In-floor Radiant Heat Adds Luxury to a Home


With cooler temperatures in the Valley, our thoughts have turned to heating. While we certainly aren’t suffering from the frigid temperatures of our friends in the North, we get chilly at times.

During the process of remodeling, or even while building a new home, there are a number of heating systems which are available to heat a bathroom, many of them are expensive and/or inefficient. Among better-quality heating systems, one that is durable, efficient and quiet is the in-floor radiant heat system.

Recently, in-floor radiant heat systems have garnered interest among those looking into heating systems because of the various features that it offers. The benefits of using the in-floor heating systems are numerous. Warmth suffuses a bathroom without a visible source. It is safe, quiet and keeps the temperature in the room stable, unlike a furnace, which is warm until it shuts off. The system is supplied in two basic ways: hot water or electric heating mats.

Since the system is installed under the floor, it doesn’t take up space, a plus in a smaller bathroom. Radiant heat is especially good for a bathroom because it’s truly a place where no one wants to be cold.

Some of the benefits of having an in-floor heating system for a bathroom:

This homeowner asked for in-floor radiant heat in the bedrooms, too.

This homeowner asked for in-floor radiant heat in the bedrooms, too.

Cost Effective

The in-floor radiant heat system is cost effective as it works while a thermostat is set at a very low temperature. Inhabitants will feel warm even when the furnace isn’t on because the heat comes from the floor. Since heat rises, having heat ‘start’ at the floor means in floor radiant heat is about 30% more efficient than forced heating.


Unlike most other heating systems, in-floor radiant heat system does not need blower and as a result does not produce unnecessary noise. It warms a bathroom quietly


In-floor heating systems can last for a very long period of time if properly maintained. Maintained properly, a radiant heating system can last 25 years.

Many applications

In-floor heating system in a bathroom can be planned as part of a new build, a remodeling job, and is also simple to retrofit.

Does not occupy space

Unlike other heating systems, the in-floor heating system occupies zero space as it is installed under the floor. Homeowners appreciate radiant floor heat because it won’t take up any of the small space often allotted for a bathroom.

Safe and comfortable

Once it is installed, the in-floor heating system is very safe to use and comfortable. Not only do warm feet keep a body much warmer than a warm body with cold feet, but it’s a constant warmth, and there are no cold-air pockets.

Versatile and reliable

In-floor heating system is very reliable and versatile. They can go well with any surface be it marble, slate, carpet, hardwood, and tile. Other rooms can have in-floor radiant heat systems, as well, although the bathroom is the most popular option.

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