General installation notes for the Foil Heating System
REMEMBER TO TEST THE RESISTANCE OF THE PRODUCT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER INSTALLATION.
Draw an installation plan showing the placement of the mats, floor sensor, and lead wire(s) to the thermostat. The Warmup Foil heating system should cover at least 80-90% of the floor area of your room to be used as a primary heat source.
The Foil heaters may be installed over any subfloor that is approved for carpet or laminate applications, including plywood, backer board and concrete slabs. The Foil heaters CANNOT be installed directly over those surfaces, so a padding or underlayment as provided with your carpet or floating wood floor installation must be laid down first. Carefully inspect the subfloor and make sure it is clean, free of sharp edges, nails and any other materials that may damage the heating system.
Unroll the Warmup Foil heating system completely flat and place it on top of the underlayment. Cut & Turn as needed per the instructions to give it the shape you need. Keep the heater at least 10” (25cm) from the edges of the room. When fitting more than one Warmup® Foil Heating Mat in a room, the heating mats must not overlap, as overheating will result. Bring all lead wires back to the thermostat separately.
The floor sensor is used for temperature regulation of the floor surface and to prevent the mats to exceed safe levels of heating. Tape the sensor down with tape, positioning it in-between element wires under the heating system. Run the sensor cable back to the thermostat.
Always review installation instructions before beginning your project.