Even though we tend to think of underfloor heating as a luxury, it is actually one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your home and can reduce your energy costs by an average of 20%.
How does it work?
It uses the basic principle of waves of heat rising through the air.
There are two main types:
A ‘wet’ system, where pipes carry warm water under the floor, more expensive than the dry system to install, but cheaper to run and we specialise in these type of systems
A ‘dry’ system, where a system of electric coils are placed under the floor which heat up when the system is turned on, less expensive to install than wet systems, but more expensive to run. This is not a system type we specialise in, but we can recommend a electrician who does
Pros of underfloor heating
Increased heat efficiency.
You can walk round in bare feet, even in the winter months.
It is silent, and there are no exposed hot surfaces.
Increased home value – it is a desirable feature for homebuyers.
Free Room Space, no radiators to consider when moving around furniture in the room
The hole room heats up at the same time, not just the area around the radiators
Cons of underfloor heating
Initial installation cost can be expensive, however if you are having a new-build property or renovating or having an extension, this is a good system to consider and factor into your upfront costs.
It takes a little longer for a room to heat, so you need to set a timer so that the heat is ready when you need it, but its easier to control to keep the temperature in the room equal.
If you are renovating, or building your own home, and want to talk to us about the costs of installing underfloor heating, then please give us a call.
We can also service, existing underfloor heating systems as part of the boiler service visit