Tips for Installers, Part 2: Installing the Heating Element, Control Units, and Sensors

Tips for Installers, Part 2: Installing the Heating Element, Control Units, and Sensors

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In continuation of last weeks post, here is the next set of tips for installing Heatizon products. These tips cover installation of heating element, activation devices, and sensors. For information on planning the layout and starting the process, see Part One of these tips.

Heating Element Installation

After proper planning, the heating element is ready for installation. Using the design layout along with the installation manual, proceed to install the element. Perform the required testing on the element and record the results for future reference. Inspect the heating element to ensure it has not been damaged and make any needed repairs. For low voltage systems, document the lengths of heating element used. Lastly, take detailed photographs to document the finished installation.

Installing Sensors and Activation Devices

Installation of sensors will vary according to application. Aerial mounted snow sensors must be located somewhere free of obstructions to allow them to sense temperature and moisture. Pavement mounted sensors should be placed inside the area being heated and away from obstructions that would prevent falling snow from reaching it. These should also not be mounted directly on heating elements. In interior floor and space heating projects thermostats should be placed where they can obtain a correct temperature reading. For floor sensors, install the sensor between runs of heating element to ensure an even temperature.

This is the second in a three part series of installation tips. Part 1 is located here. Part 3 is located here.

For more on installing Heatizon products, including manuals and videos, visit the Installation area of our website.