Re: Radiant floor heat in remodeled bathroom
The electric in-floor radiant heat will be more efficient than electric baseboard since they will heat a large rading area. However , they are electric , so you will be expecting some increase in your electric bill.
Originally Posted by kolega7
They are generally used in retro fit applications as a supplement heat source rather than a main heat source. Not to say they can't be used a the main heat source but you will need to ensure a well insulated space ( if any walls / ceiling are exterior ).
The thing to remember with any type of radiant heat is they have a slow recovery time --- meaning it's takes longer for them to come up to temperature since the system heats the floor first , then objects , and subsequently the air.
Unless your space is well insulated you may find on those bitter cold winter mornings there is still a bit of chill in the air while you are in the shower.
Also, there is a temperature sensor located in the floor which is actually the sensor for the thermostat --- unlike a regular air based thermostat -- so the in-floor heat will not necessarily be on all the time but may be on & off frequently.
To be honest many folks put in the electric in-floor heat systems as a luxury supplement heat -- but it does feel good stepping onto a warm tiled bathroom floor on those cold bitter winter mornings.
I assume you currently have hot water baseboard heat. Have you considered decorative wall mount heat panels instaed ?
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