Q and A – Floor Heating

Underfloor heating.
Underfloor heating.

Q and A – Floor Heating J C Heat 2 Tile specializes in providing heating under any type of floor surface. Under tiles/porcelain, carpets, wood, screed, and any natural stone, slate, or marble in South Africa. We also supply D I Y under tiles heating units and floor heating thermostats.

The thermostats range from analogue to digital to programmable. Our underfloor heating system poses no harm or damage to any floor surface nor to your budget, health, or environment.

Q and A - Floor Heating
Q and A – Floor Heating

 Installing underfloor heating 

This is the BEST durable investment you can make/add to your property and lifestyle. Installation is no more than 1 – 2mm thick under your floors. Heat is distributed evenly throughout your room/s which is regulated by the sensory thermostat that you have preset for your comfort. The lifespan durability of the underfloor heating system lasts as long as your floors. 

Let’s start with Q and A – Floor Heating

When do I start? As soon as you start planning your new home or renovations in order to include it in your budget.

Is it possible to install the underfloor heating under any floor surface? Absolutely, our heaters can be installed under most floor covering including ceramics, porcelain, travertine, marble, slate, sandstone, screed floors, carpets, and laminated wooden floors.

How does the thermostat work? Once it has been switched on, the thermostat has a sensor that measures the difference in air temperature. Once you have set the thermostat to your desired comfort level, it will switch on and off automatically to maintain the preset room temperature.

Is it safe to install undertile heating in my bathroom? It is completely safe as the heaters are fully earthed as per regulation.

How long will the underfloor heating system last? Our heating system has lifespan durability when installed correctly.

How long will it take for the floor to heat up?   This depends on the thickness of the floor surface, but normally approximately 15 – 20 min for the floor to feel warm then 10 min more for the room to heat up.

Can the underfloor heating be fixed directly on top of the existing tiles? Yes, the floor must be completely free from dust, dirt, and grease. When installed on top of existing tiled floors this floor needs to be treated.

And finally more Q and A – Floor Heating

Can underfloor heating be used as the only heat source?  Absolutely, upon correct installation, the floor warms up causing heat to rise resulting in the entire room being warmed.

Is it advisable to do it myself and is it possible to fix it? It is preferable that you have it professionally installed as it also comes with a guarantee. And yes, we are able to find the exact point of fault to repair.

How much will the running cost of my underfloor heating be? Upon correct installation, it should operate for approximately 8hrs a day. Eg: room size – 22m2 requires a 2kw heater. The average price of kw/hr = 1 R. Equals: 2kw x 8hrs x 1 R= R 16 +/- .Of course, these calculations are all relative to certain conditions of your home, depending on the insulation and air current flow in your home.

Are the installations of the undertile heating system legal? All installations are according to legislation, ensuring the future sale of your home as it will be in compliance with your electrical certificate.

Let’s keep on with Q and A – Floor Heating Once all components are installed, it is essential to test the system to ensure that it is functioning correctly and that there are no electrical issues. This should be done by a certified electrician who can check the wiring and connections, and ensure that the system is properly grounded and protected against any potential power surges or electrical faults.

In conclusion, proper installation and connection of an underfloor heating system to the power supply are crucial for both safety and efficiency. By following the manufacturer’s instructions and having the system tested by a certified electrician, homeowners and builders can ensure a comfortable and energy-efficient heating solution that will last for years to come.

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