The Advantages of Under-Floor Heating
Although you might think that under-floor heating is a modern invention, it’s actually been around since the Roman times with them using it in their bath houses. It’s almost certainly something you’ve heard of even if you don’t have it in your own home. It’s been popping up more and more in the last ten years and we can certainly see it being in every home in the next twenty years! It you’re not already convinced, we’re going to go through the reasons it’s the best option in your home.
Generally, under-floor heating requires less energy to run than bulky radiators. This is because it only needs to run on a temperature of 29 degree Celsius or less in order to warm up the room, therefore less energy used resulting in lower bills.
Ease to Run
Under-floor heating needs virtually no maintenance to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. The warmup controls ensure that your heating runs in the most profitable way possible, so you can decide when it comes on and off, meaning you can save on your heating expenses.
Compatible with Most Flooring
You might be thinking, what if my flooring or my dream flooring isn’t compatible with under-floor heating? The good news is that most flooring materials is able to work with this invention, from laminate, Luxury Vinyl Tiles to engineered wood. However, under-floor heating is not compatible with solid wood, due to it shrinking and warping under heat. With solid wood being a popular choice, it can be disappointing to hear that your favourite choice isn’t compatible with this feature! You do get wood’s realistic appearance with the other flooring materials, so you don’t have to sacrifice solid wood’s beautiful authentic looks!
Safety and Appearance
Safety is something we all need to put as a priority, especially if you come from a busy family household! Like anything, as radiators get older they wear out and sometimes fall off the wall – the last thing you want when you have kids running about the place! Sharp edges and hot, you have to be much more careful with radiators. Under-floor heating is tucked out of the way, so nothing dangerous in the way and unsightly radiators!
Of course, there’s probably many of you that want under-floor heating in your home, but the cost and disruption is too off putting. One it’s installed though, you’ll notice a big difference in bills and aesthetics, it will end up paying for itself!
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