Expect to pay anywhere between $6 and $16 per square foot. So, how much is this in reality? Well, let’s say that you need to have 1,325 square feet of hydronic radiant flooring installed. This would be a total cost of $7,950 to $21,200. Of course, this number will depend also on how many different temperature zones you need, the complexity of the project, and the total size of the system itself.
Crunching numbers is always difficult, especially if you do not know where to start. When you attempt to budget for your floor heating, you need to know what it will cost you to find out if it is a wise move for you and your family to make financially. In this article we will go over some factors to help you understand the cost of installing and maintaining floor heating system in Toronto.
Average Cost Of Heated Floors System
It is no surprise that radiant floor heating systems will cost more than just traditional floors or forced air heating systems. But, the cost is worth it for your comfort AND radiant floor heating systems are supposed to last up to three decades or more with the proper care and maintenance.
Since hydronic radiant systems are the most popular, we will focus on those for the cost analysis. When it comes to the installation, you will need to have the system installed and sometimes, your current floor will need to be removed and replaced.
When it comes down to it, you can expect to pay anywhere between $6 and $16 per square foot. So, how much is this in reality? Well, let’s say that you need to have 1,325 square feet of hydronic radiant flooring installed. This would be a total cost of $7,950 to $21,200. Of course, this number will depend also on how many different temperature zones you need, the complexity of the project, and the total size of the system itself.
While the price may seem quite high, it DOES often include the removal of your current floor and addition of a new floor, so that is one positive when it comes to the price.
Now, if you choose to have electric radiant flooring installed, you can expect to pay anywhere between $5 and $12 per square foot. While it is cheaper to install, it will cost you more money in the long run, as it runs off of your electricity.
Cost Factors To Consider
We mentioned a couple of the cost factors above, but it is important that we put them in one place, so you can understand what to look for.
When you want to have floor heating installed, you need to consider the amount of heating needed. The square footage of heating is what is going to be your biggest cost in the whole process. In addition to that, you need to determine how much labor is required for the job. For example, it will cost more if you need to have a floor removed than if the floor is already removed.
The location you plan to have the flooring installed matters too. Some areas need to have supplies imported, etc., which means it will cost you more for the flooring. You can always see if you can get a discount on the costs if you supply the supplies needed for the job.
If you have any questions about how much floor heating costs, contact the team at Heavenly Heat Inc. today.
Thermostats and Accessories
Heavenly Heat Inc. provides a wide range of thermostats ranging from Wi-Fi smart thermostats to programmable thermostats. Typically, you are likely to spend between $100 and $300 to acquire a floor heating thermostat. If you intend to integrate the thermostat into your home automation system, you will likely spend more. A programmable thermostat could allow you to make significant energy savings. It will allow you to set up a reasonable heating schedule for your floor heating system, eliminating wasteful energy use. It’s advisable to install a thermal break underlayment if you install a floor heating system above a concrete slab subfloor.
Labour and Materials
While considering the cost of a new floor heating system, you have to consider the costs of a new floor. Tile is the most common heating flooring surface, and its cost will depend on several factors. On the lower side, the tiles for a new floor will cost around $2 per sq. ft. However, luxurious tiles could cost up to $25 per sq. ft. The cost of luxury vinyl tiles ranges between $2 and $7 per sq. ft. For nailed hardwood floors, the costs will vary depending on the species of wood, its quality, and its thickness. For softwood like pine, the cost may range between $3 to $6, while for hardwood like mahogany, the cost may range between $8 and $14. The cost of a heated concrete floor may range between $2 and $30 depending on the features desired. You should also consider the cost of adhesives like thin-set or self-levelling cement. If you intend to hire professional installation services, factor in the labour costs.
The final price of your heated floor depends on the product you choose: