847-832-0700 1946-D Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

Radiant Floor Heat

Current Electrical Contractors is a certified Pentair/Nuheat electric floor heat installer and certified to do repairs on damaged electric floor heat installations.

  • Electric floor heat is often installed in mud rooms, foyers, bathrooms, kitchens and any room that people might enjoy being barefoot in. It can be installed in two ways. A cable can be run from a one side of the room to the other every three inches and attached to the floor at each end in a complete loop. The installation can be 120 volts or 240 volts depending on the size of the room. The cables are then poured in a thin layer of concrete and the tile or marble floor is installed on top of the concrete. There are two types of cables the heating cables and the non heating leads. The non heating leads are run to a thermostat location and a temperature sensor is installed in the floor. When the thermostat calls for heat the cables are energized and warm up the floor. The cables give off 12 watts per square foot of heating. The thermostats are smart devices and can be controlled remotely from a computer or smart phone.
  • The other installation method is factory made rubber mats with the heating cables installed in the mats and the non heating leads coming out of the mat. The mats can be standard sizes or custom made to fit the space. The mat or mats are then laid on the floor and the thin layer of concrete is poured over that and the floor installed over that.
  • Often the mats or cables can get damaged. Common damage is from a flooring contractor not knowing the floor is heated and running his razor knife along the grout lines cutting the cable or the cable in the mats. Another common form of damage is when a contractor doesn’t know the floor is heated and drills a hole in the floor to install a door stop.
  • Current Electrical Contractors has the equipment to locate the break and repair it but the floor needs to be opened and the break located and butt spliced with a connector from the manufacturer. Then the tile or marble or wood floor can be replaced. If there are too many breaks in the floor it may not be repairable. When we do new installations we us a safety device called a “Loudmouth tester”. This battery powered device is attached to both non heating leads and the ground wire. A very low current is run through the cable during construction. If there is a break or short circuit the Loudmouth tester makes a sound and lights an LED indicator light.

 

5 Reasons to Love Radiant Floor Heat

  • Hear the silence

Unlike forced air systems, which hum and swoosh, radiant heat systems are quiet–no air echoing through vents or furnaces firing up.

  • Feel the still

Radiant heat transfers heat from tubes or panels to people and things. No air rushes into and around the room, preventing drafts and static electricity that literally stands your hair on end.

  • Breathe the air

Radiant heat is good for your allergies because it doesn’t kick up dust or pollen that swirls through the air and up your nose.

  • Change the plan

Radiant heat is easiest to install in new construction, but it’s also simple to add to old construction or remodels. Radiant heat mats easily install under new tile, while radiant panels fit nicely on ceilings or walls. You don’t have to worry about where to put ducts or registers–radiant heat doesn’t need them.

  • Set the temperature

Radiant heat, which can supplement other heat sources, is easy two zone through individual, programmable thermostats. Each room can feel the heat for as long and as high as you want.

Our Clients Reviews

Excellent service from start to finish.  Don kept proposal from a year ago at same cost.  Electricians were super.

It was a big job to get 240V from the house to the detached garage.  Current Electric did a beautiful job and was very easy to work with.  I highly recommend Current Electric.  I thought the price for their work was very reasonable too.

Very punctual & excellent communicator. Very polite and skilled technician.

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