New thermostat for electric radiant ceiling heat


I figured it out and installed a new thermostat today, wish I could have figured it out at the beginning of the heating system. I figured out what the Single Pole LR10499 22A-120/v240;18A-277VAC means. I just had to think about it longer. So it means 22 amps for 120/240 Volt system or 18 amps for 277 volt system, and since I am in the america 277 does not matter. So I need something for 22 amp system. The next part was to figure out the voltage. I looked the breaker box and the heating system was on a double breaker so that means I need a 220/240 thermostat. I ordered a King ESP230-R Electronic Line-Voltage from amazon. I found the king page has a lot info on there thermostats.

I hope this helps someone else and they can too start saving the plant and there...

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Re: Radiant ceiling heat?

Electric radiant ceiling heat was a popular option in new homes from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s in the region. It is, like all electric resistance heat baseboards, fan-forced wall heaters, electric furnaces 100 percent efficient in converting electricity into heat.
Unfortunately, many radiant ceiling heating systems were installed when electricity was considerably less expensive than it is now. As the cost has risen, so has the cost to heat a home using any kind of electric resistance heat. Radiant ceiling heat is no exception.
Radiant systems produce a very comfortable form of heat, similar to being warmed by the sun on a cool day. As long as the radiant heat source can "see" an object in the room... occupants, the furniture, the floor and walls... it will transfer heat to it. Radiant heating systems, whether they are in the ceiling, a panel on the wall or in the floor, will heat the objects in the room, no
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Radiant ceiling heat is a style of heating that is significantly different than the radiators or forced air ducts that you may be used to. Radiant ceiling heat comes in two main forms. In the older form, electric heating elements are sandwiched between a layer of drywall and a layer of plaster. This style of radiant ceiling heat is much harder to fix when it fails. The newer form involves radiant ceiling heat panels. The heating elements are contained in modular tiles that the installer fastens to the roof with screws. In either form the panels are wired to a 120 volt or 240 volt alternating current power supply. If you believe that your radiant ceiling isn't producing heat, there are several ways to test. It is much easier to confirm the source of the problem if you have an infrared camera and a multimeter. If you aren't fortunate to have an infrared scanner, you can always push your hand against the ceiling panel in question to see if it is heating up. If the ceiling is cold,...

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If the installer did not correctly wire the system, it does not provide adequate heat. Bad wiring connections prevent electricity from moving through the circuits and heating the room. Homeowners should inspect all possible connections. They should remove the wire connectors and clean any loose connections before reinstalling the connectors.

A multimeter is handy for checking for continuity in radiant heating systems. In older systems, the heating elements sometimes break. Bubbles in the plaster surrounding the wires allow them to overheat and burn out. Drywall that sags and cracks may result in breaks in the heating element. Residents who drive screws carelessly into the ceiling sometimes damage the elements.

The thermostats on radiant ceiling heaters operate differently than with central heating systems. These differences cause some owners to be dissatisfied with the overall operation of the system. Most have an operating window of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, starting 5...

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As we’ve written here in a dozen different articles, radiant heated floors are growing in popularity as a luxury upgrade to modern homes, and DIY radiant installation is a relatively easy project. There’s nothing quite like a heated bathroom floor early in the morning, or the cozy feel of a warm family room floor old a cold Winter night.

With each radiant flooring installation, you’ve got a couple of control options for how the temperature of the floor is set and maintained. Each has implications for the floor, the room, and your radiant floor’s energy consumption. Here’s the rundown of control types available to homeowners.

Plain Switch Only – No Thermostat Installed

The simplest electric radiant installation isn’t controlled by a thermostat at all. Instead, its simply turned off and on by a switch. This option, which costs nothing more than a $2.00 switch at installation, is likely to cost much more in the future. Inevitably, switches are left on by...

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Electric space heaters break down into two basic types: radiant or convection. Radiant models?such as ceramic and quartz portables, under-floor systems, cove heaters and ceiling panels?emit infrared radiation that heats up objects and people directly within their line of sight. They're designed for ultra-quick heating and are best for: Heating one or two people,l arge rooms where you don't want to heat the entire space, open rooms without a lot of furniture or obstacles between you and the heater, spot heating and sporadic use, workshops and home offices where you mostly want warmth for yourself while you're at your desk or workbench, or a TV room where the occupants are sitting in one area.

