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COVID-19 Update – From Your Floor Heating Experts
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our heated floor assembly and distribution facilities are operating under new safety regulations. With a majority of the population stuck at home in the wake of the raging coronavirus pandemic, you have a lot of free time at your disposal. This makes it the perfect time for DIY home renovation projects. Our DIY underfloor heating systems are a popular choice if you no longer want to walk on cold floors. The systems are easy to install; you just roll them, connect to the electrical socket, and cover them up. No special equipment or skills are needed. At Heavenly Heat we are excited to offer the highest quality floor heating system in Toronto. We are ready to serve you safely. Ask us about our zero contact service calls.
Heated Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood floors are some of the key amenities home buyers look for when buying a home. Whether you are installing natural wooden floorboards or engineered wood flooring, most of our underfloor heating systems can be used. Contact us now to find out more.
Hardwood Underfloor Heating
Floor heating is becoming more and more popular among homeowners. Our underfloor heating systems at Heavenly Heat have been researched in detail and developed for use with a variety of wooden floor options. We are also familiar with the fact that radiant heating depends on the thermal conductivity of wood. The denser and thinner the wood floors are the faster they heat-up and the more efficient the system will be. Using our thermostat to control underfloor heating systems further guarantees optimum temperature output, which doesn’t exceed 27 degrees C (81 degrees F). Our systems are engineered to be hot enough to heat your floors and room but not too hot to damage your flooring.
DIY Underfloor Heating SystemsCold floors are a result of inefficient and uneven heat distribution. In combating this problem, DIY Underfloor heating systems are a popular product. Homeowners no longer have to walk on cold floors. The DIY underfloor systems are easy to install. You simply roll them, connect to your electrical system and cover them up. These heating systems rely on radiation to heat both the floors and the room. Needless to say, radiation is the most efficient method of heating a room. You should also note that these systems do not rely on air circulation. They are completely safe for both babies and persons with respiratory problems. DIY underfloor heating systems are popular because they allow the floor of the house to retain the heat by generating heat from beneath the floor surface. All in all, even with the DIY heating systems, it is imperative that you work with a professional in the installation. Give us a call today for the best results in underfloor heating.
Driveway Heating SystemsDriveway heating systems offer the single advantage of effort-free snow removal. They eliminate the pain of shoveling and salting the driveways during snowy winters. They let you stay comfortable inside while they do all the work. These systems rely on mats and cables which heat the driveway automatically to prevent snow and ice buildup. When compared to the cost of shoveling and hiring plow companies, it is much cheaper to use the driveway heating systems. The cost of installation ranges from $14 to $24 per square foot and you can install it on your existing driveway. The best thing is that the system turns on and off automatically depending on the outdoor temperatures. It will cost between $120 and $250 every winter to heat a 1,000 square foot driveway. Deal away with the pain of snow shoveling each winter with the driveway heating systems. With the right team, the system can be installed virtually anywhere on your outdoor space. Call us today for the best advice, best systems, and the best installation services.
Pipe Freeze Prevention SystemsThe pipe freeze prevention systems help reduce downtime and save costs by ensuring your pipes are never out of order. Cold temperatures cause water and other liquids to freeze. Freezing in the pipes creates high pressure inside the pipe and this can cause the pipes to burst leading to serious flooding. The freeze prevention systems rely on self-regulating heating cables which work by keeping the temperature of the pipes above the freezing point. The freeze prevention system is ideal because it prevents freezing from ever occurring. The system monitors the external environment and activates only when necessary. This means there is no need to heat the pipes when there is no chance of freezing occurring. Our pipe freeze prevention systems offer consistent and effective freeze prevention in Toronto households. You never have to worry about inconveniences or hazards that can cost you thousands of dollars in water damage. The systems are also very energy efficient. Call us today to learn more.
Pipe Tracing SystemsPipe tracing systems guarantee that your pipes will never get damaged by freezing. It is easy to install, effective and very affordable. The system helps you to monitor freezing and eliminate the threat of pipe freezing. It has self-regulating cables which go around the pipes and monitor the temperature. When the temperatures begin to fall below freezing point, the system activates and starts to heat the pipes thus preventing freezing within the pipes. This system excels in the prevention of burst or clogged pipes. The system does not just apply heat to the pipes but also works automatically thus guaranteeing you never deal with the issue of freezing pipes. The pipe tracing systems will prevent flooding and extend the life of your pipes. It will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the pipes in your home are undamaged regardless of how cold the winters get. Give us a call today to learn more about this system.
Radiant Floor HeatersThe main advantage of radiant floor heaters is that they eliminate the cold, uncomfortable floors that most homeowners deal with. The system also heats the entire room without relying on air circulation. This means it will not spread allergens. Heating is through radiation. You can also use it with your HVAC and install it in just any room including the bathroom. When compared to other heating systems, the radiant heaters are far more effective. This is because radiant heaters redistribute the heat evenly throughout the room and use less energy. This means there are no cold spots in the room as is the case with space heaters. The large surface area that the radiant heaters cover is what makes them more efficient. Radiant heating is, without any doubt, the most efficient and effective method of heating. Call us today to learn more about our radiant floor heaters. As a manufacturer, we customize the size of the heated elements to fit your project.
