What you need to know about underfloor heating
Underfloor heating has increased in popularity rapidly across the United Kingdom, both for renovation projects and entirely new builds. It’s a great method of heating the house and is fast becoming an industry standard. The feeling of heat through your feet as you walk through your property is truly wonderful!
Your choice on the use of underfloor heating – as opposed to traditional choices like radiators – will largely depend on your heating equipment and personal preference.
Types of underfloor heating
- Buried warm-water: A traditional option wherein pipes are placed into your floor screed as it is set. Buried systems are the king of energy efficiency, but requires a full overhaul of your floor structure
- Surface mounted: The practical choice for many, surface mounted heating involves the installation of insulated panels that contain small pipes. These are placed over your floor – easy to install, but means you’ll change the level of your floor
- Electric: The best choice if you don’t want a level change on your floor. Cables connect to your houses’ electricity and matting is laid down. A cheaper option, but may result in higher operational costs.
Key benefits of underfloor heating
- Fast to warm
- Installation options to suit you
- Great for decorating
- Low maintenance