In a colder climate, if there’s one thing that floor heating is, it’s luxurious. It is a popular option to install heated floors in a city like Ottawa. It would be difficult to find someone who is unimpressed by the comfort of a heated floor. That’s because heated floors are known for their upscale appeal.
Are heated floors expensive?
Radiant floor heating cost will range from $10 – $12 per square foot— or about $600 for a typical remodeling project. This price per square foot for electric floor heating elements can go up to $30 for custom underfloor heating mats or down to $5 for large projects using floor heating cables and fixing strips.
Do heated floors use a lot of electricity?
If you’ve ever wondered, “Do heated floors use a lot of electricity?”, the answer is: less than you would think. In reality, a radiant heating system for a small bathroom uses about the same amount of energy as a freezer.
How long do heated floors last?
With proper care and maintenance, a floor heating system can last up to 35 years. It can save money, too. Radiant floor heating warms a room from the floor up. As a result, most people will feel more comfortable with their thermostat set at a lower temperature.
How does Radiant Floor Heating Work?
Traditional heating systems heat the air, which then warms up the people in the room. Radiant heating systems work by directly warming the people and objects in a room. How warm do heated floors get? The floor temperature can be set as high as 104° F but users will typically set it to a more comfortable range of between 80° F and 85° F and control it from a thermostat from there. This type of heating often feels like the warmth of the sun, because radiant heat warms via heat radiation. This allows people to feel warm even when the ambient (air) temperature in the room is actually cooler. It’s the same concept as standing in direct sunlight vs. standing in the shade.