Converting to a Radiant Floor Heat System
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Install Wiring for a Radiant Floor Heat System – Typically you may specify the voltage of the radiant floor heating system, and I always recommend 240 volt because it will perform better, check the options for the system you choose.
Electrical Wiring for Radiant Floor Heat
The baseboard heat system will still need to be in other rooms so can’t adjust the circuit breaker without a lot more work.
This electrical wiring question came from: Susan, from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Susan
How to Install Wiring for a Radiant Floor Heat System
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for a floor heat system should be done with a permit and be inspected.
- It may be best to install a dedicated circuit for the radiant floor heating system and keep the other baseboard heaters on their own circuit.
- The thermostat that is purchased will depend on the type and voltage of the radiant floor heat system.
- Typically you may specify the voltage of the radiant floor heating system, and I always recommend 240 volt because it will perform better, check the options for the system you choose.
- Radiant floor heating systems in bathrooms required GFCI protection.
- This project is best installed by a licensed electrical contractor, with a permit and then inspections for your protection.
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