A Guide to Repairing Your Electric Floor Heating

Jan 15, 2023 | 0 comments

Electric floor heating is a great way to keep your feet warm and toasty in the winter. However, if your electric floor heating stops working, it can be a real pain. If you’re having trouble with your electric floor heating, you may be tempted to try and repair it yourself, however you should never attempt to alter a complex electrical system without experience. As a result, it is recommended to always hire a licensed electrical contractor to assist in completing the work, and ensuring it is done correctly.

Before attempting to fix or repair your floor heating system:

Before taking the time to contact an electrician to come to your home and diagnose the issue, here are a few things you could try to get your floor heating working again.

  1. Check the fuse or circuit breaker. If the fuse is blown or the circuit breaker is tripped, reset it and see if the electric floor heating comes back on.
  2. Check the thermostat. Make sure that it’s set to “on” and that the temperature is turned up high enough to activate the electric floor heating.
  3. Check the wiring. Make sure that all of the wiring is properly connected and that there are no loose wires or connections.
  4. Clean out any debris or dirt that may have accumulated around the heater unit. This can prevent heat from circulating properly and may cause the electric floor heating to stop working.

If you are unable to locate the source of the issue, the next step is to contact a licensed electrical contractor to fix the problem.

What are the next steps?

With the assistance of an electrician, you may be able to look underneath the flooring to find out what’s going on. The most common issue is a short that happens as a result of wire damage. Electrical issues are frequently challenging to fix, so getting professional advice is crucial. The electrician will decide whether to replace the full run of wiring or whether to fix the current lines. The issue at hand and the kind of system you have will determine how to fix your broken floor heating system.

Fortunately, a useful tool called a TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) meter may be used to diagnose problems with the floor heating system without removing the entire floor. If there is a short or break in the electric floor heating system, it can be located with this gadget. A TDR meter basically sends an electrical pulse along the attached cable after it is correctly connected to your unpowered system, going along until it hits the short or break, and then it travels back to the TDR metre. Your electrician can then determine the general location of the issue by measuring the amount of time it takes for that pulse to get to the trouble spot and converting that measurement to a distance reading.

Do you need to get your electric floor heating repaired?

Contact MADE ELECTRIC today! We are a trusted electrical contractor that operates in Toronto and the GTA, with a professional and fully licensed team. We’re happy to help diagnose and solve any electrical problems you may have.

Our company can be reached at any time through our contact page, and you can also give us a call at +1 (833) 623-3247, or e-mail us at info@madeelectric.ca.

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