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This page explains how to extend your lead wire or connect your heater to a thermostat in a remote location.
This page will give you pointers about trimming your cold lead to fit easier in the conduit and electrical box.
Do I choose cable or mat electric floor heating systems?
This page explains the difference of the mat and loose cable options but ultimately either the cable or mat option will give you the design freedom you are looking for.
Can I install my Warmup system directly on top of plywood ?
This page outlines installation recommendations when installing over a plywood sub-floor.
Connecting one system to the other in series is often referred to as “daisy chaining”. Each floor heating system must be connected individually to the operating floor heating thermostat.
Can I connect more than one Warmup heater to a thermostat?
As long as all systems that connect to the thermostat do not exceed 15 amps, running multiple leads up the conduit to the thermostat location is completely acceptable.
Was your electric floor heating system installed directly on a concrete slab?
Without a thermal break, the concrete acts as a heat sink. Therefore, the heat is drawn first into the concrete sub-floor before your floor covering. This is why Warmup recommends installing Warmup Insulation Boards over the concrete sub-floor to act as a thermal break. This forces the heat radiate upwards first rather than down into the concrete slab. Warmup insulation boards can increase ramp up time by over 70% and decrease heat loss by over 90%.
Once a repair has been completed, can I replace the tile right away?
After repairing a damaged portion of the heated wire it is completely safe to apply needed thinset and tile. You can click ‘Read more’ for details.
Make sure the floor probe was installed properly
To insure proper functioning of your floor heating thermostat you must make sure that the floor probe was installed correctly. Click “Read More” to confirm proper installation.
Can I install a 120V mat on one leg of a double pole breaker?
NO. There is no neutral leg on a double pole breaker and the polarity between the two sides does not match.
Could my floor heating system have been wired incorrectly?
Before you consider troubleshooting your floor heating system, there are a few safety reminders that must always be followed. Click “Read More” for instructions.
What do I do if my floor heating mat is too large?
If your floor heating system is too large you must NEVER cut the floor heating wire, but there are alternatives. Click “Read More” for important instructions.
How to install a floor heating mat around a drain in a shower.
Thinking about installing a heating mat in a shower? Read this article before you start.
Improperly situating the factory joint can result in catastrophic failure. The factory joint, as pictured below, must be completely covered in thinset or floor leveler. Click “Read More” for important details.
Warmup electric floor heating mats are designed to make installation easy. Take a peek at our brief installation video to see for yourself. Click here to view it.
Is there a way to check for wire damage before installation?
Wire damage can be diagnosed prior to covering with thinset or floor leveler by performing resistance readings with a digital ohmeter. Want to know more? Click “Read More.”
Confirm there is enough power being supplied to operate your electric floor heating system.
If your floor heating system is not heating up, the issue could be related to inadequate power being supplied. For more details please click “Read More.”
Here is an instruction sheet that will guide you through the repair process of a damaged heating system wire.
The TDR Meter is used to measure the distance to an existing fault in the wiring of your heating system. Click “Read More” for details.
A vital step during the installation phase of your floor heating system is checking the resistance of the wires. Click “Read More” for details.
Should I use Self-leveler or Thinset ?
Using self-lever or thinset depends on the type of flooring being installed and preference.
I nicked the wire slightly; do I need a repair kit?
When slight damage is caused to the wire, a visual assessment needs to be made. Read more.
How long will my electric floor heating system take to heat up?
It depends on a lot of factors, but a classic installation over ¾” plywood with NADWM mats would take about 30 minutes to heat from 60F to 80F. Click “Read More” for details.
What is the EMF level of Warmup electric floor heating cables?
Our cable was tested and measured 0.5 mG at 1/2” (a typical distance between the cable and your feet).
This measures at 1/200th of the acceptable value of 100 mG as established by the WHO and Intertek/ETL.
It therefore complies with EN50366.
Will the Electric Floor Heating System Work Without the Floor Sensor Probe?
While you can operate your floor heating system without the floor sensor probe it is better to have it installed. Click “Read More” for detailed information.
Learn the tips for bringing the benefits of floor heating into your shower. Click “Read More” for directions.
What do I need to prepare for my electric floor heating project?
Before you order your floor heating system, there are a several things you can do in preparation. Read this before your start!
Should I use a 120V or 240V electric floor heating system?
As a rule of thumb, when you are using electric floor heating on an area over 130 sq ft, you will likely use a 240v system(s). Click “Read More” to find out why.
Installation tips for the Electric Floor Heating Mat System
You will want to review these floor heating installation tips before you begin your electric floor heating installation project. Tips such as how the factory joint is positioned to how to extend the unheated lead. Click “Read More” for details.
Are you getting a “Ground Fault” error after a few years?
That “Ground Fault” error on your thermostat after several years could indicate your floor heating system had been damaged during installation. Click “Read More” to learn why.