Although there are many different ways for heating your home, you might find that underfloor heating is the right solution for you. You can be sure that your feet won’t be cold anymore and you can also save some space, not to mention that the bills won’t be as scary as they were before.
The Advantages of Underfloor Heating
Since there is no radiator, there will be nothing to break the clean lines of your room. In the same time, you can also save some space by removing the radiators. Underfloor heating is also more efficient and the heat is more pleasant than the heat of traditional fires, stoves, or radiators.
Hot water systems
In this case the heating system uses the water of the central heating system. There are plastic pipes that the water runs through that are installed under the flooring. By choosing this method to can save some costs because the water doesn’t need to be as hot as in case of traditional radiators.
Electric Mat Systems
This system comes with cables that are attached to a mesh mat. The newer systems come with wires added to a continuous roll. You just have to spread out the roll and link it to the main power source and to the thermostat. While this system is easier to use and install, it is more expensive than the wet systems.
Where to use it?
In the majority of the cases people use underfloor heating in the ground-floor rooms, but you can have it just anywhere you want. Wet systems can be installed if the floors can be taken up, so it is the most suitable for conservatories, extensions, and open-plan kitchens.
Electric Underfloor Heating
Since these systems are easier to install, they are most suitable for the existing rooms where installing the wet systems would be difficult if not impossible. There are some systems that you can install under rugs if you already have hard floors.
Installing the System
The first step is to find the right place to buy the equipment from. Look for professional equipment, like Heatmiser which will make the work a lot easier. While in some cases it might be possible for you to install the system on your own, still it might be better to discuss the matter with a professional first.
Although underfloor heating isn’t really wide spread, it might be the perfect solution for those looking for small heating bills during the winter time.
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