"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
Originated by President Harry Truman, the phrase means that if the pressure is too much, you should take yourself out of the situation.
However, if the floors in a kitchen are literally heated, this phrase takes on a whole new meaning.
Heated kitchen floors are a luxury that will do anything but get someone to leave the kitchen. In fact, family and friends will find the room so comforting that you'll probably find everyone gathering in the kitchen while entertaining.
The question is: How much does it cost to install electric heated floors in an average-size kitchen? The answer? Less than you might imagine!
For less than the cost of your refrigerator, you can purchase a floor-heating system and programmable thermostat to bring comforting heat to your kitchen.
In this instance, a homeowner installed 99 square feet of floor heating in a 146-square-foot kitchen, which includes permanent fixtures such as cabinets and an island (see floor plan). A single 1.5- by 66-foot TempZone™ Flex Roll cost $940 and was cut and turned to heat nearly every inch of flooring. That equates to about $9.50 per square foot! A programmable thermostat added $169 to the price, bringing the total to $1,109.
But what's even more surprising is the cost of operating the system. To run the floor-heating system for eight hours a day, it costs an average of 52 cents a day, according to WarmlyYours' Energy Use Calculator. That adds up to an average cost of only $15.60 per month!
To take this kitchen to the next level, countertop heating is a luxurious option that will never leave your hands and arms cold again. Just imagine the next time you are enjoying a cup of coffee with your family or friends how nice it will be not to feel that sharp contrast of cold granite or tile under your arms. It adds that extra coziness to your kitchen.
Installing countertop heating in a kitchen starts at $499. Our FeelsWarm® standard countertop heater includes an ultra-low-profile heating mat, programmable control and power supply. These heaters are available in popular sizes as well as custom sizes to fit your exact countertop measurements. Both options offer a low operating cost of about 10 cents per day to run 24/7. Plus, they conveniently plug into a standard outlet, their temperature is adjustable, and they're virtually invisible because they install under your existing countertop!
To find out how much it would cost to add in-floor heating to your kitchen — or any other room in your home — check out WarmlyYours' Instant Quote tool online. This tool will direct you to the product you need, and it will tell you how much it will cost. It also gives you the option to upload a drawing or image of your room's floor plan so that our sales team can provide you with a customized installation plan. This plan shows you exactly where the electric floor heating will be located and how it will be laid out for optimal functionality.
To determine how much it would cost to add countertop heating to your room, click here to peruse our various options.
Of course, if you prefer to talk to a "human," just call us at (800) 875-5285 and our friendly, knowledgeable account managers will be happy to assist you. And when you are ready to install the product, we have 24/7 technical support to guide you every step of the way.
For more information, please visit www.warmlyyours.com.
*FeelsWarm® technology is a registered trademark of Heated Stone Products, patent pending.
Instant Quote: www.warmlyyours.com/my_projects/new
Energy Use Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/floor-heating/cost-calculator
Heat Loss Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/floor-heating/heatloss-calculator
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