Floor Heating Home Automation Integration Kits
To integrate an electric floor heating system with a home automation system, WarmlyYours sells a product that we call a Third Party Integration Kit. Essentially, this product acts as an intermediary relay/transformer between the heating system and the home automation control (like Nest or Ecobee controls or a similar low voltage thermostat). The built-in transformer allows for the control of the floor heating systems, as most floor heating thermostats are high voltage (120V or 240V typically) and most residential thermostats are lower voltage (24V typically).
We sell a few different varieties of this kit with different voltages (120V and 240V) and with or without a floor sensor. The floor sensor will help regulate the temperature of the radiant heating system based on the floor temp which will be more accurate and responsive than just using the ambient temperature in the room.
It's always a good idea to check the specs of your third party control before purchasing a kit as some third party controls may not have an available connection for the floor sensor or they may require an additional transformer due to higher power consumption.
Customer Questions & Answers
Floor Heating Home Automation Integration Kits has 21 Questions and Answers.
What type of flooring can I install along with an electric floor heating system?
WarmlyYours’ TempZone™ product is most commonly installed under tile, stone, and marble flooring, but can also be installed under many other popular floor covering options such as hardwood, vinyl and linoleum. We also have our Environ system, which is an electric floor heating product as well and is specially designed for installation under carpet (in the U.S. only), laminate and floating wood. WarmlyYours can accommodate any flooring type with either of the electric radiant floor heating products that we offer. If your flooring type isn't listed here, just give us a call at (800) 875-5285 and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
How do I know if I am installing my electric floor heating system properly?
Please keep in mind that you must check your electric floor heating system with a digital ohmmeter in conjunction with a Circuit Check™. Take an initial reading as soon as you take the product out of the box to verify that it is within -5% / +10% of the values stated on the product’s label. This will give you a basis of comparison for future readings. Take a second reading once you have positioned the system to match your custom installation plan. It is also advisable to take an additional reading in the middle of the tile installation, just to make sure that the Circuit Check™ is doing its job. Then, take a final reading when you are finished with the floor installation and are ready to hook up the thermostat.
The Circuit Check™ is a tool developed by WarmlyYours to give you peace of mind and ensure trouble-free installations. Simply hook up the cold leads to the tool while you position the system to match your custom installation plan.
The Circuit Check™ will continuously monitor the continuity of the circuit during the installation of your system and during the installation of your flooring. The Circuit Check™ beeps immediately when a short in the system is detected, alerting you to a potentially damaged cable in the area you are working, before you lay the tile over the electric floor heating system. The WarmlyYours technical support team is available 24/7 to provide assistance if the alarm sounds, or if you would have any questions during your installation.
Can I use electric floor heating as a primary heat source?
Yes, in most cases, an electric floor heating system can be effective as a primary heat source. However, our TempZone™ and Environ™ systems are most commonly used as a secondary heat source, providing floor-to-ceiling radiant heat to any room in your home where you desire more warmth and comfort.
If you are considering electric floor heating for an addition to your home, such as a sunroom where you have no other source of heat, WarmlyYours offers an innovative online tool which calculates approximate heat loss. This tool can help you to determine if a WarmlyYours’ electric radiant floor heating system will provide your desired comfort temperature throughout the year. You can access the Heat Loss Calculator or you can call us at (800) 875-5285 and a Customer Service Representative will make the calculation for you.
Do I have to replace my floor to install electric floor heating?
Yes. While there are some floor heating systems that can be installed beneath floor joists, most electric radiant floor heating systems will need to be installed beneath the floor itself. This is why the best time to install electric floor heating is during a remodel or as a part of a new construction, when a floor is being installed anyways.
If you're interested in alternative radiant heating methods, check out our Radiant Panels, which are wall-mounted and use infrared technology to provide supplemental heating.
How much does it cost to run an electric floor heating system?
The answer to this question will depend on a whole host of variables related to electric floor heating, including, but not limited to, the run time (for supplemental heating, we usually recommend between 4-8 hours per day), the electric radiant floor heating system you're using, the total square footage, and your local electrical cost. Typically, the cost is just a few cents a day.
To figure out how much electric floor heating might cost to run for you, make sure to use our interactive Operating Cost Calculator.
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Floor Heating Home Automation Integration Kits achieved an average rating of 5.0 stars with 1 reviews by our customers.
Great product and excellent customer services!
Ninfa L., Hewlett, NY on 04/26/2021
I enjoy dealing with Mary who helped me to choose the right product for the project I engaged her on. Excellent customer service and she went the extra mile to ensure I got all of what I needed to complete the project. Product perfect for my needs...