New York City’s five boroughs are situated where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan is at the heart of these, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its landmark sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, along with Times Square and sprawling Central Park. 

New York City Skyline from Distance

Although the city offers many cultural advantages, the winters can be challenging. Based on data from, temperatures that drop below freezing are common in New York throughout winter. NYC has a few nights a year when the thermometer sinks to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower usually in January and February. For an average of 18 days a year, the city's highest temperature doesn’t get above freezing. That’s when radiant floor heating can bring welcome relief to combat the chill of cold flooring in your home.

Warming Up a Kitchen Floor in the Big Apple

These NYC homeowners chose to upgrade their kitchen with beautiful tile flooring. At the same time, they decided it was important to include in-floor heating in the remodeling project to modernize their home and appeal to potential homebuyers should they decide to sell. As a result, these homeowners will be able to enjoy the benefits of their newly remodeled warm kitchen with the knowledge that it will also help boost their home’s resale value.

After carefully considering their options, they purchased a WarmlyYours TempZone™ flex roll floor heating system to bring additional warmth to their elegant but cold new kitchen tile flooring. The floor heating covers just over 118 square feet of floor space costing a total of $1174.50, which amounts to less than $10.00 per square foot. (see floor plan)

Kitchen Floorplan with Radiant HeatIn addition to the material cost, it’s also advisable to determine the operating cost when preparing the budget for your project. WarmlyYours’ Operating Cost Calculator factors in the average kWh cost in NYC of just under 19 cents resulting in a daily cost of $1.18 to heat this kitchen for eight hours a day, a very reasonable price to pay for the comfort of a warm and cozy kitchen. An added benefit is that it costs under $50.00 to heat the kitchen during the coldest month of the year, based on WarmlyYours’s heat loss calculations. If radiant heat can be the primary heat source, you can save even further.

Radiant Heat as the Primary Heat Source? Here’s how to find out.

It’s easy. WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator will ask about your desired room temperature, how well your room is sealed, and other particulars to see how much heat is being lost. After some quick calculations, you’ll find out if radiant floor heat can be your primary heat source.

Heat Loss Calculation Graph-NYC Kitchen In the case of this kitchen, it contained 9 foot ceilings and was located above a heated room. Based on 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 which is a considerable cost and energy savings. Curious about whether radiant heat can be your room’s primary heat source? Just check out our radiant  Heat Loss Calculator yourself! 

Free Online Tools Simplify Project Planning

Kitchen Tile Floor Stock ImageFinding out the cost to add in-floor heating to any room in your home is easy with our Radiant Heat Cost Calculator. Simply fill in some information about your project, the tool will provide a side-by-side comparison of the recommended products for your room with the cost of each.

You can also upload a floor plan of your room to get a free SmartPlan™. This gives you more in-depth detail than a Radiant Heat Cost Calculator because it shows exactly how the floor-heating system should be laid out including the electrical plan. This SmartPlan™ makes installation easier by helping our expert technical staff guide you through the complete installation process. 

Questions? There are a few easy ways for you to reach us. 1) Simply call us at 800-875-5285, 2) live chat us at, or 3) email us

Lastly but most importantly, when you are ready to install your product, our 24/7 technical support experts will be available to guide you every step of the way, whenever you need assistance. For more information, visit us at

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