Budgeting is never an easy task. It takes true devotion to cut out that daily trip to the coffee shop, lower your cable TV package, and delay your vacation plans in order to save money. But once you've reached your goal, the sacrifices are well worth the reward.
In terms of home remodeling, budgeting can result in a completely redesigned room that looks, feels and functions exactly the way you want. Imagine waking up every day to your dream home. That's priceless!
One of the top features that homeowners want to add to their homes is radiant floor heating. Warm floors add comfort to any room in the home, and they can even help lower your heating bill! Although they are a luxurious upgrade, they don't have to be expensive to install. Simply by cutting out your $5 coffee every morning for about two months, you'll have enough saved to cover an entire average-sized bathroom with TempZone™ floor-heating cable! Cut down on going out for lunch for a month and you'll have enough to invest in a programmable thermostat for your new floor-heating system.
Heating with electric cable
It costs approximately $450 to install TempZone™ Cable and a SmartStat™ programmable thermostat in this 95-square-foot bathroom. The heating element costs $285 for 150 feet of 120-volt cable, and the thermostat costs $169.
To operate the system for four hours a day, it only costs 12 cents a day, according to WarmlyYours' Energy Use Calculator. No need to budget for that!
The cable offers 3 watts per lineal foot and is installed in 3-inch intervals, resulting in 10-12 watts per square foot. In some cases, less wattage may be desired — for instance, if radiant floor heating is only being used as a supplementary heat source. In that case, the cable can be spaced 4 inches apart, resulting in 8-9 watts per square foot.
As can be seen in this floor plan, heated cable has the capability to heat nearly 100 percent of the flooring surface because it is so flexible. The only caveat is that more labor is required to install this system than a cut-and-turn system, like TempZone™ Flex Rolls. Instead of rolling a mat out and cutting the mesh as needed to make turns around the room, TempZone™ Cable is affixed to plastic strips on either end of the room. These strips keep the heating cable secure as it's being installed and as the self-leveling underlayment is applied.
Applicable for installation under tile, stone or hardwood, TempZone™ Cable is the most flexible and affordable floor-warming system in WarmlyYours' portfolio. That means a lot less budgeting to get the dream home you want!
How to get a quote
To get a quote for your own home, check out WarmlyYours' Instant Quote tool. By submitting some information about your project, we can provide you with the recommended products and their cost.
You can also submit your floor plan online or email or fax it to an account manager in order to get a detailed installation plan. This plan will show you exactly how your floor-heating system should be installed.
Plus, if you plan to install the heating system and flooring yourself, we have technical experts available to assist you over the phone at your beckon call. Our experts are available 24/7 at 800-875-5285.
For more information, visit www.warmlyyours.com.
Instant Quote: www.warmlyyours.com/my_projects/new
Energy Use Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/floor-heating/cost-calculator
Heat Loss Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/floor-heating/heatloss-calculator
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