Choose Underfloor heating as an alternative option for your home
- Oct. 09,2018

When consider to install central heating for a new house, many people may often think of Electric heater, air conditioner and similar traditional sources, which consists of radiators in each room. But in Northern Europe, Underfloor Heating is commonly used, and is becoming much more popular in the UK as an alternative to heating systems, which often have many drawbacks.

Reasons to install underfloor heating

There are many benefits of having underfloor heating as the main source of heat in the home, with one of the main ones being the energy efficiency it brings. As it is run at a much lower temperature than traditional radiators, the system is cost effective.

The heat from an underfloor heating system is spread evenly from the floor to the ceiling, so there are no cold spots in the rooms. The system can be powered by just about any fuel, but many people select renewable technologies for further savings, and to be kind to the environment.

Very hot radiators in a room can be unsafe when there are elderly people or young children around, as there's a risk of scalding. For this reason, many residential homes, nursing homes and nurseries often install Ultra Thin Underfloor Heating Mat System to reduce the risk of accidents.

If interior design is one of your main priorities, underfloor heating will provide greater freedom when decorating a room, as it doesn't require bulky and unsightly radiators taking up wall space.

Electric or water underfloor heating

Both systems are cheaper to run than a traditional heating system. Although installation may be a little more expensive, the lower running costs, minimal maintenance and other benefits all outweigh the initial outlay.

An electric underfloor heating system may be slightly more expensive than a wet system to run, but is much easier to install in an existing building, and can even be attempted by a confident DIY person. The systems require minimal maintenance. A traditional heating system has to be serviced each year and may not last for more than 10 years, depending on the quality of the boiler.

A water-based system is often the choice for a new build, and works by circulating hot water around the circuit, which in turn heats the floor. None of the heat is wasted and every inch of a room is heated to a comfortable temperature, which you control with a thermostat. A water system can be powered by your existing gas, solid fuel or oil boiler, which reduces the cost of installation.

Other points to consider

If you are thinking about underfloor heating as an alternative to radiators or other system, you may need to know that the underfloor heating system takes a little longer to reach the desired temperature. However, it also takes much longer to cool down, so you save money on your heating bills, while the floors remain toasty warm. Insulation will also be required, but this can only benefit your home, eliminating draughts and reducing heat loss. Contact with Professional Heat Trace Cable Supplier to get Quotation for your home.

Related reading:150w/sqm Underfloor Heating Mat, Underfloor Heating Cable Strapping

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