Underfloor Heating Benefits, and Should You Invest?

Article Date: 14 December 2019

Underfloor heating is becoming more and more popular over conventional radiators, as people are searching for modernised and improved systems in their homes. But how will underfloor heating benefit you?

Many people search for an answer as to whether underfloor heating systems are actually worth investing in, and what the benefits of underfloor heating are over central heating systems alone. If this sounds like you, this guide will show you how underfloor heating benefits you.

Get better control of your heating

The more control you have over your heating, the more likely you are to save money through your energy bills.

Why?

Think about the conventional single thermostat you more than likely already have in your property. You can control the setting that your heating is on, but this applies to every room in your home, meaning you are wasting money heating up rooms you are not using.

With an underfloor heating system, you have more advanced controls, meaning you can control each room individually and actually save money.

Control your heating from your phone

With some underfloor heating systems, you can take this control one step further and use a simple thermostat app where you can control every room in your home separately. This eliminates the need to get up and change each thermostat separately, and even allows you to control your heating when you’re not home.

Imagine being able to set your home to the perfect temperate for when you get home on a cold winters day!

Underfloor heating benefits those with limited mobility for this reason, allowing you to control the temperature of your home with your smart phone rather than manually.

Enhance your day to day living

The main reason so many people opt for underfloor heating is the comfort it brings to their home, enhancing their day to day living. The increased comfort over central heating comes from the more evenly distributed heat, meaning you won’t experience an uncomfortable level of heat in some areas of your home and cold areas in others.

Underfloor heating systems also conserve the moisture in the air rather than dry it out like radiators can, making for more comfortable living.

Can be used alongside central heating

Another great thing about underfloor heating is that it doesn’t have to be used in every room of your home, as it can be combined with central heating. Many home owners who do not want to make the full investment of underfloor heating in every room opt for it in just the rooms with tiled floors – whether it be a kitchen, bathroom or conservatory.

Here at Underfloor Heating Shop, we can customise your heating system to whichever rooms you need it in. If you are looking for underfloor heating but are on a budget, we can advise you on where abouts in your home you see the best underfloor heating benefits.

Underfloor heating systems are not visible

If you opt for underfloor heating throughout your whole property, your heating systems will be completely hidden. Radiators can ruin the look of your décor and also take up space in your room, whereas underfloor heating systems offer a sleek alternative and are therefore a popular choice for modern homes.

Benefits of underfloor heating with pumps

Even if you have already decided that underfloor heating is right for you, your options don’t stop there. There are several different types of underfloor heating systems to choose from, but here are the benefits of using a wet underfloor heating system with pumps.

Wet or dry underfloor heating – what is the difference?

Wet underfloor heating systems (otherwise known as hot-water systems) use pipes underneath your floor which are connected to your boiler to heat your home. This process is very similar to how a central heating system works, but works much more efficiently and heats your home quicker and at a lower temperature.

A dry underfloor heating system (otherwise known as electric underfloor heating) uses electrical resistance to warm up your property. This type of UFH generally costs less to install, however the running costs are higher, and the heat isn’t as evenly spread.

So why opt for Wet Underfloor Heating?

We recommend opting for a water-based underfloor heating system for many reasons, including the following:

A low maintenance solution

Not only can underfloor heating save you money on energy bills compared to central heating systems, but it also requires limited maintenance. Once the system has been properly installed, there won’t be any need to dig the pipes back up because pressure tests will be done during installation to eliminate the changes of getting any leaks from the pipes.

Reduced discomfort for people with asthma and allergies

Not everyone knows this, but central heating systems (which use convection currents) can affect asthma sufferers and those with allergies by spreading dust throughout your home. Underfloor heating benefits these people, so if you or your family suffer from asthma or dust allergies, underfloor heating is a much better option for your household.

Ready to get started?

If you think you could benefit from installing underfloor heating in your property, or would like to find out more about the benefits of underfloor heating and what we offer, get in touch with one of our friendly team via our web form.

It is, of course, important to weigh up the underfloor heating pros and cons, as with any other large investment, which is why we are here to help you. Our experience and expertise in all types of underfloor heating means we are able to offer advice you can rely on, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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