Why Summer is the Best Time to Install Floor Heating
by Brian Whitehurst (7/22/2013)
Installing radiant floor heating in your home is one of the best
ways to increase the comfort, and value, of your entire property.
However, in order to take full advantage of radiant floor heating, it is
a good idea to begin the installation process immediately. For several
reasons, summer is the ideal season when it comes to installing floor
heating. To start with, if you take care of the project in the late
summer, or even early fall, your home will be well equipped when winter
comes around. By starting too late in the year, your floor heating
system may not be ready until well into the winter, or even after it’s
over. By beginning now, you can take full advantage of your floor
heating before the end of the year.
Summer is also a great time to install floor heating, as well as
complete other home improvement projects, because of the weather and
extra daylight. With sunny conditions outside and a few extra hours to
work each day, the project will go smoother and get done in less time. A
project that may take months in the middle of winter may only take a
few days or weeks to get done during July or August.
Many times during summer time construction, the heating system is the
last thing to be considered. However, due to radiant floor installation
details, getting the tubing in early in the construction process will
overcome some problems that arise once the AC and/or flooring has been
installed. Getting the tubing around AC ductwork can be quite difficult.
So install the radiant floor tubing first. Also consider the plumbing
and electrical . You may want to install before those as well. The
hardwood flooring is usually one of the last things to go down. So when
it starts to get cool; you will need that heated floor to acclimatize
the flooring strips to the house. Flooring nails can be dealt with by
making sure the nails go into floor joists and not into the tubing by
marking the floor so the flooring installer knows where he can put a
flooring nail or staple.
Be aware that you are not the only person getting cold in the fall.
There is usually a huge rush on heating supplies once the cold weather
seasons start and there is always someone colder than you are.
Manufactures and suppliers get stretched beyond their supply limits on a
couple of items every year. Doing a summer installation when engineers
and suppliers are available and well stocked will keep your project
moving without delay. And, we really appreciate it! Discounts; you are
more likely to get discounts on material when stock levels are high
rather than when supply levels and staff are stressed.
These are just a few of the reasons why installing a floor heating
system now is a smart idea. If you are wondering which type of system is
right for your property, the team at Pexheat is here to help. Give us a call today to get started!
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