Does underfloor heating need a sensor?

Does underfloor heating need a sensor?

Does Underfloor Heating Need a Floor Sensor? Not always – UFH will work with just an air sensor – but there are a few scenarios when installing an underfloor heating floor sensor is recommended. The main reason to install an underfloor heating probe is to protect the floor coverings.

How do you test a floor heat sensor?

The floor temperature sensor may have been damaged, it needs to be tested. Disconnect the floor sensor and test it with a digital multi-meter set on the 20k ohms scale as described in our installation manual. If it is not within range for the approximate floor temperature at that time, it will need to be replaced.

What is a floor sensor?

A floor sensor can be thought of like a touchscreen on the floor. Floor sensors operate by detecting and displaying pressure information about subjects that are present in the sensing environment.

Where do you put the heat mat sensor?

You can either place it in the tub through a hole, or tape it outside the tub to the mat itself. I’ve always put it inside the tub so it measures the actual substrate surface temperature, but you should ideally be using a digi thermometer in conjunction with it so either way should work well enough.

Should underfloor heating feel warm?

As a general rule of thumb, your heated floor shouldn’t feel hot – it should just not feel cold.

What can go wrong with underfloor heating?

Trapped Air. Trapped air is the most common problem with a malfunctioning underfloor heating system, especially one that uses hot water flowing through sub-floor pipe work. Air can get caught up in the pipe and stay there, causing issues with the whole system.

What is the maximum temperature for underfloor heating?

The maximum temperature for underfloor heating is typically 50ºC — and sometimes as low as 35º. The flow temperature is largely dependent on the floor construction, pipe spacing, water flow rate, heat output required and type of floor finish.