Washington DC Skyline-Capital BuildingThe U.S. capital, Washington, DC, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. The city is well known for its imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the historic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: The Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also famous for its museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

The typical DC winter season is chilly with annual snowfall averaging 15.5 inches (39 cm) but the occasional Nor’easter can deliver larger amounts of snowfall. Washington DC temperatures average around 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3.3 degrees Celsius) from mid-December to mid-February. Want a great way to warm up your environment during those cold, snowy DC winters? Try adding electric radiant floor heating to your next bathroom remodel.

The Spa Bathroom Effect with Radiant Heat

For these Washington DC homeowners, adding radiant floor heat to their master bathroom was an affordable and efficient way for them to bring the relaxing warmth and comfort of floor heating to their daily lives. To warm their cold tile floors, they installed TempZone™ floor heating cable in their 56-square-foot bathroom for $424.00 at a cost of $13.25 per square foot. They also chose to add the Prodeso membrane underlayment (54 sq. ft. for $159.00, inclusive in the cost above) as it ensures water proofing and crack suppression for their beautiful tile flooring (see floor plan).

Bathroom floorplan with TempZone™ radiant heating cable system

Now that you know the reasonable cost of materials, see how affordable the operating cost is. Based on WarmlyYours’s Energy Use Calculator, it only costs 11 cents a day to heat this bathroom for four hours and according to our Heat Loss Calculations, it costs approximately $30.00 to heat the bathroom during the coldest month of the year. Better yet, annually the operating cost is just $130.00. 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.

While remodeling your bathroom go one step further and create your own in-home spa with the simple addition of a towel warmer or mirror defogger. To complete the effect, there are shower floor and bench mat heating systems. Your comfort is worth the small additional cost.

Can Radiant Heat be a Primary Heat Source? Let’s Find Out.

The WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator just needs a few details about your desired room temperature, including how well your room is sealed, and other parameters to determine how much heat is being lost. Then it calculates whether or not radiant floor heat can be your primary heat source.

Heat Loss Calculation Graph-Bathroom

In this case, the bathroom is located above a basement and the ceilings in the room are 9 feet. 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; an added value as it translates to substantial cost and energy savings. If the room contained significant heat loss indicators, radiant floor heat would be recommended as a supplementary heat source instead. Check out WarmlyYours’s Heat Loss Calculator for yourself to see if radiant heat can be your room’s primary heat source. 

Free Instant Quote Tool: Fast and Easy-to-use

Bathroom Bath Tub Lifestyle Stock PhotoWarmlyYours makes it easy to get a quote for your bathroom, or any room in your home, with our online Instant Quote Tool. Simply enter your project information to receive a side-by-side comparison of the recommended products including the cost. For more information explore the Instant Quote Tool for yourself. 

WarmlyYours is committed to helping you start smart. You can begin by requesting a free custom installation plan for your room. Just submit a floor plan online or send it to your account manager via email (sales@warmlyyours.com) or fax (800-408-1100). By getting a SmartPlan™ installation plan, it ensures that you have all the necessary information to get your project smoothly underway. 

Questions? It’s easy for you to reach us. 1) Call us at 800-875-5285, 2) live chat us at www.warmlyyours.com, or 3) email us - sales@warmlyyours.com. Last but not least, when you are ready to install the product, our technical support experts are available to guide you every step of the way, 24/7 whenever you need assistance.

For more information, visit www.warmlyyours.com.