What is Underfloor Heating?
Underfloor heating is used to warm floors or even act as a main heating source as an alternative to traditional radiator systems. Underfloor heating has two main systems. electric and water. An electric system generates heat with electrical cables, a water system on the other hand uses piping set in the floor, a heat source and a pump to heat the floor and subsequently the home as a whole.
Key Benefits of Underfloor Heating
Freedom of Design
No need to worry about where to put radiators when planning interior design.
Individual thermostats for each room give you complete control over your heating.
The system is completely hidden, with none sharp edges or hot surfaces associated with radiators.
Underfloor heating is amazingly quiet, leaving you completely undisturbed.
Operating at lower temperatures than traditional radiators for optimum efficiency.
Radiant heat from underfloor heating reduces dust and humidity associated with traditional radiators.
Which to Choose: Electric or Water Underfloor Heating?
Electric Underfloor Heating
- Straight-forward installation
- Floor height kept to a minimum
- Ideal for retro fitting
- Less disruption to your home life
Water Underfloor Heating
- Economical to run
- Perfect for new build homes
- Suitable for large areas
- Multi-room options