Electric Heating Systems on your Bathroom

If there’s one thing I hate in the morning is stepping  onto ice-cold bathroom tiles that’s why I bought a plastic glass bathroom slippers to help my feet warm every time I went to the bathroom.

I have asked my husband if it is not possible to install heating system in the bathroom to make the temperature warm and then I can just walk barefoot in the morning, he said it is not possible but I have read online radiant-floor heating makes that possible where you can install it in your home with far less trouble and expense than you might expect.

As what I have read an electric radiant system consists of thin heating cables, like the wires in an electric blanket, installed under ceramic tile. Because the cables are so thin they don’t raise the level of the flooring much; this makes them great for remodeling.

They’re installed where warm floors are appreciated: bathrooms, mudrooms, and kitchens. Controlled by their own thermostat, these systems don’t replace your main heating unit — they augment it.

To install an electric radiant floor in an existing room, you’ll need a dedicated 15- to 20-amp GFCI-protected circuit to power the system, and an excuse to lay a new tile floor. If you’re remodeling, it’s a good time to satisfy both requirements.

A bathroom-size warm-floor retrofit will cost $400 to $700 including the cost of the new tile. This system will consume about the same amount of electricity as three 100W lightbulbs.

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