Winters are often cold and snowy in New York particularly just above the New York City and Long Island areas. While heavy lake-effect snow is common in both western and central New York in the wintertime, the Great Lakes region of the state receives the highest annual rain and snow amounts. In addition to the snowfall, temperatures average below freezing during January and February in much of New York.
With those challenging wintry conditions, it can be difficult to stay warm. However there's a way you can meet that New York winter challenge easily with both indoor and outdoor electric radiant solutions. Outdoor snow melting systems make driveways and walkways easy to navigate safely. While inside an underfloor heating system in any room can add affordable comfort and luxury to your everyday life.
In the state of New York, floor heating rolls or mats will cost between $10 and $12 per sq. ft. An entire electric floor heating system for a typical tile bathroom in New York state can be purchased for under $600. A heating system for a typical kitchen can cost less than $1,000. The operating cost for underfloor warming in New York will be about $0.03 per hour.
Below are several examples of different rooms and the costs for adding radiant floor heating to each, with contrasting flooring types. It’s also worth checking out another blog on how much radiant heating costs in a NYC kitchen to get an additional perspective on the effectiveness of underfloor heating when added to one of the most used rooms in the home.
Create an In-Home Spa with Radiant Heat in Your Bathroom Remodel
Adding floor heating to a large master bathroom was essential for these Albany homeowners who wanted to bring additional warmth and luxury to their routine.
Only 47 Cents a Day Warms This Cold Bathroom Tile
So they chose to warm up the elegant but cold tile in their newly remodeled bathroom by installing a 1.5- by 66-foot TempZone™ Flex Roll in their 123 sq. ft. bathroom for $940.00 at a cost of $9.49 per square foot.
In addition to the affordable cost of materials, the operating cost was also low. Based on WarmlyYours’s Operating Cost Calculator it only costs 47 cents a day to heat this bathroom for four hours. Overall, it’s a very economical way to add the comfort and luxury of a radiantly heated bathroom with soothing warm floors while upgrading your home at the same time.
You’ll be amazed at the benefits a spa bathroom brings. When remodeling your bathroom, consider adding a towel warmer, LED Mirror or mirror defogger to create your own in-home spa. There are even shower floor and bench heating systems to complete the effect.
Calculating Costs for Adding Radiant Floor Heating to a New York Kitchen
As their kitchen was one of the most used rooms in their home, these New York homeowners knew it made sense to add electric in-floor heating when planning their kitchen remodeling project.
In-floor Heating Under Laminate Costs Less than $10.00 per Sq. Ft.
To warm up their new stylish but cold laminate flooring they chose to install an Environ Flex Roll floor heating system in the 123 sq. ft. space (94.5 sq. ft. heated area) for $865.00 at a cost of $9.15 per sq. ft. There were two rolls specified, one 1’6” x 45’ and one 1’6” x 18’. Each Flex Roll consists of an insulated heating cable sandwiched between two layers of reinforced, durable aluminum foil that radiates 12 watts per sq. ft.
It’s advisable to also factor in the cost for operating the system when considering your budget. WarmlyYours has these useful online tools to help you do just that. Based on WarmlyYours’s Operating Cost Calculator it costs just 60 cents to heat this kitchen for eight hours a day. An added bonus is that this system can be a primary heat source for the room without incurring additional heating bills.
Radiant Heat as a Primary Heat Source Saves on Energy Costs
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.
Floor Heating Can be a Primary Heat Source as Shown in this Heat Loss Graph
In 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 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 to see for yourself.
Underfloor Heat Makes A Home Office Both Cozy and Functional
In this case the homeowner worked remotely from his Syracuse, NY home, so he wanted to warm up his office to make it a more comfortable working environment. He decided to replace his office floors with hardwood and add electric floor heating underneath.
What’s the Cost of Floor Heating?
The homeowner purchased a 1.5- by 43-foot TempZone Flex Roll for the 70-sq. ft. office. The actual heated area is 64.5 sq. ft. and the Flex Roll cost $645, which equates to $10 per sq. ft. Because the heating cable is embedded in mesh in a serpentine design, the roll was easy to cut and turn for layout. It even accommodated the space under the built-in desk! As a result, the system radiates 15 watts per sq. ft., which is the highest watt density allowed by the National Electric Code. This means the floors heat up faster and get hotter than in-floor heating systems with a lower wattage. The floor-heating system is also very inexpensive to operate. It only costs 43 cents a day to heat these office floors for eight hours a day, according to WarmlyYours’ Operating Cost Calculator.
Radiant Heat: Perfect Solution to Warm Up Cold Stone Flooring in this Living Room
These Buffalo, NY homeowners wanted to remodel their living room and they knew they needed to warm up their elegant new stone flooring to make it more livable and cozy for entertaining family and guests.
Underfloor Heating Costs Less than $5.00 per Sq. Ft.
They chose a TempZone Cable underfloor heating system that cost approximately $840.00 for the 168.7 sq. ft. heated area or just under $5.00 per sq. ft. To heat this living room for eight hours a day, it costs about $1.35 per day, according to WarmlyYours' Operating Cost Calculator.
A Wide Variety of Floor Heating Controls and Costs to Suit Any Budget
The nSpiration series of thermostats from WarmlyYours was created to let you customize your comfort; each control tailored to meet a specific need. From programmable models to controls that will allow you to easily monitor and manage your home comfort remotely from any device, all of our controls are designed to help you get the most out of your floor heating system. For large applications, or additional areas, you may have to pair your nSpiration Series thermostat with the nJoin power module. For more information, please check out the thermostat page on our website.
Use Our Operating Cost Calculator To Get Costs To Run Your In-floor Heating System
Once you’ve selected a floor heating system and decided how you’ll use it, it’s a good time to find out how much it will cost to operate. The Operating Cost Calculator is a useful online tool that will ask basic project questions such as product type, room size, local energy rate and daily usage in order to calculate the daily, monthly and annual operating cost of your system. It’s easy to use. To get started, check it out here.
Radiant Heat Cost Calculator, SmartPlan and Other Online Tools Make Project Planning Easy
WarmlyYours has developed several user friendly online tools to simplify project planning and streamline the order process. To find out how much it would cost to add in-floor heating to your bathroom — or any other room in your home — check out WarmlyYours' Radiant Heat Cost Calculator tool online. This tool will help you select the product you need along with the cost. It also allows you to upload a drawing or image of your room's floor plan so that our sales team can provide you with a free customized installation SmartPlan.
24/7 Technical Support
Having this plan makes installation easier for you while giving our technical team more information to help you through your install if you have questions. The plan shows you exactly where the electric floor heating will be located and how it will be laid out for optimal functionality. And to ensure your project goes smoothly, our technical support experts are available 24/7 at 800-875-5285.
For more information about radiant heating and how it can transform your living space, visit us at WarmlyYours.