Underfloor heating is an incredibly efficient and cost-effective way of heating your home.
It distributes heat evenly over a large area, reducing the chances of cold spots in a room, unlike a radiator or fire that sends heat out from a single source.
Plus, there’s little heat wasted so it’s better for your bank account.
Not to mention that with underfloor heating, there’s no need for radiators stuck to the wall so you’ve also got more space for furniture, cabinets, shelves or other storage.
In fact, ask anyone who has underfloor heating in their house, and most – if not all – will say they don’t know how they got on before they had it.
Still not convinced?
Here’s the main benefits you’ll get from underfloor heating.
Warm your home up quicker, and more efficiently
Radiators and fire places aren’t as good for keeping a room warm because they only send heat out from one place.
First, this means it takes longer to heat parts of the room furthest away from the radiator.
Plus, it means the heat won’t be distributed evenly. Which is why you often get cold spots in the middle of the room.
This is because you have to turn a radiator up to a higher temperature so the heat disperses everywhere, so the area closer to the radiator will be way hotter than the rest of the room.
Usually what people do then is open a window to cool down the area closest to the radiator.
Which then let’s all the heat out of the rest of the room as well.
Easier to run
Once you’ve installed your underfloor heating, it needs very little maintenance.
If you’ve installed an electric heating system then chances are it will require no checks unless you have a problem with your electricity.
Any water system might need the occasional check-up to make sure the pipes are still in good condition and everything is still set up properly.
Better heat management
Underfloor heating systems can be set up with individual thermostats controlling the heat in individual rooms, meaning you can be more efficient and save more money.
If, for instance, you’re cooking in the kitchen and getting a lot of heat from the cooker, you can put the temperature in the kitchen down, while leaving the heat up in the rest of the house.
Having a radiator isn’t a massive inconvenience but there’s no getting around the fact that it can be in the way sometimes.
With underfloor heating you can remove any appliances from the wall, opening up your options for where to place furniture or storage.
Easy to install
Despite what you might think, underfloor heating is relatively easy to install.
It can either be retrofitted into your house or built into a new project.
It also works with any type of flooring, so don’t think you’d be limiting your flooring choices by using underfloor heating.
And yes, it is possible to install underfloor heating upstairs as well as downstairs so it won’t leave you needing two types of heating systems in your home.
Add value to your home
Because underfloor heating is more energy efficient it can help increase your home’s EPC rating, which will add extra value to your property if you ever decide to sell.
Plus, because a new buyer knows the house comes with an efficient heating system they’ll be more likely to pay closer to the asking price because they know it’s one less added cost once they own the house.
Is it really worth getting underfloor heating?
If you want a home that’s easier and faster to heat up on a cold winter day, or want a cost effective and efficient way to save money on your long-term energy bills, then underfloor heating systems can be just the thing you’re looking for.
You can get underfloor heating installed throughout your house or just in a few rooms depending on what you need.
Why not get in touch with us and we can take you through your options.