About Heating Cables

About heating cablesDoes not occupy any wall space
Electric underfloor heating is invisible and occupies no wall space. Heat is distributed evenly in the room and provides a comfort that must be experienced. Dust does not accumulate at the heat source, and the room may be furnished, equipped and used as you wish.

Heating cables produce no sound (rales in pipes, etc.), are maintenance free and have a very long life expectancy (50 years expected). Electric underfloor heating is simple, has low installation cost and is maintenance free.

Electronic thermostat
Using an electronic, programmable thermostat, the floor temperature is constantly kept at the desired level at any given time, while energy consumption is minimized. Temperature regulation is easy, accurate and instantaneous.

Save up to 25% with day and night setback
There are currently low profile floor (“thin floors”) heating systems, which quickly warm up, and quickly cool down again when the heat is switched off. This makes modern, electrically based, underfloor heating systems suitable for energy conservation and efficiency, as the temperature can be adjusted quickly and efficiently with a modern thermostat. By lowering the temperature by around 5-10°C during periods where comfort temperature is not required, it is possible to save 15-25% energy. Normally, day and night setback offer greatest effect in thin floor structures, as these use less time to achieve the desired temperature.

Tested in accordance with international standards
All products are developed and tested according to international standards, e.g. IEC and CENELEC, and meet the requirements of the European Low Voltage Directive. Production is certified according to quality standard ISO 9001 and environmental standard ISO 14001. Nexans offers a 20 year warranty against manufacturing defects on all series resistant electrical heating cables.
 

Controlling heating cable systems

Electric heating is basically very easy and provides a precise and accurate control. This simple fact means energy savings compared to water based systems. This also applies to heating cables systems of course.

In modern heating cable installations the cables are installed closer to the top surface of the floor compared to systems installed 20 years ago. This means faster response and quicker control. The thermostat and control technology have also been improved significantly the last 20 years. Today heating cables systems are quick and precise systems providing a high level of comfort with an economic approach.