Radiant Garage Floor Heating: Installation Mistakes to Avoid
Installing garage floor heating is a huge undertaking and of course, there’s a certain amount of trust that you put into any contractor who does construction work on your home. People that you hire to do major installations may be highly qualified to do the job, but just like everyone else, they can also sometimes make mistakes. That’s why it’s crucial to work only with installers who are certified and insured – people who you know will offer a really good warranty. Here are just a couple of issues that should be carefully addressed during the installation phase:
It’s extremely important to make certain that, during each step of installation, there are no leaks in the system. Leaks are one of the most common and problematic issues with a radiant heating system. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to check for them until you pressurize and test the whole system. You’ll also need to be aware of all the work that other contractors are doing around the areas where the radiant tubes are so there won’t be an accidental puncturing of the tubing.
If there is water that remains in the tube lines after the system has been tested, it is possible that it could freeze over time. Again, be sure to do testing at each stage of installation to help prevent this. You can also put antifreeze in the tubing system to prevent the water inside from freezing.