WIRING YOUR ELECRIC FLOOR HEATING WITH PRECISION
When you're installing your electric floor heating, you want to make sure it remains unmoved over time. Watch, in video #4 of our Flex Roll Installation Guide series, as our flooring expert explains how to secure your panels and floor sensors. You may also need to pay careful consideration to your wiring system when placing your heated flooring. During the installation process, you may need to conduct ohm readings to make sure the wire heating is working properly. By following the proper wiring techniques during your installation process, you can ensure your electric floor heating system will be durable and long-lasting. For additional assistance throughout the process, you may consult WarmlyYours directly, or you may refer to the heated flooring manual.
Properly securing the panels will keep them from moving. Acceptable methods are small pieces of tape, wire clips, hot glue and staples. Although it is important to remember never to staple on the wire.
The floor sensor is used to measure the floor temperature. It's recommended that the wire does not cross the heating wires. During the floor sensor placement, it's important to visualize the finished room. If that sensor is located underneath a bath mat or other floor covering, it could be tricked into thinking that the flooring is actually warmer.
The short lead is usually designated as the beginning of your customized floor plan by a yellow marking. The end is white. Both should be brought to the thermostat gang box without crossing the heating wires or the sensor wire.
Additional ohms readings are recommended to make sure the integrity of the heating wire has not been compromised.