by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 20, 2015)
Don't you just hate to get up in the morning, or even get out of the shower, and find yourself dealing with a cold floor? What an absolutely horrid feeling to deal with. Well there is a solution for you, and that would be to install some radiant floor heating. Installing radiant floor heating while a time consuming project, is one that even a novice can accomplish. The main rule is to take your time, and be prepared to work hard.
Before you begin installing radiant floor heating, be aware that there are two methods that you can choose from. One is called the hydronic system, while the other uses an electrical mat. Of the two, the simplest to install is going to be the electrical mat system, and the one that will be discussed here. When installing either kind of radiant floor heating, make sure that you check with an electrician to make sure that your home's electrical grid can handle the new circuit that may be needed.
Keep one thing in mind as you begin installing radiant floor heating: not all kits will be installed the same way. The guidelines listed here are generalities only. Follow the directions of the manufacturer as closely as possible to ensure optimum performance.
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