Feel the Comfort with Underfloor Heating
There are many benefits of underfloor heating that make it a perfect choice for a new heating system. It maintains a constant, comfortable and even heat that is highly cost-efficient to run and easy to control. Maintenance is minimal compared with radiators and it also frees up valuable wall space eliminating furniture/decorating compromises. It can also add value to your property.
Underfloor Heating to Suit Your Home
There are two main types of underfloor heating: water, also known as a wet system and electric, also known as a dry system.
Water-fed UFH systems are made up of a series of pipes that are laid underneath your floor and connected to your boiler. The principle is very similar to the way that your central heating works, although the temperatures needed are far lower than when warming a room with a radiator.
Electric, or dry, UFH generates its heat via electrical resistance elements that gently warm the floor beneath which they are placed. These elements can come in a variety of guises including free-running cables, open-weave mesh matting or rolls that are laid in a similar way to underlay.
Lower Fuel Bills
Warm water UFH is a highly energy efficient heating system – around 25% more efficient than radiators when paired with a modern condensing boiler and up to 40% more efficient when running from a heat pump. Because of this, running costs are often lower than a traditional radiator system and around a third of an equivalent electric UFH system.
An Affordable Way to Heat Your Home
Most German and Scandinavian homes have Underfloor Heating and homeowners in the UK are no longer looking at it as a luxury product. Prices have reduced meaning that more of us can afford to have it installed.
An underfloor heating system might initially be a bit more expensive to purchase compared to a traditional radiator system, but the running cost is lower, and the comfort levels are much higher.
Easily Integrated with an Air Source Heat Pump
An Air Source Heat Pump is the perfect partner for underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is more efficient than radiators as it works at much lower flow temperatures. This makes it ideal for heat pumps which provide optimum efficiency at low temperatures, therefore reducing the cost of heating even further.
Benefits of Underfloor Heating
- Energy Efficient therefore lowering fuel bills
- Consistent all-round comfort as it maintains a constant comfortable heat
- Flexibility in room temperature with each room having its own thermostat
- Can be used with most floor surfaces
- Low maintenance (unlike radiators, valves and pipework)
- Ideal for open plan living due to its aesthetic qualities and where space is at a minimum
- More Hygienic as underfloor heating can reduce the amount of dust mites present by up to 80%
- Can be heated by a range of heat sources including gas boilers, oil boilers, solid fuel or renewable sources such as heat pumps and solar.
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