Having underfloor heating installed in your home isn’t just about the luxurious aspect of things, there are many other useful benefits in having it installed too. We’re going to be go over this here, and then you’ll be able to make an informed educated choice over whether or not you’d like to have underfloor heating installed in your home.
Underfloor Heating Is An Investment
Despite the initial investment, underfloor heating will save you money in the long-term. There are considerable savings to be made on energy bills as one unit can heat a much wider area than with conventional heating, and over time this can save you up to 40% on your utility bills. It’s also sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Two types of underfloor heating
There are two types of underfloor heating, this includes water based and dry. A water based underfloor heating system can sit underneath most types of floor surface. However, water-based systems are a little more complicated to install and a little more expensive. Having said that as mentioned earlier, you can make savings over the long-term on your heating bills, so it’s entirely possible to get back what you originally invested.
The expense and complex nature of installation might go some way to explaining why homeowners tend to go with dry underfloor heating in the main. The pipes can be quite difficult to reach should there be any problems once you’ve had it installed.
Dry (electric) underfloor heating
On the other hand dry, electric, underfloor heating is quite inexpensive to install in comparison to water based underfloor heating. There’s no pipework and this might explain why it’s much easier to install as well. It works particularly well on upper floors. It can be expensive to run though, and you’ll need to be careful about where you place furniture and any heavy items.
Consistent heat from the roof to the floor
Underfloor heating works well with solar panels and offers consistent heat in all rooms from the top to the bottom of the house. Even with your windows open, heat is retained and the reason for this is that heat travels upwards rather than outwards – and this is good news when you’re trying to keep your home warm on a particularly cold day. If you’re trying to get some fresh air into the rooms for whatever reason, opening a window can be a quick and easy way of doing it, and with underfloor heating the rooms will remain warm and cosy even with the windows open.
Reducing wasted energy, giving you cleaner, sharper air
Underfloor heating also offers smarter heating control, reduces wasted energy and produces cleaner, sharper air, which means there may be less colds, flu and viruses in winter. Radiators can make a room somewhat stuffy when they’re on a high level. Once you’ve had underfloor heating installed, you’ll no longer have any need for radiators and this means there’s also less opportunity for clutter, less dirt and dust, and all in all a healthier indoor environment.
Should you ever decide to sell in the future, as part of the fixtures and fitting, underfloor heating is a great selling point and can really increase the value of your property.
Hometech – for quality underfloor heating
Are you convinced now of the value of underfloor heating in your home? If so, then get in touch with us here at Hometech, and we can talk you through your best options for your property and provide you with a quote. Don’t worry if you have a strict budget, we can try and come up with something that works for you. Underfloor heating will work with most types of flooring, but we can discuss that with you if you’re particularly concerned.
We offer professional and safe underfloor heating installation with minimal downtime and no mess, we always clean up before we leave. Give us a call today!