Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon and is known for its eco-friendliness. Often awarded "Greenest City in America" and "most green cities" designations, Popular Science awarded Portland the title of the Greenest City in America in 2008, and Grist magazine listed it in 2007 as the second greenest city in the world.
While Portland’s climate is marked by warm, dry summers and chilly, rainy winters, data from currentresults.com reveals the temperatures may fall below freezing about 8 times a month in December and January. While that doesn’t sound like a lot compared to other colder climates, its proximity to the Pacific coast makes Portland very damp and that can feel much colder than the temperature might indicate. To make matters worse, indoor tile and stone floors, by their very nature, feel cold underfoot. But here’s an effective way to warm them up. Radiant floor heating is the perfect solution to take the chill off those inhospitable floors.
It’s Easy to Integrate Radiant Heating into your Bathroom
These Portland homeowners found that adding radiant electric heat to their guest bathroom was both very affordable and a great way for them to bring floor heating’s welcoming warmth and comfort to their visiting friends and family. To incorporate in-floor heating, they installed a 1.5- by 38-foot TempZone™ Flex Roll in their 64-square-foot bathroom for $598.50 at a cost of just $10.50 per square foot (see floor plan).
In addition to the reasonable cost of materials, it’s a good idea to calculate the operating cost as well. WarmlyYours’ Operating Cost Calculator shows it only costs 15 cents per day to heat this bathroom for four hours a day and according to our Heat Loss Calculations, it only costs $24.05 to heat the bathroom during January, the coldest month of the year. Plus, the annual operating cost for the heated floor is $118.10 — a very economical way to add the comfort and luxury of a radiantly warm bathroom with soothing warm floors to upgrade their home.
Let’s Match a Floor Heating Control to Your Lifestyle
WarmlyYours offers a full range of controls with the newly introduced nSpiration Series of Thermostats. There are a wide variety of options; from the nSpire Touch WiFi thermostat that is fully programmable with WiFi enabled remote control to the nHance thermostat that is reasonably priced and features an easy to read backlit display.
In this case the homeowners wanted flexibility with several daily programmable options and the ability to adjust the schedule. The nSpire Touch fit their requirements perfectly with its 3.5” Touchscreen and 4 programmable events for each day of the week among other features.
Want a Quote for Any Room? The Instant Quote Tool Can Help.
It’s very easy to get a quote for your own bathroom, or any room in your home, with our online Instant Quote tool. Just enter your project information to get the recommended products along with the corresponding cost. If you prefer the personal touch, just call (800) 875-5285 and one of our account managers will be happy to help.
To obtain a custom installation plan for your room, you can also submit a floor plan online or send it to your account manager via email (email@example.com) or fax (800-408-1100). Getting a SmartPlan™ installation plan ensures you have all the relevant information you need to get your project smoothly under way.
If you are a DIYer and will be installing the system yourself, we’ve got you covered too. We provide 24/7 installation support to guide you through each step of the installation process. Our technical experts are available day or night, weekday or weekend, for your convenience at 800-875-5285. You can be confident that WarmlyYours will be there for you whenever you need us.