It’s a dark, chilly morning, and even though you know you should get out of bed and start your day, you’re finding it very difficult to do so because all that’s waiting for you is a dark, cold house. The beginning of your day could be a little bit simpler if your bathroom has radiant floor heating, though. Radiant floor heating can help you relax into your morning rather than putting additional chilly shocks on your feet. It might not be so difficult to get out of bed.
Heated bathroom floors are unquestionably more of a luxury than a necessity. But when you step onto chilly tiles in the winter, you might conclude they’re a luxury that’s justified. In addition to improving comfort and aesthetics, heated bathroom flooring also helps to provide more effective heating. It’s difficult to resist bringing this spa-like luxury into your house.
Is It Cheap?
The average cost to install radiant floor heating in a bathroom measuring 100 square feet is $600, with costs ranging from $5 to $8 per square foot. Although installing radiant floor heating is expensive, it is frequently a more affordable option in the long term. In contrast to radiant floor heating, which comes with a strong guarantee and hardly ever needs maintenance, underfloor heating rarely needs costly repairs.
Similar to forced air, you may adjust your thermostat to only turn on the heat when it’s necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature, saving you money on high heating bills.
Radiant heat systems, however, are more cost-effective to operate than forced air systems. They efficiently heat the space, retain heat better, and use less energy to do so. You feel more comfortable because radiant floor heating keeps the heat down to the floor, where you are living and moving.
The Room is Heated with Heated Floors
It is not simply the floor that is heated with heated flooring. They frequently perform an excellent job of evenly heating the entire area. Forced air relies on air circulation to warm the whole space, yet it overheats the room’s perimeter. The annoying reality that heat rises, however, means that circulation is never consistent. On the other hand, heated floors start at the ground, warming the entire space.
How Many Radiant Heat Types are Available?
Modern radiant heating systems work by applying electrical currents to a heating element. Under the floorboards, the coils which comprise this heating element move. The most popular and reasonably priced sort of floor heating is one that has already been installed. The installation procedure, however, can cost more than the substitute.
A liquid is used for conduction, radiation, and convection in hydronic floor heating. It is installed within tubes. It is installed beneath your flooring and works similarly to electric radiant heating. Due of the necessity for a boiler system to transmit and boil water in the tubes, this system works best in homes that already have one. Although it has lower operating expenses than electric radiant heating systems, if you don’t already have a boiler system then the installation could be expensive.
The Verdict: Are Heated Bathroom Floors Really Worth It?
Radiant heating is unquestionably something to take into consideration whether you’re redesigning your bathroom or even simply changing your floors. Yes, you will ultimately spend more for your flooring, but the energy savings, increased comfort, and increased resale value will make it worthwhile. The bathroom is the ideal spot to make a little flooring investment because it doesn’t have a lot of square footage. Additionally, installing radiant floor heating concurrently with your redesign will save you money on labor costs if your floors will already be removed for the work.
To provide you with the utmost in comfort and luxury, EA Home Design can assist you with choosing gorgeous new flooring for your bathroom and installing radiant floor heating at the same time. For consultation, please contact us online.