Should I install heated floors?

There are so many upgrade options you can choose from when remodeling your home, you could spend hours and hours poring thru all of them. Some you can add on or upgrade to at any time, and others you need to think about before the project gets too far.

One upgrade option you should think about adding is heated floors. Yes, this is a luxury, but it will make your home more comfortable and could also help reduce your energy bills because it uses less energy than some other heating systems.

Many times, we see pair heated flooring with their current system to make the cooler spaces like the bathroom or kitchen more comfortable and inviting.

Somethings to consider about heated floors are:

Offers uniform heating.
Standard heating systems heat up the area where they are located, with the warmest temperatures closest to the heater, and the coolest areas farthest away. Radiant floor heat, on the other hand, provides uniform heating to the floor areas above the heating system.

Limited maintenance
Unlike forced air systems that need to be periodically checked and cleaned, there is no maintenance required for these systems. Once they are installed, they are simply run by the thermostat and will be protected by the flooring above. Most systems will have between a 10- and 25-year warranty.

Allergy Friendly
Radiant floor heat does not push dust or allergens throughout the room.

Noise Free
Most heaters will produce some type of noise, either coming straight from the source while they run or when they turn on. Electric radiant floor heat is silent and will not produce any noise when the system is running.

Upfront Pricing
This is an upgrade that is a longer-term investment. It will increase the price of your flooring allowance and then there will be additional energy costs to run it. The monthly cost varies depending on the size of the area installed and how much your electricity provider charges.

Depending on the time of your remodel you will need to consider the additional installation time for including heated flooring.

Because heated flooring systems can be installed under both tile and hardwood (some systems can be installed under carpet but not all) there are a lot of places in your home can you can install these systems and make your whole home warm and cozy, especially on those cool (or COLD) New England mornings.

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Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.