NEW HOME, NEW HEAT
Anyone who feels the cold is likely to enjoy the benefits of under-tile heating. It’s a popular choice with people building a new home or those looking to renovate.
Beaumont Tiles national buyer Darcy Shaw says it’s good for families and a budget friendly option.
“Under-tile heating a large family room will have an upfront cost of about $1200 to $1600 but the system will pay for itself in energy savings,” he says. “It also creates a drier environment by radiating heat to all solid objects and the air is warmed by convection.”
Beaumont Tiles sells the Hotwire system, a 3mm thick, spooled electric heating element installed directly under tiles, and not in the slab. It’s installed before the tiles are laid.
Reverse-cycle airconditioning is another popular new home choice.