Professional Radiant Floor Heating System Design
A radiant underfloor heating system is only as good as its installation. For this reason, it is imperative that you work with a radiant heat provider that includes professional system design and engineering services. If you buy the best radiant floor heating components on the market, they will be of little value if the system is not designed or installed properly. It's important to know all the power requirements and specs so you won't encounter unexpected problems during the installation process.
Other, less reputable providers may offer you cheaper prices up front, but if those prices do not include professional system design drawings, don't waste your time.
The drawing on the left is an example of a professional floor heating system design. Prior to any installation taking place you will know all of the technical specifications, power needs and performance expectations of the system. This can save you money and headaches in the long run.
Look for complete radiant heat services. In addition to the professional custom design and engineering of your system, top tier companies will offer you support services as well. Top companies include personal installation support from an experienced staff of electricians and radiant heat experts. You're installer will be able to talk with an expert and be guided through the installation process if needed.
Radiant heat providers that emphasize customer service and post-sale (installation) support are the ones you'll be better off dealing with. Also, in your search for the right provider, look for companies that offer a wealth of radiant heat information online. This includes product guides, installation manuals, marketing documentation, illustrations and more. Companies that openly (and freely) offer information tend to be the best companies to team up with when it comes to installing a radiant floor heating or snow melting system.