In floor heating, radiant floor heating is used, a technique in which hot water or electric wires are inserted beneath the flooring to produce warmth. The space is then uniformly warmed from the ground as the heat radiates upward.
If you’re considering installing in floor heating as part of a future home remodeling project, you might wonder if this is the best heating option for you.
Why Choose Underfloor Heating?
Underfloor heating is a more efficient and excellent method of heating your house. UFH is more energy-efficient than traditional heating systems because it gradually warms the people and objects in space from the ground up. You may anticipate significant savings on your heating costs because of this improved efficiency.
- Cost-Effective Heating.
There are 2 types of radiant heating: water-based systems and electric UFH. Both generate efficient heating that heats a room from the floor up. Unlike electric systems, which distribute heat through heating wires buried in the bottom, warm water systems circulate gradually heated water through pipes to keep a pleasant temperature.
In contrast to traditional radiators, which must be heated to a high temperature, floor heating only has to run at a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or less, depending on the floor finish, to efficiently heat a room (between 65 and 75 degrees Celsius). Lower temperatures can drastically lower your energy expenditures because they need less energy.
Radiator-heated rooms are prone to “cold patches,” when the air is stiflingly chilly in the centre and scorching hot next to the radiators. This is the case since radiators heat the air nearest to them first. Letting some fresh air commonly results in opening the window above the radiator. Again, we’re letting all of the energy used to heat the home escape out the window. Radiant heat prevents cold spots or stuffiness in the heated area by warming a space from the floor up.
- Easy To Run.
Underfloor heating requires practically little maintenance after installation, and Warmup offers lengthy warranties on all of our equipment for complete peace of mind.
In contrast to water underfloor heating systems, which need an occasional check to ensure everything is functioning correctly, electric systems do not require routine maintenance.
All Warmup heaters should be managed by a system-specific thermostat, which can also offer automatic heating capabilities or customisable heat schedules, improving the UFH’s energy efficiency. This means that you won’t even need to worry about your home’s heating because the systems will continually heat it at the ideal temperature and when it’s most convenient.
- More Room & Design Options
Underfloor heating systems enable you to design the home of your dreams without being concerned about large radiators consuming valuable wall space. Imagine the creative freedom you would have with heated flooring; you wouldn’t have to worry about planning your wall decor around radiators. Radiators take up room, even the most modern ones.
Every room in your home could have a floor heater installed, which you can use to supplement your existing heating system as a primary or secondary heat source.
- Suitable For All Floor Coverings.
Utilise every square inch of wall and floor space in your house with underfloor heating. Additionally, as floor heating is compatible with a variety of floor finishes, including laminate, tile, wood, carpet, stone, and more, you are free to choose the kind of flooring you like.
- Comfort And Security.
The property features underfloor heating, so there is no longer a need to worry about hot radiator surfaces or jagged radiator edges while younger family members are around. Carefully hidden, the heating system won’t become unpleasant to touch.
Radiant heat is also much better for the air quality in a room since it keeps the air there clean and oxygenated. But radiators increase unpleasant temperatures and deplete oxygen. The thermal circulation brought on by air rising to the ceiling and then dropping again causes all the dust to travel in circles, even though this wouldn’t happen with an in floor heating system.
- Setup Efficiency.
Hydronic underfloor heating systems have considerably lower long-term running costs, although they take longer to instal. All floor heating installations should be carried out by a qualified installer with working experience. Depending on the size of your project, new construction projects and retrofitting as part of a home renovation, electric and water utilities can be installed in a room in as little as 1–2 days.
Underfloor heating is a quick and cost-effective solution to warm your house and keep your toes cosy. Although installing radiant heating is more expensive than installing conventional radiators, several solutions are available to fit your budget, and it’s important to remember that in floor heating offers significant long-term savings on your energy costs.