No need to be a licenced electrician or builder to install a Comfort Heat DIY floorheating kit. Our kits cover our full range of products from small in-screed bathrooms, under-carpet heating to vast hydronic heating systems.
All Comfort Heat DIY kits are custom built to suit your individual heated area and below are a few hints to ensure you receive the right product and ensure a carefree installation.
MORE DETAIL THE BETTER
The more detail we have to quote with, the better price, advice and system we can provide. For bathrooms we require the whole bathroom plan with all fixtures and measurements. All our cables are measured to fit so when it comes to installing your DIY kit, it will fit like a glove. Cables can not be cut and change in length every 2.5 mts.
Hydronic systems also require detailed architectural drawings including plan and elevations to provide you a firm quote. The more detail the better the price and advice we can offer.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME
All Comfort Heat kits, both electric and hydronic, come with detailed design layouts and a step by step install guide. Please take time to read over these as they are custom made for your heated area and provide a comprehensive guide to installation.
CLIP LOOSELY TO START
With both electric and hydronic heating kits it helps to clip the cable or pipe loosely onto the mesh as you install. This gives you room to play with the length once you reach the end and when the cable or pipe fits correctly, you can tighten the cable ties for a firm fit.
CONDUIT & SENSOR INSTALLATION
Conduits for the sensors must be installed vertically only, directly below the thermostat or junction point. If you want your thermostats installed in another room your electrician can extend from the junction point onwards.
Sensors can fail over time and this requirement is in place so sensors can be replaced. Without a sensor you cannot read the floor temperature.
Conduits also require a smooth right angle radius for easy insertion and replacement of sensor. See Conduit Installation Diagram.
In most electric and hydronic systems you require 2 x 20mm vertical conduits. Problems can occur where there is debris or plaster blocking the conduit. Keep your conduits clean by taping the ends to prevent anything entering the conduit.
MARK OUT CORRECTLY
In many cases cable or pipe is being installed prior to walls and fixtures. Marking out any fixtures correctly is very important as most problems occur when doors stops, island benches and walls are fixed into the floor and damage the cable. Measure twice, mark once to prevent damage to the cable or pipe.
Comfort Heat heating cable cannot be cut. If your cable is too long please contact the Comfort Heat office for a replacement cable.