Roof De-Icing SystemsIce and snow buildup on the roof can cause significant problems. The purpose of the roof de-icing systems is to prevent ice problems on the roof thus easing the potential liabilities that are caused by ice and snow around the drains, eaves, valleys and entire roof systems. With the installation of these low voltage systems, you will get to do away with manual labor or the use of chemicals to eliminate the problem. The use of de-icing cables helps eliminate the ice and snow buildup at the core. The systems work by applying heat which melts any ice or snow that is on the roof. You no longer have to deal with icicles, ice dams or accumulated water and frost damage. Our products are customized to offer the right amount of heat for various applications. You can count on optimal heating solutions that work only when needed and that never burden you with power bills. Call us today to learn more about our roof-deicing systems.
Electric Systems for Wooden Floors
At Heavenly Heat we recommend three systems for underfloor heating. Based on your needs and budget, when you come to us we will recommend Easy Mat, Easy Wire, or Self-Regulating Cable. Each option has its share of pros and cons.
This system is made of high-quality heating cables woven into flexible strips. They work great in bathrooms, basements, sunrooms, and other rooms where warm floors lead to added comfort. The mats are available in three heat requirement strengths: 12, 15, and 20 Watt per square foot. The 12 Watt per square foot is preferred when secondary comfort heating is needed whereas 20 Watt per square foot is perfect for primary room heating.
Just like Easy Mat, Easy Wire works in the same way and is perfect for basements, bathrooms, and sunrooms. Its heat requirement strengths range from 10 to 20 Watt per square foot. The 10 Watt per square foot is ideal for secondary comfort heating whereas the 20 Watt per square foot option is perfect when underfloor heating is used as the primary room heating.
This third option is more advanced. It is cUL listed self-regulating parallel heating cable used for both industrial and residential applications. Just as the name implies, the cable increases or reduces the heat output based on the ambient temperature. There are no chances of the cable overheating, even when overlapped.
Wood Floor Types
While our underfloor heating systems can be used with any wooden floor finish, it is important that you take note of the type of wood flooring that is installed. This is particularly so when you consider the fact that some soft-wood flooring options may create thermal barriers and keep the heat from transferring to the floor surface.
This is a popular alternative to solid wood floors. It is manufactured to provide the same feel and look as natural wood. Engineered wood works great with various types of underfloor heating.
Natural wood is a lot more expensive than engineered wood. It is available in varying densities and moisture content. The type of solid wood you have will dictate the type of underfloor heating system you end up using. With solid wood, nailing is typically required. We encourage you to get in touch with us to find out more about solid wood and for assistance with the installation of floor heating.
Thermal conductivity is a very important factor you have to consider when installing underfloor heating systems. To guarantee efficiency, you have to make sure the wood is as dense as possible. That way you will enjoy better thermal conductivity. Moreover, the denser and thinner the wood is, the quicker it will be for the floors to heat-up.
There are no set rules on the thickness of wood that can be used with floor heating. However, it is recommended that they’re no thicker than 18mm. If it is thicker than 18mm, the wood will interfere with the efficiency of the heating system.
It is also good to note that wider boards have better ‘movement’ than the narrow ones. At Heavenly Heat we recommend a thickness to width ratio of between 7 and 11. This means if the thickness is 16mm and the width is 160mm, the ratio will be 10. That is ideal.
If you plan on installing underfloor heating, it is important to consult your wood floor supplier about the suitability of your selected wood with floor heating. Our team at Heavenly Heat will also be happy to offer you any assistance you may need. Give us a call now for more information.
Moisture Content of Wooden Floors
Wood absorbs humidity from the surrounding. If the moisture content in the environment is high, the wood will absorb more moisture. If you lay wood flooring that has a high moisture content in a dry room, the wood will dry up leading to shrinkage. As a result, the floor may become noisy.
When you install wood flooring in a house with higher humidity than the wood’s moisture content, the flooring may expand. Underfloor heating doesn’t affect humidity. You should always speak with your flooring supplier to make sure the wood flooring has the correct moisture content that matches the moisture content of the room it will be installed in.
The temperature of wooden floors must never exceed 27 degrees C (81 degrees F). At Heavenly Heat we have thermostats that will guarantee this temperature is never exceeded.
Our team will help with the installation of electric floor heaters. We oversee the project so that you enjoy the much-deserved peace of mind. Our team will also leave an expansion gap and it will be hidden using skirting boards.
We always recommend an underlay so as to optimize the heat output and efficiency of the underfloor heating system as well as to prevent the heat from escaping downwards. Underlays also serve as effective moisture barriers.
Limits of Heat Transfer
With wooden floors, we always recommend meeting these limits.
|Transfer of heat limits|
|Tog||1.5 (Unless stated otherwise)|
|RSI||0.15m2 K/W (Unless stated otherwise)|
What our Clients Say
As a DIY, I really appreciated the snow melting cable from Heavenly Heat because it is so heavily jacketed I had no trouble with damage, testing the cable before and after proved that it withstood whatever it had to during installation. I love that it has a built-in return connection; meaning the cable doesn't have to make the "run" back to the relay panel - this made the install so much easier.
Awesome floor heat system. I have installed Heavenly Heat as well as a couple other brands and this one for the price cannot be beat. It also comes with extras that the more expensive systems do not come with such as the alarm to let you know if you have damaged the cable during installation. The thermostat takes a bit of time to learn and is not as easy, but once you figure out how to program it, its no problem. Will definitely buy again. The floor is already nice and warm.
Good quality and much cheaper than many heating cables out there. No problem at all. I didn’t use the installation strips but bought uncoupling membrane. It makes it much easier to install since you can remove the cable and move them closer. Keep in mind you cannot cut your cable. There is some trial and error until the coverage is perfect with your cable length. Thermostat works well too and is programmable with many options.
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