We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Flooring / November 29, 2021
As the days get shorter and the temperatures cooler, you may find it increasingly difficult to get out of bed in the morning. The cold floors are a rude awakening after leaving the warmth of your bed, and while the prospect of a hot shower seems welcoming, it takes considerable willpower to traverse the icy span of flooring to get from the bedroom to the bathroom.
Having lived through dozens of Edmonton winters ourselves, we get it. We are also constantly looking for ways to improve your home in ways that improve your life. One way in which we do this is by installing heated flooring services in Edmonton. If you’re not sure if radiant floor heating is right for you, consider these top reasons that it is.
If you’re looking for a simple and affordable way to give your master bath a spa-like feel, heated flooring is it. Radiant floor heating is a system that sits beneath the actual flooring material. Whether you equip your bathroom floors with marble, wood-look vinyl or ceramic tiles, you can revel in the luxurious look and feel of your new retreat every time you step inside to brush your teeth, take a bath or get ready for bed.
Heat rises, which explains why, despite you running your furnace or forced air heating all night, your floors are still stunningly cold in the morning. Heated floors help do away with this problem, as once they kick on, they provide direct, dispersed heat that radiates from the ground up. Instead of floating up to the unused airspace around your ceilings, the heat gets absorbed by the surrounding objects, which helps to heat the entire room evenly, thereby ensuring your maximum comfort.
We should start by saying that radiant floor heating is not inexpensive. However, as the technology for it becomes more standard, manufacturers can produce it at a more cost-effective rate and, therefore, sell systems for more affordable prices. As of 2021, the cost of heated flooring material was $5 to $8 per square foot. The size of the average master bathroom is between 40 to 100 square feet. Therefore, you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $800 to give your master bath a spa-like feel.
Though installing heated floors does require an upfront investment, that investment can pay off dividends over the years. With forced air heating, the heat that rises to the ceilings eventually gets lost to the ducts. Moreover, forced air often needs to work harder and for longer just to achieve and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. All this extra effort equates to an increase in your energy bill.
Heated floors, however, disperse heat from the ground up and at a more even rate. As a result, rooms that have the technology will warm up quickly and remain at a comfortable temperature for longer, two effects that result in energy cost savings for you. Though the exact amount of cost savings depends on the size of your home, the types of winters you experience and how many rooms have heated floors, one study shows that radiant floor heating can save homeowners an average of 10% to 30% on their energy bills. In extreme cases, the savings soar up to 60%.
When you hire Handyman Connection to help you with your home renovation needs, we work with you every step of the way to ensure that the finished result is exactly as you pictured it, if not better. Whether you want to redo your entire bathroom or simply replace your cold tiles with heated floors, we will guide you through every phase of the project, from the initial consultation to design and planning to installation. To schedule your free estimate today, submit a contact form online today.