Seattle skyline with space needle in the foreground

Seattle is the largest city in both the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America and, as of July 2013, is the fastest-growing major city in the United States according to Wikipedia.org. Located between the saltwater Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) to the west and Lake Washington to the east, Seattle may be best known for it’s landmark Space Needle and for its rainy climate.

Seattle's climate is usually described as oceanic or temperate marine, with cool, wet winters. And even though the winter season brings temperatures on average of 37 degrees Fahrenheit based on CurrentResults.com it’s the damp cold that makes radiant floor heating a perfect solution to warm up that cold tile or stone flooring.

With a median home value index of $352,100, according to Zillow.com, it’s a seller’s market in Seattle. Furthermore, statistics show that homebuyers typically undertake remodeling projects upon moving in, and radiant heating ranks top among those home improvements.

Adding bathroom floor heating

In this case, adding radiant electric heat to a mid-size Seattle bathroom was very affordable and a great way for the new homeowner to bring additional warmth and comfort to their morning routine. This Seattle homeowner installed a 1.5- by 33-foot TempZone™ Flex Roll in their 79-square-foot bathroom for $544.50 at a cost of just $10.89 per square foot (see floor plan). And with 15 watts per square foot of radiant heat (the highest allowed by the National Electric Code), it can be a primary heat source for this bathroom.

Radiant heating floorplan for Seattle bathroom

In addition to the low cost of the materials, the operating cost should also be factored into the project. It only costs 12 cents per day to heat this bathroom for four hours a day, according to WarmlyYours’ Energy Use Calculator. And beyond that, it only costs $18.89 to heat the bathroom during January, the coldest month of the year, based on WarmlyYours’ heat loss calculations. Best of all, the annual operating cost for the radiant heated floor is $109.10 — a small price to pay for the comfort and luxury of a warm bathroom.

How to get a quote

Radiant heating warms up the cold tile in this Seattle bathroom

To get a quote for your own room online, you can easily do so with our online Instant Quote tool. Simply enter your project information and you will receive the recommended products along with their cost.

To obtain a custom installation plan for your room, you can also 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, you will ensure you have all the relevant information you need to get your project under way. WarmlyYours wants to help you start smart!

If you are a DIYer and will be installing the system yourself, we’ve got you covered too! We offer 24/7 installation support to guide you through each step of the process. Our technical experts are available day or night for your convenience at 800-875-5285. WarmlyYours is there for you whenever you need us.


Sources:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle

www.currentresults.com/Weather/Washington/P...

www.zillow.com/seattle-metro-wa_r395078/hom...


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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