How FloorHeat Radiant Heated Floor Systems Work
FloorHeat STEP System Components
The power unit, together with the step
down transformer, [which converts the
line voltage (220 V.) to
the low voltage (60 V. or
less)] can be thought
of as the brains of the system. The
advanced circuitry in the
power unit regulates the system,
ensuring safe, accurate, and
Because FloorHeat operates on low-voltage it
does not require a ground
fault switch. For typical applications,
the system is
normally connected to a 24 volt
transformer, but FloorHeat can
also be powered by solar or wind-power
sources. The FloorHeat
radiant floor heating system is
maintenance free, easily zoned
and extremely energy efficient.
heating thermostats are 100 percent
automated, allowing you to save
energy as well as have the radiant floor
heating system turn on when
desired. You can program the floors to warm
just before you get up each
morning and then shut off as you leave for work.
Thermostats with an in-floor sensor (to measure floor
temperature) and thermostats
with ambient sensors (that detect room
temperature) are available from Warmzone.
Warmzone offers the most advanced floor heating
thermostats on the market, including the TOUCH and TOUCH WIFI
thermostats. Other thermostats are available as well, so customers
have a wide selection of controllers to choose from. Radiant
floor heating thermostats are fully programmable and feature a relay output
for infinitely variable setting of requested
heating output, up to 10A.
Manufactured in the United States (ISO 9001 certified manufacturer), the
FloorHeat STEP radiant heating element is a unique, low-voltage, flexible polymer heating
element that comes in 12- and 9-inch rolls. The element features a thin profile and can be cut on site; and because the
heating element is self-regulating, it is very efficient. When the ambient temperature rises, the electrical
resistance in the heating element increases, lowering the consumption of
electricity. As the element gets warmer, less electricity passes through it,
ensuring that the FloorHeat system will not overheat, making this
one of the safest, most energy-efficient
systems on the market.
The flexible polymer heating element is also not affected
by weight loads or people walking on it during the installation.
The versatile floor heating
element is commonly used for renovation as well as new construction
projects, and because of its thin profile, there is no need for floor buildup.
The FloorHeat system can be installed to effectively warm all types of floors, including, tile, stone, hardwood,
laminate, resilient and carpet, etc. The low-voltage radiant heating element makes
FloorHeat STEP an excellent radiant heating choice for safely heating
hardwood floors. This same polymer heating element is also used for roof deicing
applications, and is one of the few - and best - solutions for heating metal roofs.