Installing Your Own Underfloor Heating System

The process of installing an underfloor heating system is not as difficult as it may sound. If this is a project you want to take on by yourself, then you may be relieved to hear that it is actually rather simple if you know how to do it correctly.

Now, when you decide what areas of your house will need the floor pulled up for this project, make sure that you have a clear idea of when you will be able to do this. If you have a family living with you, or a house full of roommates or friends, then you may just have to work in sections rather than excavating an entire room.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

Measure the area where you wish to install the system. That way, you won’t pay more than you need to by getting too much, and you won’t be cut off in your project by ordering too little. The system that you are getting is called a devimat. The devimat will need to start and end in the same place, so plan accordingly. You may have to order multiple sections of it to cover a whole floor of your home.

After you have your devimat in hand and everything is measured out, you may begin cutting into the floor and bottom part of the wall to fit the mat. Cut into it about 10mm deep and wide. This is where you will put the sensor switch. The switch will be pushed through a tube, and then you lay it into the groove in the floor. When it is all set in, tape over it. There should be a manual that comes with your devimat that can explain about the switch and tube.

If you are concerned about the size of your heating mat; don’t be. If you find it to be too tight of a fit for some spaces, the mat may be cut to be placed in those smaller spaces. Just be sure that you don’t cut through the heating cable. The heating cable will be red, so it will be clearly visible against the rest of the mat.
After fitting it all in, use a thick coat of adhesive and stick tiles over it.

Article provided by Jim, who also writes for best portable air conditioners.

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