Whether you’re starting a radiant floor heating project for the first time or the 100th time, the online tools you need are the same. First and foremost, you need to know what product to buy and how much it will cost. Then, you need to determine whether the floor-heating system will be your primary or supplemental heating source. And finally, you’ll want to get an idea of how much the system will cost to operate once the project is complete. To answer all of these questions, WarmlyYours Radiant Heating developed its Instant Quote tool, Heat Loss Calculator and Operating Cost Calculator.

Instant Quote product choices
For a 50-square-foot bathroom with 35 square feet of
heated space, these are the product options available.

Instant Quote tool

Every radiant heating project starts with the Instant Quote tool. The tool is intuitively designed to tell you the products that will work for your project, how much they cost, and the differences between them in order to make it easy to choose the option with which you’re most comfortable. For a floor-heating project, you’ll need to provide the following details: the room type, zip code, subfloor material, floor material, system voltage and square footage. As a result, you will instantly receive a quote with the various options available to you. The quote will provide the cost of the product, its room coverage, the level of ease for installation, and even brief installation videos so you can see for yourself how it works. The tool will also walk you through the available thermostat options and the differences between them. Plus, it gives you to ability to add accessories like a Circuit Check and installation tools, if you need them.

Heat Loss Calculator

If you want to find out if you can use a floor-heating system as your primary source of heat in a room, you’ll need to use WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator.

Hypothetical Heat Loss Calculator report
In addition to determining if a floor-heating system can be the
room's primary heat source, the Heat Loss Calculator provides
the average cost of heat during the coldest month of the year.

This tool calculates factors like climate, insulation and heat sinks (like fireplaces and old windows), which all play a role in determining if the room is suitable for radiant floor heating as a primary heat source. If there are too many opportunities for heat loss, the calculator will indicate that your room is ideally suited for a supplementary floor-heating system.

Whether your room is suited for primary or supplementary floor heating, the product you buy will remain the same. This tool simply offers a baseline to ensure your room is as warm as you expect it to be.

Operating Cost Calculator

Operating Cost Calculator example
In this example, a TempZone floor-heating system that runs
for 8 hours a day costs less than a quarter a day to operate.

Once you’ve chosen a system and determined how you’ll be using it, you probably want to know how much it will cost to operate. The Operating Cost Calculator is a straight-forward tool that requests the product type, room size, local energy rate and daily usage in order to calculate the daily, monthly and annual operating cost of the system.

With these tools at your fingertips, you can ensure there are no surprises before, during or after your electric floor-heating project. To get started, visit www.warmlyyours.com and click on the Tools tab. 

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