Underfloor heating systems are rapidly becoming more and more popular in today’s modern world. Hidden beneath the tile, wood or carpet over your floors, underfloor heating systems can reach temperatures of 80°, radiating up to the living space to keep your feet warm when it’s bitter cold.
But something you may not know is that there are two options when selecting an underfloor heating system.
Step One: Measurements
Step Two: Sketch Out Your Laying Pattern
Step Three: Prepare the Floor
Things to Know!
Step One: Double check your materials
Step Two: Unrolling the Mat
Step Three: Secure the Mat
Step Four: Install the Finished Flooring
Step Five: Install the Thermostat
Step One: Prepare the Surface
Step Two: Measure the Floor
Step Three: Laying and Securing the Cables
Step Four: Wiring
Step Five: Finished Flooring
The amount of heating cable needed really depends on the size of the room you are trying to heat. To calculate how much cable you need follow these steps:
Once you have the total area to be heated you can find the amount of cable you will need. Conveniently, most heating cables are marked with the area they cover not with the length of the cable but, just in case they are not marked this way, there is a simple formula to help you figure it out.
For a wire that requires 3 inches of spacing, on average 3.5ft of cable is needed for every square foot to be covered.
For a wire that requires 4 inches of spacing, on average 2.6ft of cable is needed for every square foot to be covered.
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