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How long does underfloor heating last?

Underfloor heating is a long-term investment that provides a large number of benefits for years after it has been installed. Here are your questions answered:

How long does an underfloor heating system last?

If you are going to invest in underfloor heating for your home, you will want to be sure that it will last for a long time. No one wants to be pulling a floor up to replace something that they didn’t install that long ago, after all! If you choose UFH for your property, you can expect it to last for around 50 years. Compare that to the average 12-year lifespan of a radiator, and you can see why it is so popular.

Should I replace my radiators with underfloor heating?

The choice to replace radiators with underfloor heating is a personal one, but more and more homeowners are opting to do so. Underfloor heating has many benefits, such as increased energy efficiency, lower bills, and increased floor and wall space. Factor in its long lifespan, and it is easy to see why lots of homeowners make the switch.

Can I use underfloor heating alongside radiators?

If you aren’t ready to install underfloor heating throughout your property, you can easily heat your home using a combination of UFH and radiators. Considering that the average radiator lasts for just over a decade, many property owners wait for them to stop working before they replace them with underfloor heating, often on a room-by-room basis.

What is more expensive: underfloor heating or radiators?

When it comes to making such a big change to the way you heat your home, you will want to ensure that you are getting great value for money. While you can expect to pay more in terms of installation, underfloor heating will begin to save you money right away. You don’t need to have it turned up as high, which leads to lower bills. Factor in that 50-year lifespan too, and you can expect much lower maintenance and repair costs in the long run too.

Is underfloor heating suitable for modern and period properties?

Underfloor heating is a great option for any kind of home. It’s becoming a common sight in modern properties, with some new builds even including them in the plans. Newer homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, which makes UFH the perfect finishing touch. It’s also a great option for older homes, and if you are undertaking a renovation underfloor heating will set your home up for a further half-century of efficiency and comfort.

Where can I find out more about underfloor heating?

We are a leading name in the underfloor heating industry, and we source the best possible materials before carrying out the work to an incredibly high standard – all at seriously competitive prices. To find out more about how we could help you, please get in touch with our team today.