Tips for Installers, Part 1: From Meeting the Client to Proper Layout of the System

Tips for Installers, Part 1: From Meeting the Client to Proper Layout of the System

Installing electric radiant heat

When properly installed, Heatizon products provide efficient, and lasting radiant heat. For those installing our roof deicing, snow melting, or floor warming systems we have put together some tips to help you throughout the process.

Client Meeting

Before getting started, it is a good idea to sit down with the client and go over the design and application of the system. Be sure to review the location of activation devices and control units. Review the areas that are being heated and discuss any special requirements of the job.

Contractor Meeting

After meeting with the client, it is helpful for installers to meet with any other contractors involved in the project e.g., concrete and roofing contractors, electricians, flooring installers, etc. It is helpful to discuss the installation schedule, precautions that should be taken when working around the system, and any special methods or requirements that could be unusual or different for the contractors.

Layout the System

Having reviewed the design, it is important to plan the layout of the system before beginning installation. Verify both the amount of heating element required and the spacing needed to generate the required watts per square foot. For fixed length products, plan ahead to ensure all of the element can be installed evenly and with proper spacing. When installing low voltage products, verify that the system is between the minimum and maximum range for the transformer specified.

 

This is the first in a three part series of installation tips. Part 2 will be published next week.

 

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