How to Add Radiant Floor Heating to a Bathroom

MAY 15, 2013

Radiant heat is an effective, energy efficient way to heat bathroom floors
and will make the room more comfortable. Radiant heating systems are designed to be installed underneath bathroom floors and provide heat only when needed. While originally designed for use with tile floors exclusively, heating solutions for other types of flooring are now available.


Hydronic systems circulate heated water through coils under the floor to provide heat. This type of radiant heating system is affordable, provides long heat retention and is easy to install. Electric radiant systems heat electric coils inside of tubing under the floor. Electric systems can be more expensive to operate, depending on current energy costs. Air radiant heat is the least energy efficient choice because the amount of heat that can be carried through air is very low


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