Electric In Floor Heating Toronto

Cold, uncomfortable floors are a problem that many homeowners have to deal with — but it is an issue that can easily be solved with some simple DIY underfloor heating. Toronto’s Heavenly Heat is pleased to provide our customers with an effective and affordable solution for floor heating systems Toronto will instantly improve the heat distribution and comfort level of your household, while ensuring an easy installation process that makes it perfect for do–it–yourself enthusiasts.

Advantaged of In floor Heating

In floor electric heating involves the use of a system of wires and pipes that run beneath the surface of a floor to heat the floor. The system uses electrical resistance to generate heat, which radiates throughout the room from the ground up. The concept is not new – ancient Romans used tunnel systems to supply warm air heated by wood-burning fires beneath stone floors. So, what are the pros and cons of an electrical heated floor?

It’s energy-efficient

Both electric and water-based underfloor heating systems are designed to provide consistent and efficient warmth in the room. The water-based systems are designed with pipes that run hot water to create heat whereas the electric system has wiring that generates the required warmth. On the other hand, radiators need to be heated at high temperatures in order to heat up the room.

Both electric and water-based underfloor heating systems are designed to provide consistent and efficient warmth in the room. The water-based systems are designed with pipes that run hot water to create heat whereas the electric system has wiring that generates the required warmth. On the other hand, radiators need to be heated at high temperatures in order to heat up the room.
A radiator will need to run at a temperature of about 149-167 degrees Celsius in order to heat a room whereas a radiant floor heating system can be run at a temperature of about 29 degrees Celsius or less to keep a room warm. This means that traditional radiators consume a lot more energy, so your energy bills are likely to be higher when you install them in your home.

Easy to run with no maintenance demands

Most underfloor heating systems come with up to 30 years guarantee. This gives you total peace of mind that the system will run efficiently with virtually no maintenance needed. All you must do is set the thermostat to provide heating at your preferred times and switch it off whenever it’s not needed. You are least likely to spend extra money on repairs and replacements over the years.

Design freedom

Radiators can take up space in your home and steal the beauty of your interior design especially if they must be fitted on the walls. Underfloor heating doesn’t have to take up any room on your floor or walls. This means you get to work with more space and enjoy design freedom if you choose to go with heated floors. You can decorate the walls any way you like to make a statement. No need to plan around radiators that take up your wall space.

Freedom to choose any floor covering you want

With radiant floor heating, you can design your home exactly the way you wish. You don’t have to choose from a floor covering since radiant floor heating systems can be used in virtually any floor type you ant. From popular options like tile and carpet to wood, laminate, and stone, your options are endless. Underfloor heating enables you to make the best use of your wall and floor space.

Safety and comfort

Unlike radiators, underfloor heating doesn’t get too hot to touch since it’s nicely tucked away from the surfaces. It’s a recommended heating solution in homes with younger children and pets. It’s also a more comfortable solution for improved air quality since the heating systems don’t deprive the atmosphere of the required oxygen. Radiators, on the other hand, cause thermal circulation which involves air rising to the ceiling then back moving the dust in circles and contributing to a range of health issues.

Disadvantages of In Floor Heating

Difficult Retroactive Installation

These systems are more difficult to install retroactively since the floor covering has to be removed. They are easier to install during major remodelling projects or when building a new home.

Expensive Rollout

If you want to install flooring for the entire home, electric floor heating is more expensive compared to warm-water heating systems.

Inefficient in Heating Entire Room

Although these systems can be used as a primary heat source, they are less efficient at heating the entire room and more efficient at warming the floor surface “to the touch”.

Difficult Access

One of the greatest drawbacks of these systems is the difficulty in accessing broken wires that are trapped between the flooring surfaces if you want to repair them.

Inefficient with some Floor Types

Some floor types, such as vinyl, carpeting, and hardwood work like insulators and heat will not radiate from the subfloor to the surface.

Long Installation Time

You will usually need to apply a self-levelling compound on top of the heating system. This compound has to be completely dry before floor installation. This and the fact that the heating system itself takes time to install means you can spend several days on the installation.

Floor High Issues

As a guide, an in floor electric heating system will increase the floor height by an average of less than 1/2 an inch. However, insulation boards underneath the heating equipment mean a further 1-inch increase in floor height.

FLEX ROLLS
EASY MATS
CABLES
CUSTOM MATS
FOIL HEATERS

FLEX ROLLS

These are fiberglass rolls that come with pre-attached heating cables. The rolls are 1.5 feet wide. Each roll consists of a heating cable that is attached to a mesh with a 3″ spacing. The mats can be embedded in any flooring type. They are simply cut and turned to accommodate the layout of the room. Flex rolls are quite popular because they are easy to install and can be used in many floor coverings including tiles, marble, and stone. The rolls typically cost between $10 and $12 per square foot.

EASY MATS

These mats are designed for smaller areas such as a shower or toilet. They are usually rectangular in shape and have heating cables attached to them at 3″ spacing. They guarantee an even heat output of 15 watts per square foot. Other than their ease of installation, these mats allow you to heat only the areas of the floor that need heat most. This helps to reduce material costs and operating expenses. The typical cost of easy mats would be between $10 and $12 per square foot.

