Category: Floor Heating

Continuity Testers – Why They Are Not Enough - April 22, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

One of the great things about under floor electric radiant floor heating is that there are no moving parts involved, hence no maintenance costs once installed.  Therefore, the most crucial part of your installation is to make sure that there is no damage done to your wires before you cover them in thinset or self-leveler.  To help you in this respect, Warmup offers to provide free continuity testers for our customers.  By connecting this device to your floor heating system during installation, it will sound an alarm if a complete break occurs, thus allowing you to pause and repair.

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Unfortunately, if only a nick occurs during installation, the alarm will not sound.  This is why it is an absolute must that you check the resistance readings of your floor heating system before, during and after installation with a digital multimeter (pictured above) as stressed in all of Warmup’s manuals.  A nick can turn into a break through use and if not detected early, you will be looking at more work to repair it once your floor has been installed.  Think about it, when you go for a checkup with your doctor, don’t you want to be advised, not only of an existing serious health condition, but also of any condition that will worsen over time if not addressed immediately?  The same principle applies.  Once the damaged portion of wire has been identified, you can use one of Warmup’s repair kits.  Just using electric tape will not cut it.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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In Floor Heating Insulation Boards – Why Use Them? - April 11, 2014

Why In Floor Heating Insulation Boards from Warmup are a great investment. Consumers are actively encouraged to insulate their homes as this leads to energy savings. While not always ‘required’, insulating is almost always ‘better’. That is why Warmup, the only Primary Heating Radiant Electric supplier is actively promoting and delivering insulation boards on many […]

Tiling Under or Around the Toilet? - March 28, 2014

  From experienced tile professionals to part-time DIYs, there are differing opinions on whether to tile under or around the toilet.  While either method will work, the vast majority seems to favor tiling under the toilet (check out the forum links below).  Here are some top reasons why:   Less cutting involved – less frustration trying to […]

Warmup at JLC Live New England - March 19, 2014

  Warmup In Floor Heating Systems to Attend JLC Live New England World’s best-selling electric floor heating brand will showcase hottest spring products at March 21 and 22 show  Danbury, Conn. – Spring is the time that many homeowners transform their kitchens and baths with new flooring, countertops, appliances and other upgrades. These renovations provide […]

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Shedding Some Light On Sunrooms - November 22, 2013

So you like sitting in the sun, but don’t like sharing time with the bugs.  You like the rhythmic sound of rain hitting the roof, but don’t like getting wet (who does?).  Watching the snow fall can be a peaceful and enjoyable experience, but not so much when you try reading your favorite book outside.  […]

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Beauty and Brains in a Programmable Thermostat! - May 15, 2013

When you think of floor heating thermostats, it’s hard to get too excited, right?  We just want them to keep our floors nice and comfortable during those cold and chilly days.  What if we told you Warmup has a state of the art digital thermostat that will exceed your expectations?  One that will save you […]

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Installing Floor Heating Mats With Akron Ohio Moms! - November 5, 2012

We’ve recently teamed up with Cindy Orley, the fabulous blogger behind Akron Ohio Moms. Cindy needed to heat up her 130 sq ft foyer and we wanted to show everyone how easy it is to install Warmup Floor Heating products. First, she had to insulate the concrete subfloor so we provided her with our energy-star rated […]

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A Guide to Kitchen Heating - September 20, 2012

As the cooler fall and winter seasons approach, our kitchen floors suddenly turn uncomfortably cold, especially in the morning when breakfast is in full mode! Well forget about putting slippers and socks for breakfast ! We have THE solution to make these kitchen floors warm; whether they are tile, stone or wooden floors. Installing an […]

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The NEW Foil Heating System by Warmup! - August 21, 2012

A first in North America, by Warmup! Warmup’s new CUT & TURN Foil Heating Panels for laminate and engineered wood floors can be cut and shaped into place, directly on the job site. Heat any shape or size of room, from the basement to the bedroom to the sunroom or the home office! How it works […]

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Heated Floors: A Product For Every Floor Type! - November 7, 2011

“Can I install floor heating under carpet?” “I don’t think I can heat vinyl floors! Can I?” “I heard that heating cables can burn my wooden floors, is that true?” If you ever ask yourself these questions: we have the answers! Warmup now offers a floor heating solution for every floor type! Heating Concrete Polished and […]

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