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What type of thermostat do I use to run electric radiant floor heat?

What type of thermostat do I use to run electric radiant floor heat?

What type of thermostat should I use for underfloor heating?

First, you should know that a forced-air heater and floor heat thermostat are different.  A floor heat system runs on dedicated circuits and requires a specific type of thermostat - a radiant floor heat thermostat.

A forced-air thermostat measures the home's air temperature while a floor heat thermostat measures the temperature of the floor. Floor heat is never influenced by your air temperature.  The heat sensor installed under your floor keeps the floor heat at the temperature you set on the floor heat thermostat.


Do you want a technology-based thermostat or a typical knob-dial floor heat thermostat?

Decide what type of technology you want in a floor heat thermostat.

Do you want a touch screen and/or mobile phone app to control the system's floor temperature?

Are you looking for just a straightforward or simple Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat?  

If you're looking for a technologically advanced floor heat thermostat, Gold Heat recommends these Smart floor heat thermostats:

OJ Microline thermostat for gold heat electric radiant floor heat


Smart WiFi touchscreen thermostat

OJ Microline UW64 + app

Available from Gold Heat



Wi-Fi floor heat thermostat with buttons

Sinope TH1300WF

Available from Gold Heat

Want to see all the thermostats that Gold Heat supports?  Click here to scan our resources page.