Underfloor heating offers a space-efficient and cost-effective heating solution for your bathroom; providing total design freedom and luxurious comfort. In this article, we’ll look at the costs and the work involved in fitting a new heating system in bathrooms of all sizes. You’ll find out:
- The price of a new UFH system for bathrooms
- Top installation tips for electric and water floor heating solutions
- The labour costs of installing a system
- How underfloor heating can help save you money on your energy bills
- How our range of bathroom heating accessories can increase comfort
How much will a floor heating system cost for my bathroom?
Bathrooms are an ideal space in which to install floor heating. Our range of electric and water systems will take the chill out of classic bathroom floor finishes such as tiles, stone and vinyl after a relaxing bath or shower. Bathrooms are typically the smallest room in your home, so a heating solution that is installed beneath your floor will free-up wall space, meaning you can design the bathroom of your dreams with no style comprises.
The cost of a Warmup system is dependent on which system you choose and the size and requirements of your bathroom. Our collection of electric floor heating systems are a great choice for bathrooms, wet rooms and en-suites too. Electric systems will have little-to-no impact on your existing floor-levels and are quick to install and easy to use. Water systems are typically more expensive to purchase than electric systems but offer low running costs, so you could save significant amounts of money on heating your bathroom in the long run.
To give you an idea of the initial costs of an underfloor heating system in your bathroom, let’s look at the DCM-PRO Heated Decoupling System as an example. DCM-PRO is a popular electric heater for bathroom renovations around the world due to its innovative heating cable and decoupling membrane combination, which helps to protect tiled floors from cracks caused by lateral subfloor movement. For a bathroom with a heated floor area of 4m², the price breakdown for a complete electric UFH system would be as follows:
4m² of DCM-PRO: £244.90 + VAT
Insulation Boards: £103.76 + VAT
6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat: £155.34 + VAT
Total Cost: £504.10 + VAT
The price breakdown above covers the system itself, Insulation materials to be installed with the system to maximise on its energy-efficiency and a Warmup thermostat to control the floor heating. All this would retail at less than the price of a typical bathroom suite. We understand that every project is different so to find out which system is the best for your home, get a free online quohttp://www.warmup.co.uk/get-a-quote to discover how much a water or electric floor heating solution will cost for your bathroom.
Is floor heating quick to install?
Electric UFH systems offer rapid installation times, with many systems being able to be installed and ready to use within a regular sized bathroom in about 1 – 1.5 days. Each system features specific installation methods which should be followed precisely by your installer to avoid any potential mistakes.
We provide helpful installation manuals, online technical support and informative installation videos for our systems. Visit out Knowledge Centre for everything you may need to successfully install your new bathroom heating. Watch our video below on how to install the Loose Wire electric heater with ease:
Thinking about installing a water UFH system in your bathroom? These systems will take longer to install than electric heaters and are typically recommended for larger-scale projects but our range of VLo low-profile water systems are ideal for home renovations. The installation methods for water systems can be typically split between those systems that offer a ‘wet’ installation, utilising concrete screeds in which to situate the heating pipes, and those that offer a ‘dry’ installation with no need for screeding. Find out more about the differences between these installation methods in our expert article.
When considering underfloor heating for your bathroom, you should get a heat loss calculation done to ensure the system’s heat output meets the heating requirement of the room. The heat loss calculation evaluates how much heat output you need to keep your home at an optimal comfort temperature.
How much should I expect to pay for installation in my bathroom?
All Warmup floor heating systems should be installed by a qualified installer and the cost of this varies a lot depending on your location and the details of your project but typically you can expect to pay between £200 – 300 a day for an experienced tradesperson’s work. After installation, the system should be tested to ensure it is working at its most optimal.
Will installing a new UFH system save me money too?
Underfloor heating is more cost-efficient than central heating systems. That’s because floor heating uses radiant heat to operate at lower temperatures than radiators whilst producing the same level of warmth in the room. Floor heating also heats the room more evenly and quicker too, eliminating energy wastage and providing you with big savings on your energy bills. The running costs of heating your bathroom will depend on the size of the room, how often you use it and how well insulated the space is. Learn more about the differences between floor heating and traditional radiators in our informative guide.
Are there further ways I can improve the comfort of my bathroom?
To enhance the energy-efficiency of underfloor heating, it’s important to install good-quality insulation and heating controls alongside your new system. Insulation improves its response times whilst helping to reduce energy-wastage by making sure no heat escapes downwards to the sub-floor. The faster the floor heats up, the more cost-efficient it is to run so investing in insulation pays off as this will save you money in the long run.
Using a Warmup Thermostat to control your bathroom’s underfloor heating system can maximize on its energy-efficiency and produce even greater cost-savings. Smart thermostats make heating your bathroom an intuitive experience, making sure your bathroom is warmed to your ideal temperature when you need it and running efficiently when you don’t.
Our collection of bathroom heating accessories can also provide another layer of gentle warmth for your bathroom. From heated towel rails to our wall heating system which brings radiant heat technology to cold tiled walls, Warmup’s Bathroom collection helps to turn your bathroom into a calming oasis.