Are you thinking of installing underfloor heating in your home? If you are then you really need to read this article because I am going to talk you through the most important things that you need to understand about underfloor heating.
You Must Have a Suitable Floor
Many people think that you can put underfloor heating under any floor but this is not the case. If you put underfloor heating under the wrong type of floor, then your system will be incredibly inefficient. This means that you will end up paying far more in running costs than you should do.
When you buy your underfloor heating kit, it should have a section providing details of the type of floor that that particular system work best with. Do not place it under a floor that is not recommended or the underfloor heating cost will be astronomical.
Sometimes, it is possible to remove the insulation under your floor and thereby render your floor suitable. So do investigate to see if it is something that you can modify.
You Can Install the Electric Systems, But NOT the Wet Systems Yourself
One of the main reasons that people choose to install underfloor heating is that it can sometimes be a task that you can undertake yourself. This will save you sometimes thousands of pounds on the installation costs. However, you must choose the correct type of system. The wet systems are much harder to install than the electric systems are. Wet systems require specialist knowledge.
If you were a relative novice to DIY projects, then I would certainly recommend exercising caution when installing your underfloor heating. You do not want to get this wrong, as it can be expensive at best and extremely dangerous at worst.
They’re Worth the Price
If you do decide to install the wet systems, and therefore get somebody else to do the installation, then you will not be disappointed with the results. Underfloor heating feels incredible and that’s why it has become so popular in recent years. If you want to create a home that is cosy and warm, then underfloor heating is definitely the way forward.
There is nothing better than coming home on A Winter’s evening to a lovely warm floor. I have underfloor heating in my lounge and I absolutely love taking my shoes off at the end of the day of walking along the floor. You might even find me lying on the floor from time-to-time!
If You Install It Well, It Is Often Cheaper Than Central Heating
If the installation is done correctly (i.e. with a suitable floor) and you buy one of the wet underfloor heating systems, then you will find that your household bills should reduce in cost. This is because when all things are equal, underfloor heating does come in at relatively cheaper compared to gas central heating.
This is because underfloor heating provides a much better heat distribution as it warms the room from the very bottom-up. Before, the underfloor heating cost is a very reasonable long term.