Forced Air vs Heated Floor

Old 07-01-19, 06:12 AM
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Forced Air vs Heated Floor

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We’ve moved into a new home and will be renovating our bathroom. At our previous home, I had installed a Panasonic WhisperWarm unit and loved it; the only issue was I felt like it could’ve used a bit more ventilation as it was only 110CFM. For this house I am considering doing a heated floor with a larger Panasonic vent fan. My only concern is how well the heated floor actually heats the bathroom? Does anybody have experience with both of these methods? Does the heated floor only make standing on it a comfort as opposed to actually heating the bathroom?

Old 07-01-19, 09:56 AM
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There are many homes where all the heating is done by the floors. Whether or not the floor can heat the bathroom will depend on the heat you install. You can go on the light end and have enough heat to warm the floors and not much else or you can install enough heating power to comfortable heat the room.

I would pick in floor heating over a ceiling mounted vent fan heater every day. Think about when you are taking a shower and have the vent fan on and the heat running. Much of the heat generated gets sucked right back out the vent. And, heating in the ceiling is the worst place for it as heat rises and you have to go way overboard heating to get the warmth down to floor level.
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