Home, Residential, electrical services
Written by Larry Cook

Keep Your Floor Warm

One effective way to stay warm in the winter is to have an electric in-floor heating system that keeps your entire home warm and comfortable. Normally this feature adds very little if any to your electric bill.

Electric floor heating systems are available for a variety of floor surfaces, including tile, stone, carpet and hardwood. Any room in the home can utilize these heating systems, providing comfort wherever you are. You will have control over you in-floor heating systems, through a variety of controls, underlayment sheets, and accessories.

Thermostats will be installed to allow you to control the temperature and schedule turn-on times. You can choose from additional accessories to further optimize your heating systems that add more comfort to your home. You can choose from many programmable options that are controlled remotely from your phone or other device. This helps you monitor the temperature where ever you are away from home. .

Depending on the floor type and the shape and size of a room’s layout, the size and placement of heating mats will differ. With the installation of heated flooring, your home’s floors will remain consistently comfortable each day and night.

Electric floor heating systems for tile and stone floors are very popular.  The contrast of stone and tile that are normally cold with the heat of the flooring system is an interesting and inviting combination. The heating floor system is designed to keep the air from getting too dry.

A heating system can also be set up to heat the floors under your carpet, or wooden floors, making these rooms comfortable to spend lots of time in, even during the winter.

Concrete heating and mats can be used to heat up your garage and your sunroom making these rooms comfortable and functional year round.

There are a few different underlayment options to choose from depending on what products you use to install your heated floor system.

Real cork is best for concrete slabs, and a synthetic product is the preferred underlayment for radiant tile and stone floor heating. Underlayment options increase energy efficiency with heated floors and they are also heat and cold resistant. The most important thing to know is that this prevent rot, moisture, mold and mildew. Also, this extends the life of your floors and provides a cost effective method for installing the best effective heating floor system available.

For this and all of your electrical needs please call or contact Cook Electric today at 410-266-9040.

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