One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub, as well as a center for education and culture. Although the cost of living is one of the highest in the country, Boston remains high on world livability rankings.
Boston's coastal location on the North Atlantic moderates its temperature, but makes the city very prone to Nor'easter weather systems that can produce much snow and rain. The city averages 43.8 inches of precipitation a year, with 43.8 inches of snowfall per season. With those variable winter weather patterns, warming up those cold floors in your home becomes more of a priority. Underfloor heating can take the chill off cold ceramic tile, natural stone, laminate, floating wood, hardwood, and other popular flooring types.
How Radiant Floor Heating Makes a Boston Bathroom More Livable
Adding floor heating to a large master bathroom was essential for these Boston homeowners who wanted to bring additional warmth and luxury to their lives. So they chose to warm up the elegant but cold tile in their newly remodeled bathroom by installing a 1.5- by 43-foot TempZone™ Flex Roll in their 93-square-foot bathroom for $645.00 at a cost of $10.00 per square foot (see floor plan).
In addition to the affordable cost of materials, check out the low operating cost. WarmlyYours’s Operating Cost Calculator shows it only costs 27 cents a day to heat this bathroom for four hours and according to our Heat Loss Calculator, it costs $82.64 to heat the bathroom during the coldest month of the year. 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.
When choosing a control for your system, consider our new nSpiration series of thermostats. All of the programmable models allow the user to customize their comfort. The nSpire Touch is one of the most popular thermostats with a 3.5” color touch screen that is programmable up to seven days. It allows you maximum control over the floor temperature with 4 programmable events for each day of the week, which is ideal for households where there will be frequent adjustments to the temperature or thermostat’s schedule.
Value Added Features Turn an Ordinary Bathroom into a Home Spa
To add even more comfort and value to a bathroom, homeowners can install heated shower floors and a heated shower bench in their walk-in shower. These heating elements start as low as $51 for a small bench mat and as high as $256 for a large shower mat. All of the shower floor mats feature a hole in the center to accommodate the drain, so installation is a breeze.
Additionally, a mirror defogger that prevents fog from forming on your bathroom mirror adds luxury to any bathroom. You can buy a mirror defogger that adheres to the back of any wall-hung mirror for as little as $59 for a small mirror and for a maximum of $109 for a large mirror. The opportunities for adding value to your bathroom are limitless! Towel warmers are also one of the top upgrades to add value and luxury to a bathroom. These functional accessories are available in hardwired or plug-in models in a variety of finishes and styles.
It’s Fast and Easy to Get a Free Quote
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' Instant Quote tool online. This tool will select the product you need and give you 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 plan. This plan shows you exactly where the electric floor heating will be located and how it will be laid out for optimal functionality.
Of course, if you have any questions, just call us at (800) 875-5285 and one of our friendly, knowledgeable account managers will be happy to assist you. And when you are ready to install the product, our 24/7 technical support experts are there to guide you every step of the way.
For more information, please visit www.warmlyyours.com.