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7 Reasons To Choose An Underfloor Heating Installation

As home owners have become more conscious of the benefits of underfloor heating over traditional radiators, it’s no surprise that this is one of the fastest-growing home improvements across the UK.

While there is a initial expense to set up the heating system, in a relatively short period of time, the savings on energy consumption and efficiency will be able to pay for themselves while increasing the value of the overall property value.

For those who want to know more about the benefits provided by underfloor heating here’s a brief overview of the seven main benefits:

Low maintenance costs

One of the main reasons people opt for underfloor heating because it rarely needs any type of maintenance after it has been installed. This is the case with both water-based and electric underfloor heating.

The only thing you should know when a water-fed heater is used is whether it has been approved by BS EN 1264 standards (the vast majority of them are). They are so reliable that the companies who carry out the work typically provide at least a 25-year warranty.

Simple energy efficiency

Heating underfloor is typically more efficient than radiators of the past and therefore more cost-effective with the area of energy bills.

It is however recommended to set up your underfloor heating system in conjunction with performing an efficiency test. This will evaluate the overall efficiency of your insulation and guarantee that you get maximum efficiency from your heating system.

Since the floor itself is heated, it stores warmth much better than traditional radiators, which cool quickly after being shut off and cause the heat that they’ve generated to evaporate fast. Underfloor heating means that the home will be able keep heat longer and will require less energy to keep warm.

Concerning the cost, it’s worthwhile to briefly discuss the benefits of both water and electricity-based systems.

Because water-based systems are dependent on gas they are generally more efficient with regards to operating costs, however they can be quite costly to put in.

However, electrical underfloor heating can be less expensive to set up (in fact even the least experienced DIYer can install it) however, over the long run, it is more costly to operate.

It is your individual choice on the kind of system you decide for. It is typically the case that those who just want to heat only a small area will find Dry systems will meet their needs well, while wet systems are suited to whole-house situations much better.

Superior all-round comfort

In continuation of the idea mentioned above, but worthy of its own mention The house will be more comfortable if heated by the flooring.

This is simply due to the fact that temperatures are going to remain consistent throughout the room, for instance, one area is not going to be hotter than the other one as is usually the case for radiators that is based on convection. Therefore, there will be no further tussling for space close to the radiator!

Underfloor heating is more hygienic

With convection heating and radiators floors can be cold and dampness on the ground may occur. This is a perfect place to reproduce the notorious dust mite.

However, because of the floor heating dust mites or other crawly crawlies will discover that the heating of the floor creates a warm and dry to thrive and reproduce in.

The benefits of switching to heating in the floor can be awe-inspiring. Research has shown that the installation of radiant heating in your home can decrease the number of dust mites that are present by up to 80%!!

Therefore, those suffering from respiratory ailments like asthma will be much more at ease with this type of setup.

It is possible to use it with the majority of flooring materials.

Contrary to what many believe Radiant heating is now able to be used on the vast majority of flooring surfaces if you select the appropriate method.

A lot of people view underfloor heating as relying on solid surface flooring, like stone or tile (probably because they’ve experienced it for the first time in high-quality bathroom facilities in hotels).

But, this isn’t necessarily the case. In reality, this heating system is now able to work in close proximity to any type of flooring – vinyl flooring, carpet, engineered wood laminate, etc.

One of the reasons is that, since this system relies on the floor’s ability to hold heat and solid surfaces work better than placing carpet directly on mats made of UFH, but in the end it’s all about your personal preference.

Temperature range that can be adjusted

Since each room has their own thermostat, there’s no requirement for one room to be equally warm as the others.

Although many radiators are equipped with thermostatic valves, these valves can prove unstable and temperature control can typically be unpredictable than a precise scientific method.

With an effective UFH Control system you can reduce costs by keeping the temperature at a minimum (or at times completely off) for rooms that aren’t used often and living spaces that are essential are kept as warm as they are.

It’s also a great feature for those who prefer to regulate the temperature of their homes – after all, we suffer more from cold than others.

Ideal for living in open spaces

Radiators consume space and aren’t likely to be awarded any prizes due to their aesthetics.

Underfloor heating naturally removes the requirement for radiators in the house and creates the space to store furniture, or simply to keep the room feeling clean and tidy.

It is one of the primary reasons that many of the new construction homes are equipped with this kind of heating.


These seven tips will hopefully reveal the advantages of underfloor heating and demonstrate why it’s an ideal option for families seeking to reduce their energy consumption and enjoy an improved level of satisfaction.