Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New US Price List Effective June 2nd, 2014


Our 2014 US Price List will become effective on June 2nd, 2014. We understand the impact higher prices have on your business, and we continue to do everything we can to minimize price increases.

You can now download excel and pdf copies of the price list from the support section
www.wattsradiant.com/support/pricelist

Updates to RadiantWorks Pro® and LoopCAD software will be available in early May.

In addition, the updated 2014 Full Line Catalog will be available to order by May 1st. Contact us at literature@wattsradiant.com to order copies of the new catalog.

New Products Featured:
• Large diameter pex crimp fittings through 2”
• Custom electric mats

Price Updates:
• RadiantPEX+, RadiantPERT Tubing and SmartTrac™ - no change
• RadiantPEX-AL Tubing – 3% increase
• All other products – 5% increase

Please contact your Watts Radiant Representative to discuss specific pricing questions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RadiantWorks Pro 2013.3.6

RadiantWorks Professional version 2013.3.6 has been released, and can be downloaded from the RadiantWorks page on the Watts Radiant site.

This version introduces several new product lines. The new SmartTrac panel solution is included in this update, as well as our new radiant controls. Our radiant lead free PEX fittings are also included in this version.

To install the update, just download the .zip file from the site, unzip it, and run the .exe. Your settings and projects will not be erased or moved with the update.

For more information regarding this or other Watts Radiant products, please visit the RadiantWorks page or call 800-276-2419.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Radiant Controls!

Introducing new radiant and snow melting controls

Watts Radiant now has new control options!

The Radiant Thermostat 519 is replacing our line of DualTemp thermostats. With a simplified user interface, it is the ideal choice for spaces where maintaining a minimum floor temperature is desirable - bathrooms, kitchens, and sunrooms are just a few examples. Using pulse width modulation, the radiant thermostat is designed specifically for hydronic systems. The Radiant Thermostat 519 is easy to program, with an easy-to-read, backlit digital display. Changing the temperature is as easy as using the up and down buttons. Utilizing both an air and a floor sensor, you are able to control either the room or floor temperature, and even use them in combination.
Installation itself is simple, with clearly marked and easy accessible wiring terminals.
The Slab Sensor 079 is included with the Radiant Thermostat 519; however a redundant one may also be purchased if desired, for peace of mind.
We also offer the Adapter Plate 012, which can be used to mount the Radiant Thermostat 519 to a single gang electrical box rather than directly to the wall.

Our Mixing Control 356 is designed to control a mixing pump that is part of a heating system. It uses outdoor temperature reset to intelligently anticipate the needs of the mixing pump, improving response and efficiency.

We also have new options for your snow melting system. The Snow/Ice Sensor 091 (Socket) and the Snow/Ice Sensor 090 (In Slab) will be replacing the HSC-5 snow melting detector. System installation is simple - place the socket before the slab is poured, and then insert the sensor into the socket after the pour.
This new snow melting sensor will interface directly with the Snow Melting Control 654. This control offers great flexibility and choice of melting options. It can be as simple as a manually on/off switch, or as complex as a multi-zone, automatic, snow/ice detecting and melting system.
The Snow Sensor 095 (Air) will be replacing the LCD-1H. It can be mounted on the roof or a pole, and will also tie into the Snow Melting Control 654.

All of these controls have a one year warranty from date of installation.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Introducing RadiantPERT

Introducing RadiantPERT, a new product from Watts Radiant.

What is RadiantPERT?

RadiantPERT is a new type of tubing manufactured from a compound developed by Dow Chemicals. The compound we use is DOWLEX 2344 PE-RT (PE-RT stands for Polyethylene Raised Temperature). This is the most flexible of the DOWLEX compounds.
Dow has been selling these compounds in Europe since 1982. In 1999 they began to develop it for the North American market. The standards are now at a point where we feel this product can be used for our radiant applications.
One thing to keep in mind is the slightly different specification that RadiantPERT has reguarding pressure and temperature. RadiantPERT is rated at 80 psi at 180 degrees. This 180 degrees is the maximum temperature water that can be run through RadiantPERT. No higher temperature is allowed under the specification. Other than that small difference, RadiantPERT is rated to the same specifications as RadiantPEX+.

What are the advantages of RadiantPERT?

