Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms one half of the "Twin Cities" with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it's known for its parks and lakes. The history and economic growth of Minneapolis are tied to water, the city's defining physical characteristic, which was brought to the region during the last ice age ten thousand years ago. Ice blocks deposited in valleys by retreating glaciers created the lakes of Minneapolis.

Another interesting fact is that the twin cities are actually the coldest cities in the continental U.S. with an average winter temperature of just 10 degrees Fahrenheit! January and February are typically the coldest months of the year with temperatures of around 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below being fairly common. With frigid weather like this, radiant floor heating becomes a necessity to beat the winter chill.

Adding Radiant Heat to Your Kitchen

One of the most popular rooms to add radiant floor heat is the kitchen, because it’s where most of the cooking, entertaining and more take place especially in the winter. In this instance (see floor plan), the homeowner selected a 1.5 x 45’ Environ Flex Roll to heat a 114-square-foot kitchen. The heating roll fills 67.5 square feet of available floor space and costs $608, bringing the total cost per square foot to just $9.

Plus, it’s economical to operate. It only costs 34 cents a day to operate the system for eight hours a day based on data from WarmlyYours’ Energy Use Calculator. With WarmlyYours’ Heat Loss Calculator, we can see that for the entire year, the cost is only $141.20 and just $29.56 during the coldest month of the year.

To determine whether the electric floor heating system can be the sole source of heat for the room, the Heat Loss Calculator tool also factors in details such as the desired room temperature, sealing factor, surrounding rooms and insulation. Based on those results, the system can be the primary heat source for this kitchen so additional heating costs will not be necessary, which is an added benefit.

When it comes to radiant heat, it doesn’t end with the floors. WarmlyYours also offers Countertop Heating to take the chill off cold stone and granite counters. The best part is that you can add the heat underneath your existing counters so it’s easy to install without any remodeling.

Getting a Quote

To find out how much it would cost to install electric floor heating in your kitchen, you should visit www.warmlyyours.com and check out the Instant Quote tool. After entering some information about your project, the tool will result in a quote that shows the recommended products and their respective costs.

Once you have your quote, we also suggest that you get a custom installation plan. This plan will detail how the product should be installed, including an electrical layout for your room. To get your custom installation plan, you can submit a floor plan online or contact a sales representative at sales@warmlyyours.com or 800-875-5285.

When you have begun your installation, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our technical support team at 800-875-5285. Our team is available 24/7 to help you with any installation questions that may arise and whenever you need assistance.


Sources:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis

Links:

Instant Quote: www.warmlyyours.com/my_projects/new

Energy Use Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/tools/cost-calculators

Heat Loss Calculator: www.warmlyyours.com/tools/heatloss-calculato...


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