Heating mats can be used as basic heating systems or they can also supplement an existing heating system. Generally, they are used in places where, for structural reasons, the installation of simple heating cables is inconvenient. These mats can be installed just about anywhere and are only 3 mm thick. Heating is achieved in a very short span of time and thus, they are among the simplest, quickest, and most effective way of heating or re-heating rooms.
There are many advantages of heating mats but some of the essential advantages are listed below:
Simple installation: Heat mats are stuck directly to a correctly prepared floor with the help of a tile adhesive. It is exceptionally simple and quick to assemble this type of heating system.
Comfort of use: The room temperature can be easily regulated by the adjustment of a temperature controller. The whole room will develop an even temperature throughout while the temperature of the heating surface remains low. These mats are also used to warm dry floors in a short amount of time. These heating systems are discreet and remain hidden from view most of the time.
Safety: The entire length of the power cable is buried and out of the way. The proper connection of heating mats through a different switch also helps to eliminate any danger of a fire breaking out.
Low Cost: Installing heating mats is done at an exceptionally low cost. Its operational costs are also low due to precise temperature regulations and very efficient heating system. This type of unit heats selected surfaces only when necessary, not wasting valuable energy.
Temperature control: The temperature controller is the main element of any heating system because it regulates the temperature and enables the heating cables to operate correctly. Therefore, the selection of the correct temperature will optimize the effectiveness of heat mats. If these mats are not the only heating source and they are being used to compliment an existing heating system, a temperature controller with a flow sensor would then be the perfect choice. It would have the effect of providing a warm floor and would keep it at a constant temperature. If, on the other hand, heating mats are the main heating source, the temperature controllers which measure the air temperature, would be a very wise selection.
There are a few pointers to keep in mind while using heat mats. When using timber plastic or any other non-glass substance, exposure to heat must be kept inside the enclosure and beneath the subtract. The main heat which is produced by the heating mat, must be allowed to dissipate to prevent damage to the mat. The mat should also not be placed directly beneath a heat lamp.