Convection models include oil-filled radiators, electric baseboard and toe-kick heaters, and flat panel wall-mounted units that warm the air around the heater and rely on the room's air circulation to heat the room. Fan-forced convection models are the most popular type of supplemental...

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Radiant ceiling panel systems can be used during a building retrofit process while earning points toward LEED certification. Radiant ceiling panels offer temperature gradients so low between ceiling and floor, less than one degree of difference.The heated ceiling panels are heated in one of three ways: water pipes, electric or air flows embedded in the panel. Of these three, electric circuits and water pipes are the most used solution.

Your selection will be based on the actual energy costs and the size of your project.

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Grant Snowden, from SteelCeilings, told us that using 'hydronic radiant ceiling panels in commercial buildings typically consist of aluminum panels painted white with non-visible copper pipes on the back which handle the water flow. The panels incorporate acoustic material to address the building's need for NRC (noise reduction coefficient). The ceilings typically save 25% of a building's energy costs. The initial...

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Our home was built in 1957 and has radiant heat in the ceiling. It's an older system and I'll describe what I learned about it. There is a 3-wire cable for each room that runs 2 hot wires and an unshielded ground from the breaker box to each room for 220v. One wire is connected to the thermostat. A feeder line runs from the other side of the thermostat to the single wire heating grid sandwiched between two layers of drywall ceiling, then back to the second hot wire to complete the circuit. It uses a Switch Action Open thermostat. There is also a Switch Action Closed thermostat and of course I got the wrong one the first time. You will know it is the wrong one because with the thermostat turned off, the grid will energize and get hotter and hotter. Reversing the wires doesn't do anything. If you turn the thermostat above the current room temperature, the system will de-energize...exactly the opposite of what you want.

I have a room that won't heat, so I began testing a good...

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You may be familiar with radiant heat, but ceiling radiant heaters are unique systems. It is a radiant heating system where it is the ceiling panels that are heated to warm the room, instead of, say, the floor. Usually the heating connection is electrical rather than water-based, obviously for weight considerations. Not many ceilings can bear the weight of several kilograms of water for a long time.

How the ceiling radiant heat system works

In essence, a typical radiant ceiling heating system consists of ceiling panels with embedded special electrical wirings. These wirings when connected to the household electricity produce heat due to resistance, enough to radiate heat to the surrounding space.

The concept is so simple any handyman father can install them on a do-it-yourself basis, saving the cost of a professional installer. However, since it deals with electrical connection, it is still advisable to use a professional when there are doubts on the abilities...

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Radiant Heat Reviewer - Information on the Best Radiant Floor Heat Options

Why is radiant heat such a wonderful option for heating your home?

In a word, comfort!

Radiant floor heat systems, no matter what type, all create a comfortable heated space for the users. A radiant system is a method of heating a structure by warming the floor. Imagine a warm floor where you are able to walk around barefoot in the middle of the winter. This is the reality for home owners who use this heat system.

Many people who have radiant heat in their home, but have to move won’t even consider another home if it doesn’t have warm floors.

Radiant Heat Reviewer wants to help you determine what is the right radiant system for you. Every project is unique, and radiant heat is very versatile. You can heat your entire home, select rooms, even your garage floor or concrete driveway.

The radiant system will heat the flooring. Once the floor is warmer than the air...

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Easy Installation - Install the heating units and wire directly to an electric thermostat. These systems can typically be installed by the "do-it-yourselfer" with final wiring by a qualified electrician. Adding Warmth to Cold Floors - These systems are perfect for warming the cold floor areas of your home. Bathrooms, kitchens, sun rooms, family rooms and any other cold-floor areas. Perfect for Small Areas and Additions - Electric radiant heating systems are great for small areas where it does not make sense to install a boiler or water heater. This is a perfect add on to a forced air system that will warm your floor where forced warm-air cannot. Efficient Operation - Electric radiant heating systems are surprisingly economical to use. These systems enjoy all the operating efficiencies of radiant heating without the standby losses of maintaining temperature in a boiler or water heater. It Often Costs Less to Install than Water Systems - In many cases, electrical systems are less...
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