You wake up on a frigid winter morning and slowly make your way into the bathroom. If you are still half asleep, you’ll get a rude awakening when you step onto that cold bathroom floor. One solution to that issue is to install radiant heat in the floor of your bathroom. While radiant heat could be installed anywhere, the bathroom is a particularly popular space.

Why Radiant Floor Heating?

There are numerous reasons to install radiant floor heating.

  1. Obviously, it keeps your feet warm.
  2. You can regulate the temperature with a separate programmable thermostat that can be accessed via Wi-Fi.
  3. With that separate thermostat, you don’t need to turn your main thermostat up to keep the floor warm. This can save up to 15% on your heating bills.
  4. There is little or no maintenance.
  5. Radiant floor heating can last as long as 30 years.
  6. It can be installed under any type of hard floor, including laminate, tile, wood, and stone. It can also be installed under carpeting, but it’s best with thin carpeting with dense padding. 
  7. It is easy for a contractor to install.
  8. If you heat your home with radiators, you will not need one in a room with radiant floor heating, freeing up space and removing the risk of people burning or cutting themselves.

Types of Radiant Heat

There are three types of radiant floor heating systems. However, we will not discuss air-heated systems because these systems are very inefficient. That leaves electric radiant heating systems and hydronic (hot water) heating systems.

Installing Radiant Floor Heating Systems

There are two types of floor installations:

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Ravinia Plumbing can help you select and then install a radiant floor heating system in your home. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.