You have heard about floor heating, seat warmers, heated towel racks and even heating for your steering wheel. What about heated countertops? Below are 9 reasons why homeowners enjoy this unique upgrade in their kitchen or office.
Stone is cold to the touch.
If you have ever rested your arms on a granite or quartz countertop, you have probably noticed how cold the stone feels against your skin. The reason for this is because the stone’s surface and mass instantly pulls heat away from skin, causing the brain to perceive that the surface is cold. Applying warmth under your stone countertop takes that initial shock away and provides a much more soothing feel.
Your electric bill won't take a hit.
Unlike floor heating, heated countertops utilize very minimal power, costing you $0.15 a day to enjoy. The best part? You can leave it on 24/7.
You only need to heat the areas that you frequently touch.
One common misconception of heated countertops is that the entire surface is warmed up. In fact, most people choose to only heat the areas where you sit at the most, such as the countertop overhang. Keeping the rest of your counter at room temperature is beneficial for cooking and food preparations.
Heated countertops is a practically invisible, yet very noticeable upgrade.
Countertop heating mats are very thin (less than the thickness of 9 pieces of paper) and are designed to fit your exact surface. The heater has a single plug-in cord that can be easily hidden inside of your cabinet.
Utilizing only 12-24 volts, countertop heaters are extremely safe and will not damage or crack your stone. The mat plugs directly into a standard outlet without the need for special wiring. See more details here.
There are health benefits.
People who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia and joint pain have found that taking away the cold chill of their granite countertops has significantly increased the comfort of their wrists and arms.
Working from home is more comfortable.
Granite is definitely not a surface that you want to rest your forearms on all day, so if you’ve found that your new office has become your kitchen island, it may be time to warm up the stone under your arms.
It's easy to install heated countertops yourself.
Marketed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) product, stick-on heating mats are especially easy to apply without the help of a professional. Simply peel, stick and plug it in!
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