In many situations Warmup underfloor heating systems can stand alone as the only heat source in the room. When using as a sole heat source, make sure that the room complies with insulation levels set out in current national and local building regulations as per the International Residential Building Code, chapter 11, and that the entire floor area is covered by the heating system. If you wish to consider using Warmup systems as the sole heat source, you will need to seek assistance with a heat loss calculation from either an architect or HVAC specialist. In rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens where there are objects that prevent you from covering the entire floor space, you may want to consider additional heating.
Economic to Run
Your Warmup Carbon Heating System`s power consumption - and therefore your running costs - relate directly to heat-up time. The longer the system takes to heat-up, the more it will cost to run. In a bathroom fitted with an insulation board on a concrete sub-floor, for example, heating 32 square feet of floor two hours twice a day would cost about $0.06* per day. Running the same system on an un-insulated concrete sub-floor would cost about $0.12 per day.
*Estimate assumes that the floor heater will run 40-60 percent of the time once the room reaches the desired temperature.Each case assumes a cost of $0.13 per kWh. These costs will vary from state to state, please check with your local power supplier for current unit costs in your area. The graph below gives an idea as to the difference in running costs. It applies to a situation where the floor heaters are installed in a well insulated room and are required to heat the room for six hours a day.The graph shows the running costs in cents per day on the left hand axis and the area to be heated in square foot on the bottom axis.
Heater Layout and Multiple Heaters
Warmup Carbon Heaters are easy and quick to install because the heating panels are custom made for your project (ask about our free layout and quoting service. Call 888-927-6333). Carbon panels are taped and secured to the subfloor in a matter of hours, with no mess or drying times involved.
Areas in excess of 160 Square Feet (for 120VAC systems) or 320 Square Feet (for 240VAC systems)
The Warmup UCG thermostat has a resistive load of 15 amps and may be used with both 120 and 240VAC systems.