The instructions in this manual must be followed when preparing and installing the Heatwave® Cable or Mat Floor Warming System. This manual and the installation layout should be made available to all contractors and installers working on the job. Both should then be turned over to the building owner after the installation is complete.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL MAY VOID THE WARRANTY ON THE FLOOR WARMING SYSTEM.
Temperature and Time Control
For optimal control of the Heatwave® floor warming system, contact a Heatizon Systems
distributor for a variety of floor sensing thermostat options.
The Heatwave® floor warming system has no moving parts and is virtually maintenance-free. The GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), internal to the thermostat if Heatizon Systems supplied it, should be tested monthly as described in the manufacturer’s pamphlet to ensure its continued safe operation. If an external GFCI is utilized instead, it should be tested monthly.
Heatwave® may be installed over any well insulated subfloor (i.e. plywood, concrete, or underlayment material) prepared in accordance with the most recent TCA (Tile Council of America) guidelines.
Heatwave® will be most effective if installed under rigid floors that are naturally good conductors of heat such as ceramic tile, marble, and other stone floorings. There are additional requirements for applications that utilize different floor coverings. For heating wall-to-wall carpeting, parquet, laminate or engineered wood floors and vinyl or linoleum flooring, a thicker heatsink bed is recommended for floating applications and glued down floor. A 1” to 1.5” spacing is recommended between the heating cable and the surface of the floor.
Heatwave® will be most effective and efficient if installed over well-insulated areas. Insulation will minimize heat loss into the subfloor (i.e. concrete slab), allowing the heat to transfer to the surface more quickly.