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Old 02-02-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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wanted an opinion on the use of electrical radiant heating.

is it efficient? is it expensive to operate? is it expensive to buy??

I will be renovating a couple of bathrooms and one is on the main floor over a crawl space of a farm house. a very cold room. It is also one of the last heat runs from the furnace and when it comes on, I get cold air for a while until the entire heat duct has warmed up. my thought is, if I could close that off and use the floor heating to make the room comfortable, it would solve the cold problem.

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I know you can buy it but I don't know how much it costs to buy and install. I thought I saw one such display at Home Depot.

It is expensive to run, just like electric baseboard heaters.

It does not heat up particularly fast.

Do not try to cobble together parts not originally intended for radiant heating; that could cause a fire hazard.

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Radiant heating is not designed to HEAT a room. Its a luxury to keep your toes warm........

It is relatively expensive (about 200 bucks for 10 sq feet) and uses about 2 amps per 10 sq feet.............
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I've installed it many times. More and more people are installing it. Yes it does cost alot to buy but it is very efficient and IT IS cheaper to run than electric baseboard heat.
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I've installed it many times. More and more people are installing it. Yes it does cost alot to buy but it is very efficient and IT IS cheaper to run than electric baseboard heat.
would you have an estimated $/sqft?? and what is your opinion on operating costs?? is it worth it?? is it only a complimentary heating product, or would it work to keep a cold bathroom (with the door open) up to temp??

as I mentioned, I am planning a reno in a bathroom in an old farm house that the the crawl space below makes the tile floor real cold.

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Allan,

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..........he doesn't know you.....that was an attempt at an edit......
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..........he doesn't know you.....that was an attempt at an edit......
yes, I found that out from him later in a PM.

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