Why choose Underfloor Heating?

Why choose Underfloor Heating?

More and more people are plumping for Underfloor Heating as the perfect solution to keep their homes warm during those cold winter months. Let’s look at the reasons why this form of heating has become so popular.

You save money
Cost is always an important issue when deciding on additions to your home. The great thing about underfloor heating is that very rarely ever requires any form of maintenance once it has been fitted. This is the case for both electric and water based underfloor heating. Higher heating costs that come with conventional radiators are also due to their extremely high temperature, usually between 65-75°C. As underfloor heating uses less energy, it brings your heating bills down.

Why specify underfloor heating

Flexibility
Underfloor heating can fit in seamlessly with the majority of floor surfaces. So whether you have carpet, laminate or wood flooring, underfloor heating can be integrated, making your floor very warm and aesthetically pleasing no matter what it is made out of. The large range of different systems now available means you can choose whichever suits you best.

Why specify underfloor heating

Efficiency
There are two types of underfloor heating systems, warm water systems or electrical underfloor heating. Both systems provide comfortable radiant heat from the floor for a lifetime. A more traditional radiator is less efficient as they heat the air around them initially, leaving any space away from the radiator cold, whereas underfloor heating heats the floor evenly across the whole room through radiant heat.

Why specify underfloor heating

It’s more hygienic
When using conventional radiators and heaters, floors remain cold and dampness at ground level can occur. This is the perfect breeding ground for dust mites. However, when the floor is heated, any dust mites and other insects will find that the underfloor heating makes their environment too warm and dry for them to live and breed in.

Why specify underfloor heating

Easy to maintain
If installed from a trusted source and done correctly, not much can go wrong with an underfloor heating system. Any potential leaking in the system can be identified, at the early stages of installation, when pressure testing the pipework.

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