CABLES

To allow maximum flexibility, the cables are installed using fixing strips or an installation membrane. The cable membranes ensure that the heating elements are held at the proper spacing of about 5″ for even heating. It also helps to protect the fragile flooring types such as tile and stone. Combining both the cable and membrane is costly but it can cut the installation time to just a day. The two will cost between $15 and $20 per square foot. If the cable is installed with fixing strips instead, it will cost between $5 and $15 per sq. ft.

CUSTOM MATS

These mats are pre-cut to suit the room’s specs in order to make installation simple and easy. In terms of wattage, you can customize it per square foot. Most custom mat projects cost between $15 and $20 per square foot.

FOIL HEATERS

This type of heating makes use of hot water that is circulated using plastic pipes installed in the concrete of the basement flooring. The homeowner is able to control the flow of water to different areas of the basement floor using a single thermostat. While this type of heating is expensive to install, it tends to save up to 40 percent of the cost of operations in the household once installed. It also works well in both new floors and those that have been in use for a while. While you might be tempted to do it yourself, hydronic radiant heating is best installed by a licensed installer.

While still popular among homeowners, this is not the most practical nor the most economical type of basement floor radiant heating system for an existing basement. This is unless you are ready to replace the concrete slab. This system is a perfect choice for new constructions. Most new home builders are opting for this option because it works more efficiently than all the aforementioned systems when installed properly.

Due to the fact that the cost of basement floor slab has already been calculated, the addition of basement floor radiant heating system only helps you recuperate long-term energy saving costs. You can use the system on its own or in combination with HVAC. The best thing about radiant floor heating systems is that they are very quiet. There are no constant noises associated with fans, blowers or creaking pipes. Our job at Heavenly Heat Inc. is to provide you with premium quality basement floor radiant heating systems to meet your needs. With more than 10 years of experience in radiant heating in Toronto, we are the most sought after manufacturer and distributor of premium radiant heating systems. Contact us today for a quote.

Are electric floor heating systems safe?

Although electric in floor heat systems are largely safe, there is always a risk of short-circuiting and overheating, as is the case with all electric systems. Proper installation by a competent installer and the use of high-quality materials is necessary to reduce the risk of short-circuiting and overheating.

Which floors are ideal for electric floor heating systems?

These systems work best for porcelain and ceramic tile floors. They do not work well for hardwood, vinyl, or carpeted floors.

Can I do a DIY floor heating system installation?

Unless you are an experienced electrician and have the necessary tools and equipment, avoid the temptation of DIY installation.

How quickly does the floor heat up?

It takes between a few minutes and an hour for the floor to completely heat up, depending on the floor covering and insulation.

Can I install the heating system in the bathroom?

Electric floor heating systems are safe to install in the bathroom, including underneath the shower cabin.

What power output should I use?

For concrete or quarry tiles, maximum output of 150 W/m2 is recommended. For carpeted, wooden or laminate flooring, maximum output of 100 W/m2 is ideal.

HOW MUCH DOES ELECTRIC IN-FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS COST?

Description
Specification
Flooring Types

As a manufacturer, Heavenly Heat is able to customize the size of our heated elements to suit the project instead of the project suiting the floor heating.

Many of our competitors offer similar products in precut sizes, making installation complicated and laborious, not Heavenly Heat.

Customized sizes and strengths for both our EasyMat and EasyWire products allow for floor heat to be exactly what our clients expect and are very easy to install.
We are one of, if not, most attractively priced products in the market and along with customizing your products. Speak to one of our floor heating specialist today!

Floor Heating System Specification

Cable Construction: Twin conductor
Rated Voltage: 120V,240V
Output: 12-15W/ft2 (130W/m2)±10%
Cable spacing: 3″ (76.2mm)
Cable Diameter: 1/8″-1/6″ (3.2mm-4.2mm)
Cnductor Insulation: fluoropolymer
Outer Insulation: fluoropolymer or TPE
Max. Ambient Temp.: 85℉(30℃)
Min. Installation Temp.: 40℉(5℃)
Cold lead 2-wire 14 AWG plus ground braid; 10ft (3m) length

Heavenly Heat Inc. manufactures under floor heating that is so versatile that it can be installed under any and all common finished flooring from tile to stone, hardwood to carpet!

Call us now to speak to one of our floor heat specialist to customize the right system for your needs!

  • Easy Mat
  • Easy Wire
  • Thermostat
Floor Heating 130 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 120 V or 240 V
Floor Heating 130 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 120 V or 240 V
Floor Heating 100 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 120 V or 240 V
Floor Heating 10 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 120 V or 240 V
Floor Heating 50 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 240V
Floor Heating 20 SQ FT System Easy Mat Underfloor Easy Installation 240V
Easy Wire
Floor Heating 140-165-186 SQ FT240V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Floor Heating 9-10-11 SQ FT120V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Floor Heating 16-20-23 SQ FT240V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Floor Heating 24-30-32 SQ FT240V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Floor Heating 30-35-40 SQ FT120V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Floor Heating 40-45-53 SQ FT240V System Easy Wire Underfloor Heating Cable, Floor Sensor, Plastic Cable Clips
Honeywell TH115-AF/TH115-GB
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