A viable alternative to radiators as a way to heat your home.
Benefits of underfloor heating
There are so many advantages of underfloor heating:
- Energy Saving – Traditional radiators need to be heated to a high temperature (65 – 75 degrees celsius) to effectively heat up a room, whereas floor heating can be run at 29 degrees celsius or less (depending on the floor finish) – consuming less energy.
- Better Control – Heating controls can be tailored for each room and a programmable thermostat can be used to ensure the heating comes on when you are most likely to be in the room – this saves you heating the whole house when you are only using 1 or 2 rooms.
- More comfort – With underfloor heating installed, you can walk around barefoot all year round! Heat is distributed evenly and consistently around the room rather than it being warmer next to the radiator.
- Save space – Imagine being able to use your whole room without worrying about not putting furniture in front of radiators? You will also be able to decorate as you wish without having to plan around radiators.
- Improve air quality – Radiators work by circulating the air which redistributes dust particles. These dust particles float in the air making it easier for us to breathe them in. Warming the room using underfloor heating means there is far less air movement for dust particles so we are less likely to breathe them in.
- Ease of installation – There are now low profile systems available that are designed to be retrofitted onto existing floors without an enormous hike in the floor levels.
Based in Faringdon, we work in the surrounding areas including Lechlade, Highworth, Fairford, Cirencester, Shrivenham, Burford, Carterton, Witney, Stanford in the Vale, South Marston, Kingston Bagpuize, Standlake, Aston, Bampton, Wantage.
Types of underfloor heating
Underfloor heating can be wet or electric. Each has advantages:
Wet underfloor systems are those that are using hot water from a boiler source being pumped around a system of pipes buried beneath the floor surface.
These are likely to raise any floor level by at least an inch for a low profile system or several inches for a standard system.
Electric underfloor heating can be retro fitted with as little as 5mm height increase.
This makes it ideally suited to bathroom renovations but also widely used for conservatories and kitchens.
Electric underfloor heating is less expensive to install than wet systems but does require certain coverings (normally tiles) and certainly wouldn’t be efficient through a wooden floor board.
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