for hot asphalt installations. The maximum external jacket temperature for asphalt applications is rated at 460°F (240°C) for up to 10 minutes.

Snow Sensor (Activation Device)

Warmzone carries the premier aerial-mount and in-ground snow sensors. The advanced aerial-mount snow sensor is capable of sensing temperature and precipitation. When precipitation is detected and the temperature is below the ‘trigger point’ (normally set at 39°F), the unit signals the snow melting system controller (contactor panel). Power is then sent to the heating cable embedded in the driveway, warming the surface and preventing any snow buildup.

Aerial mount snow sensor
A WS-2C aerial mount snow sensor for automated snow melting systems.

Smart system compatible, the aerial snow sensor also features adjustable delay off cycle, and upgradeable remote activation, as well as the adjustable temperature set point.

The in-ground snow sensor is also optional for Warmzone snow melting systems. This activation device is more commonly used in large commercial snow melting applications, but can be used in residential systems if desired. The pavement-mounted sensor requires the small control unit rather than the contactor panel. The control unit is a small, NEMA 1, wall-mounted control panel, approximately 6×3.5 inches wide and about 3.5-inches tall. The unit can be controlled from an external signal (day/week timer, GSM-module or other signal source) and can be switched on/off (standby). The controller features a 4-hour timer that serves as a manual backup to melt snow drifts or ice that may have formed on the driveway due to wind or shade.

Contactor Panel

To save installers time and money, Warmzone offers contactor panels with and without built in ground fault equipment protection (GFEP).

With GFEP: The ground fault equipment protection helps to minimize the risk of faults and eliminate extra wiring installation steps and costs. The panel is activated by a Warmzone activation device (either an in-ground or aerial-mount sensor).

Without GFEP: The Warmzone contactor panels are designed for snow and ice melting applications. All panels are pre-wired and UL listed complete with a NEMA 4 enclosure, wiring diagram, terminal connection block, and two or four 3-pole contactors. Timer panels can be used stand alone or in conjunction with an automatic controller. Contactor panels must be used in conjunction with an automatic controller.

In addition to Warmzone’s industry leading system components, Warmzone provides unparalleled customer services, including free installation training, technical support, and system design and layout services. A vast online library of installation videos and product documentation is also available on Warmzone’s website. Contact Warmzone today for more information or to receive a free quote. Call 888.488.9276 today.