9 Facts About Underfloor Heating
Feeling unsure about underfloor heating? Here are some facts to get you up to speed and highlight why it’s such a great option for heating your home or your commercial premises.
It’s cost effective
The biggest benefit of using an underfloor heating system is that it can save you lots of money in the long run, especially given its suitability with renewable options such as Biomass and Air Source Heat Pumps. The very nature of heat rising, and this heat beginning at floor level means you let Mother Nature do the work for you.
Suitable for any floor finish
It doesn’t matter whether your floor is carpet, vinyl, wood, tile and stone or laminate, any floor finish is appropriate to support underfloor heating. Of course different types of floors will require different types of systems, but all are definitely supported. But be sure to check with the floor manufacturer if it can be used with an underfloor heating system.
You can use a thermostat to control the system. You can also keep an eye on how much energy you’re using and the running costs, as well as be able to configure your heating to suit your lifestyle. More basic thermostats are available if you the room has the same heating needs every day, these allow you control the room temperature all year round.
More space to decorate
Because these systems are under the floor and eliminate the need for radiators, depending on the heat loss of your room, you have more space to decorate.
Ease of installation
All of our underfloor heating systems are quick and easy to install – typically taking just a few hours to put in place. The installation is particularly painless in new building developments when placing the heating during the build.
Typically, an underfloor heating system will use a lower temperature than radiators, thus reaching the same level of warmth and comfort. You’ll save plenty of money as well as doing your bit to help the environment.
It’s safe to use
Because the heating systems are under floor, it saves wall and floor space and eliminates low level hot surfaces and sharp edges that can pose a threat to small children in homes and nurseries.
Heat is distributed evenly
The heat produced is spread evenly along the floor so there are no cold spots in the room. This is done by spreading the insulation boards around the room during the installation process.
Things heat up quickly!
Underfloor heating can get warm very quickly – the insulation boards heat up the room very quickly so you’re never cold for too long.