First, RadiantPERT is more flexible than RadiantPEX+. This allows it to more easily achieve some installations RadiantPEX+ has problems with. For instance, in a snowmelt system with typical 9" spacing, 3/4" tubing usually requires a "lightbulb" at the end. If you used RadiantPERT in this situation, you would not need to worry about lightbulbs. The bend radius of 3/4" RadiantPERT is 4-3/8". This added flexibility will also allow easier installations in staple-up situations when trying to work around joist bays.
Another advantage to RadiantPERT is a greener manufacturing process then RadiantPEX+. During manufacture there are no chemicals needed to perform a crosslink, as is required for RadiantPEX+. In fact, RadiantPERT does not need crosslinking at all, which leads to faster production. Because crosslinking is not used, there is no need for a cure time, the tubing can be produced and send directly to QC and then packaging. No delay and no waiting. Production will be able to respond quicker to demand.

RadiantPERT is dimensionally the same as RadiantPEX+. This means that all of our RadiantPEX+ fittings and manifolds can be used with RadiantPERT. No need to learn new fittings or installation rules; it's all the same as the RadiantPEX+ you know.

Monday, October 29, 2012

RadiantWorks Professional - RadiantPERT

RadiantWorks Professional version 2012.01.007 has been released, and can be downloaded from the RadiantWorks page on the Watts Radiant site.

This update adds the new RadiantPERT product line to the program, with all pricing and part numbers. No other changes have been made at this time.

To install the update, just download the .exe file from the site, and it will install over the old version. Your settings and projects will not be erased or moved with the updated.

For more information regarding this or other Watts Radiant products, please visit the RadiantWorks page or call 800-276-2419.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The SunStat View

SunStat View

We have recently introduced a new thermostat for our electric floor warming products: the SunStat View, a touchscreen programmable thermostat!

Let's take a look at some of the features.

When you first turn on your SunStat View, it will step you through initial setup and programming with the startup tutorial. It will prompt you to select your language, set the time and date, and pick your temperature format (either °F or °C). This will allow you to quickly get your system up and running. Afterwards you may then customize your program to your needs.

This is a fully touchscreen thermostat, with the only buttons being to turn it on and test the GFCI. All the rest of the programming and usage is done through the touchscreen. Using a touchscreen allows the SunStat to present more information, in an easier form, to you. This streamlines programming, and makes it easy to check and change your settings.

The View is fully seven day programmable. You are able to select any individual day of the week and set specific times and temperatures for that day alone. This allows for very flexible programming. Do you work from home on Tuesday and Friday? Now you can set those days separately from the rest of the work week. Perhaps your kid has soccer on Thursday evening, and you want the system to come on two hours later than every other day. With this SunStat View, you can do that!

Wondering what time you need to program the View so that your floor is warm by 7am? Wonder no more! With the included SmartStat feature, your SunStat View will learn how long it takes to warm and adjust the start-up time accordingly. You just tell it the times you'd like your floor to be warm and it will do the rest for you.

If you do not need to program your SunStat, and would just like it to hold a certain temperature until you wish to adjust it, you can do that as well. You are able to either have it hold indefinitely, or some amount of days ranging from one to ninety-nine. If you are at home for a couple days, just set the hold for as long as you need, and afterward the SunStat will resume your normal programming.

If you are curious as to how much the SunStat View has been running, perhaps to estimate the electrical cost of the system, there is a usage monitor that will allow you to see the hours the floor has been heating. You can choose to view the current day, last seven days, or last thirty days.

On the technical side, the SunStat View is protected by a built-in GFCI. What this means is that if something happens to damage your heating element, the SunStat GFCI will instantly cut power to the floor, protecting the system from further damage, and you from shocks, just like a GFCI outlet. A nice side effect of having a GFCI built into the SunStat is that you will have no need for an expensive GFCI breaker.

The SunStat View is covered by a three year warranty. If something in the SunStat fails, it is able to be returned to the point of purchase and a new one received.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RadiantWorks Professional - April 2 2012 Pricing

RadiantWorks Professional version 2012.01.003 has been released, and can be downloaded from the RadiantWorks page on the Watts Radiant site.

The pricing in RadiantWorks has been updated to reflect the April 2nd price guide. The software now also includes all the current electric radiant products, such as ProMelt and SlabHeat.

To install the update, just download the .exe file from the site, and it will install over the old version. Your settings and projects will not be erased or moved with the updated.

For more information regarding this or other Watts Radiant products, please visit the RadiantWorks page or call 800-276-2419.