Heated Floors: Do I Need An Electrician?

Mister Sparky Electrician Houston under floor heating system.

You’re planning on getting rid of your cold floors forever. Great, because in Houston, no matter the temperature outside, our floors are still cold in the mornings! Now you may be looking into different options, supplies, etc. but your biggest question is how many technicians will I need to have involved: a plumber, electrician, an HVAC technician? Well we can’t answer for the other two, but we can give you a better idea on whether or not you’ll need an electrician on-site during your heated floor install.

Electric Radiant Floor Heating

We’ll focus on just electric radiant floor heating for the purpose of getting you answers about electrical needs. (Hydronic radiant floor heating warms your floors through hot water tubes, so a plumber may be more necessary for this type of install.)

Electric radiant floor heating is typically easier and less expensive to install, however some homeowners say that they are more expensive to maintain over time on a large scale. That means that a small area like a bathroom or a small room would be an ideal situation for electric heating.

What Will the Costs Be?

Those looking to install heated flooring can look to spend roughly $800 for a small bathroom. You may be able to cut costs by deciding to install it yourself, however we highly recommend NOT doing this. We know you’re saying, I’ll do it myself anyway- it can’t be that bad. But when it comes to electrical components and removing flooring, we definitely recommend leaving it up to the experts. Here’s why.

Because an electric radiant floor heating systems are typically used for smaller rooms or areas, it is controlled by a control system like a thermostat. You’ll need a certified electrician to connect your installation to your home’s electrical system as well as connect a thermostat, and make sure that your home’s existing wiring and electrical infrastructure will support your new addition. On top of that, you will most likely need to consult with a contractor, especially if you are tearing up an existing floor.

Again, installing your own electric radiant heating system can be done (depending on they system), but you will absolutely need outside help for consultation and for labor. Luckily, electrical radiant floor heating systems shouldn’t require heavy maintenance over the years, so there won’t be any need to bust open your flooring again in the near future.

So, ready to get started? Talk to one of our technicians today to configure your electrical underfloor heating system by calling (281) 907-8418

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Our technicians understand the value of being neat and considerate while working in your personal space, which is reflected in how we leave your home after solving eletrical issues.

Mister Sparky protects your home while he’s working: he slips on shoe covers (“floor savers”) and will even go the extra mile and roll out a red carpet to protect your flooring from dirt, scuffing, and scratches. Work completed, he vacuums the area to ensure that he leaves your home as clean or cleaner, than he found it.

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