Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LoopCAD 2014


Version 5.0.0397 is now available and can be accessed through the LoopCAD menu under Support on the Watts Radiant website or downloaded directly from this LoopCAD link:

This version also includes updated pricing for all Watts Radiant products and adds the HeatWeave Custom TapeMat to the product catalog.

To install the update, simply start LoopCAD and either select “Check For Updates” from the beginning menu, or go to Help and then select Check For Updates. From there simply follow the provided instructions.

For more information regarding this software update or other Watts Radiant products, please visit wattsradiant.com or call our technical support team at 1-800-276-2419.

RadiantWorks Professional


Version 14.1.1 is now available and can be downloaded from the RadiantWorks section under Support on the Watts Radiant website: http://www.wattsradiant.com/support/radiantworks/. This version includes the updated pricing and adds the HeatWeave Custom TapeMat® to the product catalog.

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 software update or other Watts Radiant products, please visit wattsradiant.com or call our technical support team at 1-800-276-2419.

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.