Tag: heated floors

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 […]

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.  […]

Warmup Is A Cost-Effective Heat Source! - June 7, 2012

Heating efficiency is not so much about the cost of the power supply (fuel, gas, electric) but more about the efficiency of the device, and the reduction of heat loss. The most efficient furnace with the cheapest gas price will never work effectively if the windows are old and drafty. The same goes for electric floor heating systems, where […]

Introducing 3iE, The First Energy-Monitoring Floor Heating Thermostat! - May 25, 2012

Discover the new energy-monitoring thermostat from Warmup! Our 3iE™ thermostat is officially launched! We’re excited to unveil our new interactive, innovative, intelligent and energy-efficient thermostat. Designed by end-users for end-users and available in 8 colors, 3iE™ will literally rock your world … and your walls. You can read and see more of the exceptional features and functions of 3iE™ on […]