The Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, IL Considered a bedroom community in the North Shore region, Wilmette is just 14 miles north of Chicago’s downtown district. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. However, the winter season may not make it feel like the best place to be.

Based on Chicago temperatures during the coldest month of January don’t make it above freezing. Instead they average between a high of 31 degrees and a low of 17 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s easy to see why in colder climates like Chicago and the suburb of Wilmette, radiant floor heating becomes a must-have amenity. 

Transform your Kitchen with Affordable Radiant Heat

These Wilmette homeowners had been planning to upgrade their kitchen for quite a while so when it came time to turn those plans into a reality, it made sense to enhance their remodeling project with underfloor heating. The cost was $855 for a 1.5’ x 60’ TempZone™ Flex Roll to heat 90 square feet of the beautiful wood floors in this medium-size kitchen. That equates to just $9.50 per square foot. See floor plan.

Kitchen Floor Plan with Radiant HeatAnother benefit is that the cost to operate the system is relatively low. It costs 52 cents a day to heat the kitchen for 8 hours, according to WarmlyYours' Operating Cost Calculator. This tool factors in the average kWh cost in Wilmette of approx. 11 cents. During the coldest month of the year, it costs $45.40 to run the system. All year long, it's estimated to cost around $220, according to WarmlyYours' Heat Loss Calculator. A small price to pay for the cozy comfort it brings to one of the most active rooms in the home.

And radiant heat doesn’t end with the floors. In addition, WarmlyYours offers Countertop Heating to take the chill off cold stone and granite counters. The best part is that you can add the heat underneath your existing counters so it’s easy to install – there’s no additional cost of remodeling necessary.

Can Radiant Heat Be Your Primary Heat Source? 

To determine if radiant floor heat can be your primary heat source, WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator will ask about your desired room temperature, how well your room is sealed, and other details to determine how much heat is being lost. 

Heat Loss Calculation Graph-KitchenIn this example, the room is located above a heated room and the ceilings in the room are 9 feet. According to WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator, a floor-heating system can be the primary heat source for this room so no additional heating will be necessary, a considerable cost and energy savings. If the room had a fireplace or other poor sealing factors, radiant floor heat as a supplementary heat source might be recommended. To find out if radiant heat can be your room’s primary heat source, check out WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator for yourself. 

Free Instant Quote Tool Makes It Fast & Easy to Get Costs

Kitchen with Radiant Heat under Wood Flooring  To see how much it would cost to install electric floor heating in your kitchen or any room in your home, you should explore the Instant Quote Tool. After entering some information about your project, the tool will result in a quote that shows the recommended products along with each cost.  In addition to your free quote, we also suggest that you get a custom installation plan. This plan will detail how the product should be installed, including an electrical plan for your room. To get a custom installation plan, you can submit a floor plan online or contact a WarmlyYours sales representative at or 800-875-5285.

Once you begin installation, if you have any questions, you can feel free to contact our technical support team at 800-875-5285. Our team is available 24/7 to help you with any installation questions you may have whenever you need assistance. WarmlyYours is committed to helping ensure that your project goes smoothly from start to finish.

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