Electric Radiant Heating System Installation Guide
Instead of moving,
many homeowners are opting to renovate their home with added luxuries —and that includes electric infloor heat. A floor heating system utilizing radiant heat
can transform rooms like kitchens and bathrooms into a comforting, inviting
spaces. Watch as Rob Robillard of AConcordCarpetner.com installs the TempZone
Flex Roll radiant floor heating system.
Hi, I’m Rob
Robillard, Editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and also a remodeling contractor
based out of Concrete, Massachusetts. Research are shown that more and more
people are choosing to remodel their homes as opposed to moving out of their
building new. That same research has indicated that people home owners, 50
years and older are choosing to stay in their homes through retirement, which
means aging in place conditions and remodeling.
Along with that
comes remodeling kitchens and bathrooms and trying not to tear apart this
structures too much. Adding supplemental heat, one product I’ve come across is
a product by Warmly Yours, to rate electric radiant heat mat. In this video,
I’ll show how I install it, but more importantly I talk about radiant heating
and why it’s so important to me as a remodeler. Let’s get started.
In this video, we’re
installing your Warmly Yours product called the twin conductor roll. Warmly
Yours is well-known for having the hottest radiant heat mats on the market, and
it’s called the twin conductor roll because it has two wires at the beginning
of the mat. Basically, this new system, it’s easier to layout and install the
heat mats and is much, much easier to make the power connection. There’s no
second connection or lead to have to return back to the thermostat from the far
end of the mat.
With this single
termination cable, you can layout your entire mat from start to finish and all
the wires will be right where you started, right at the thermostat. The other
thing that I’d like about this Warmly Yours mat, is that the cables are
attached to the mesh mat with a tape adhesive, which really allows to remove
and customize nice and easy. The Warmly Yours TempZone system is installed easily
on the ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood and other popular floor
caverns. It delivers even heat
throughout the floor, eliminating cold spots. What we’re doing here is securing
the mat to the subfloor.
The subfloor is
basically a cement underlayment board that we put down to accept ceramic tile.
We’re using a combination of an electric stapler and duct tape to hold down the
mats and any wires, so that we can then come back and use a latex thin set
mortar to basically glue the mat down to the subfloor. Once that’s dries, we’ll
then apply our tile on top of that. I’m a big fan of using the Warmly Yours
products in my bathroom remodels. The science behind electric radiant floor
heating is quite simple. The entire floor surface effectively becomes a low temperature
The Warmly Yours
electric heat system delivers a full 15-watts per square foot of heat. Through
heat transferred, basically the delivery of heat from the mat to the floor
surface and objects in the room, and it does this through infrared radiation.
From underneath, which in turn obviously warms the people and objects in the
room. Warmly Yours floor heat is much more efficient and comfortable than
heating the air, which never retains the heat for very long. Unlike forced hot
air systems, under floor heating systems warms the body and the objects, rather
than heating the air and ultimately eliminating those inconsistent temperatures
and cold spots.
reduces the percentage of dust mites by 80%. As a remodeler, it’s a no brainer
using this warmly floor heat mats. They’re easy to install. They do not
significantly raise the floor height, and it gives the client a warm floor and
supplemental heating source. One thing a lot of people don’t realize is that
these mats are custom. They can be designed to fit a standard rectangle or they
can be design to fit an L-shape, Z-shape, any shape you want, you just design
the system. You send Warmly Yours the plan, and they’ll send you your mat.
The system that
we’re installing today is going to be controlled via programmable thermostat.
The client can program this thermostat any way she wants. For instance, she
could turn it on an hour before she gets up in the morning, so that her
bathroom floor is warm. Then program to turn off at when she leaves for work.
Then again on before she either comes home or maybe goes to bed again. The
beauty of this is that she only uses the electricity and the heat when she
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