Category: Tips and tricks

Looking for tips and tricks related to installing underfloor radiant heating under varying floor surfaces or heated driveways, stairs, walkways, roofs or gutters? Warmup provides helpful information.

Gorgeous Master Bath Remodel with Warmup Floor Heating - July 22, 2014 by Dave Mckiever

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Prepare Now For Frozen Gutters Later - July 4, 2014

Enjoy the summer! (but winter will be back)…. I still remember it as if it was yesterday.  A couple of winters ago, we had to deal with water coming into our home due to ice buildup in our gutters.  As I watched the maintenance workers stand on the roof and ladders, chipping away at the […]

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How To Find & Fix a Floor Heating System - June 27, 2014

So what do a TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) and a Hound Dog have in common?  They are both used to sniff out their prey; they just go about it differently.  So how does a TDR meter “sniff” out a short or break in your underfloor radiant heating product?  Basically, it sends an electrical pulse into […]

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Underfloor Heating Installations – Pictures Now Prevent Guesswork Later - June 11, 2014

    You’ve heard it before: a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, it’s a thousand dollars… A great trick from the Pro’s: Whether you’ve done your own layout, got one from your reseller or even the manufacturer, plans change. The blueprint never really matches the reality of the remodel, and one of the […]

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

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.  […]

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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 […]

Staining & Painting Concrete – Pros & Cons - April 2, 2014

Whichever you decide to do, one thing is for sure, either option is better than looking at the ole’ plain grey concrete floor .  Since there is so much information out there on the pros and cons of painting or staining concrete, how to do it, who should do it and so forth, we thought […]

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 […]

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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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Slip & Fall Accidents – The Terrible Truth - October 18, 2013

The sad truth is that most of us have either suffered the results of a slip and fall accident or know someone who has.  The Icy stairs, walkways and driveways that come with winter don’t help matters either, do they?  Here are some sobering statistics to consider. Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency […]