Radiant Floor Heating
Why should you consider adding radiant floor heat? Do you know that feeling of comfort, when you wake up and it’s nice and toasty under your blanket? The very thought of your feet hitting that cold bathroom floor is traumatizing, isn’t it? Well, we have a solution.
Instead of a cold shock to your feet, what if there was a way to help you start your morning peacefully? Do you think leaving your bed might not be so hard? Imagine if your bathroom contained radiant floor heating?
The bathroom is an ideal place for radiant floor heating. Materials like stone and tile common in floor bathrooms are especially cold on feet. Radiant floor heating warms the cold floor surfaces, making them nice and cozy.
Floor heating does more than just heat the floor. In most cases, they do a great job at heating the whole room. Radiant floor heating systems rely on electrical currents or conduction, convection, and radiation using a liquid if your dwelling has a boiler. Think of it as a subfloor matting that provides heat up and through the floor above it. Such systems are controlled by a thermostat, some of which are “smart” and use apps to create schedules.
Radiant floor heat is relatively affordable to use once installed. And such systems rarely requires maintenance, especially if you choose radiant floor heating with a solid warranty.
Heated bathroom floors are more energy efficient than traditional HVAC units, An electric floor heating system typically takes less than an hour to warm an entire bathroom. Despite a higher upfront installation cost, the substantial increase in efficiency provided by radiant floor heating can save you money on energy bills in the long run. – The U.S. Department of Energy.
Radiant Floor Heat is Economical
Unlike forced air, floor heating systems run more economically. They retain heat better, heat more thoroughly, and waste less energy getting the room warm. Because radiant floor heating keeps the heat down near the floor — where you’re feet play— you’ll appreciate the added comfort.
Since a heated bathroom floor system is hidden from sight, and doesn’t require large commercial-looking units, you don’t have to worry about it interfering with your design aesthetic. They’re also quiet, with none of the rattling, shaking, or squeaking that can come from a furnace, ducts, or vents.
If you’re remodeling your bathroom, or even just replacing your floors, radiant floor heating is definitely worth considering. Stop in and let our design consultants help you stat your planning.