Electric floor heating is used as an effective and energy efficient way to provide heat for many of the most used rooms in a home.
Radiant floor heating systems are commonly installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms but can also be used to provide extra warmth for hard to heat rooms like the basement. Electric floor heating is easy to install and there are options for every floor type including tile, LV, nailed hardwood, and floating laminate, just to name a few.
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The answer is yes, floor warming is a very efficient way to provide heat. Electric underfloor heating cables use electrical resistance to generate heat that is then radiated to the solid objects in a room. This means much less wasted energy than in other forms of heating like forced air, because the solid objects heated by a radiant source will retain their energy longer than hot air will.
However, while a radiant heat system is very cost effective, it still uses electricity. The operating cost for your radiant heating system will depend on a few things like the size of your system, the temperature you're trying to achieve, and the cost of electricity in your area.
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These systems work by having an electric heating cable installed underneath the flooring (embedded or floating, depending on the system and floor type), which is then wired to a special thermostat (either one specifically designed for floor heating, like a WarmlyYours’ nSpiration Series control, or a third-party thermostat). When turned on, the heating cable emits heat upward through the flooring which is then radiated throughout the room, heating all solid surfaces.
Yes. While there are some systems that can be installed beneath floor joists, most radiant heating systems will need to be installed beneath the floor itself. This is why the best time to install floor heating is during a remodel or as a part of a new construction, when a floor is being installed anyways.
If you're interested in alternative radiant heating methods, check out our Radiant Panels, which are wall-mounted and use infrared technology to provide supplemental heating.
Yes, in most cases, a floor heating system can be effective as a primary heat source. However, our TempZone™ and Environ™ systems are most commonly used as a secondary heat source, providing floor-to-ceiling radiant heat to any room in your home where you desire more warmth and comfort. Learn more about this topic in this post.
At WarmlyYours, we offer a heating system for practically every flooring type. Our TempZone™ product line is most commonly installed under tile, stone, and marble flooring, but can also be installed under many other popular floor covering options such as hardwood, vinyl and linoleum. We also have our Environ system, which is an electric floor heating product as well and is specially designed for installation under carpet (in the U.S. only), laminate and floating wood. We also have our Slab Heating product line, which is embedded within finished concrete floors.
The temperature of your floor can range anywhere between 75°F to 95°F. The floor's actual temperature will depend on a number of factors including the amount of heat loss that the room experiences as well as the room’s configuration. WarmlyYours floor heating thermostats come with floor sensors which will allow you to monitor and control your system based on the floor temperature.
Electric floor heating is more energy efficient, less prone to spreading dust and allergens, and easier to control from room to room. Air-based heating systems can be used for both heating and cooling and requires regular maintenance.
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The TempZone™ twin conductor cable present in our TempZone™ products is comprised of a double-insulated, coaxial heating cable. The total thickness of the system can be between ⅛” and 5/32” thick and it's typically embedded in about 3/8” of thinset or self-leveling cement, so it will not noticeably affect the height of your installed flooring. For Environ and Slab Heating systems, the height increase will be even less noticeable.
Our floor heating systems have withstood rigorous safety testing and earned the UL (or CSA) listing for the United States and Canada. They produce much less EMF than common household appliances like your TV or vacuum cleaner. The EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) tests all electrical devices and publishes the data. Many common household appliances are tested at a distance of 6 inches. The test results indicate that on average, the EMF emitted for the following appliances, measured in Milligauss (mG) units, is:
Vacuum Cleaner: 300 mG
Microwave: 200 mG
Portable Heater: 100 mG
Dishwasher: 20 mG
Washing Machine: 20 mG
WarmlyYours TempZone™ (Twin): 1.8 mG
Hydronic systems operate by using heated water pumped through tubing beneath the floor. Electric underfloor heating works with heated cables beneath the floor. Typically, hydronic systems are a good choice for new construction projects and electric systems are better for remodels or single rooms. This is because the high installation costs of hydronic systems (boilers, pumps, etc.) makes them cost-prohibitive for projects like a bathroom or kitchen.
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Stop installation, box out a 3”×3” area surrounding the damaged area and call tech support at (800) 875-5285.
WarmlyYours has an open return policy which means there are no time limits and no restocking fees. If we still sell the product and it’s in resalable condition, you may return it at any time—even years later. We know that life doesn’t always run according to an ideal schedule, and at WarmlyYours, you come first.
The type of floor you want to heat will have a huge impact on the heating system that our team of engineers will quote you in your free, custom SmartPlan. This is because every floor is made of different materials and has unique construction methods. For example, tile floors need to be paired with a heating system that is embedded in the same thinset or self-leveling cement that adheres the tile to the subfloor. On the other hand, floating wood floors require an adhesive-free mat that is designed for that application. With our expansive product portfolio and our decades of experience in the industry, we’ll be able to identify the right heated flooring system for your project.
Some quick facts about floor heating, flooring types, and rooms:
Find the ideal solution to warm tile or stone floors with electric in-floor heating. Experience the combination of beauty and luxury with heated tile floors. Our TempZone systems are available in several configurations including cable, roll, and heated floor mat. Learn More About Heated Tile, Stone, Marble & Hardwood Floors
Heating beneath carpet provides added warmth under your feet. Wood floors maintain a cold surface to the touch - with electric floor warming systems, the surface and room can be heated to an ideal temperature. Learn More About Heated Carpet, Laminate & Floating Hardwood Floors
Concrete heat adds function to beautifully polished and decorative concrete floors. Perfect for large lower-level rooms or basements that are almost uninhabitable during winter months. Learn More About Heated Concrete Floors
For nearly 20 years, WarmlyYours has been at the forefront of the heated flooring industry. In that time, we've developed both an exceptional offering of products and unparalleled customer support. We stand behind our products with our unbeatable No Nonsense Warranty™ and because we test every electric floor heating mat, roll, and cable before it leaves the factory. And more importantly, we stand behind our customers with our 24/7 Technical Support team and our free custom floor heating design services to make sure that customers purchase the heating system that best meets their project requirements.
We take pride in providing both exceptional service and great products. But don't just take our word for it, check out what some of our customers have had to say.
The product is as advertised. We are 1 year in and could not be happier. The install was not difficult, and it is a dream in the winter. We keep the temp around 75 you don't need 80 and it is heaven to walk into the bathroom (Ok, we keep the house at 68 in the winter). I ended up installing the flex roll and then putting leveler mud on top and then tiled. Just perfect!
The warm floor in the morning is everything we hoped it would be. It makes walking on the ceramic tile so nice. The thermostat works so easily. Programmed when we are gone and warms it up before sleep and early morning. We love it.
TempZone cable is an excellent, durable heating cable, possibly the stoutest I've worked with. I was amazed at the level of detail applied in an architectural drawing, available as a free service, by the Tech Department. The cable was well packaged, and shipped a day sooner than expected. I also received follow up service after the install by my representative.
Great product. I am now a fan of radiant flooring. We used this for a room on the bottom floor of our 3 story town-home which used to be 10 degrees or so colder then the upper levels. This product is a great energy efficient way to keep a room at the desired temperature. Fairly easy to install and setup. Installation videos were helpful.
Very easy to DYI. The instructions and the videos on the website were extremely helpful. The product works great. Nice even heat distribution. I keep the floor temp same as room temp. Big difference in comfort level. Good stuff!