Is Water Underfloor Heating Right For Your Home?
Warm water underfloor heating is an excellent heating choice that works underneath a range of different flooring types. Used in a single room or an entire house, water underfloor heating is an attractive alternative to electric underfloor heating. What’s more, water underfloor heating can be installed in any home, from a new build to a renovation to a single space. So, is water underfloor heating right for your home?
What is water underfloor heating?
Warm water underfloor heating works by connecting a series of pipes underneath the floor, which are connected to the boiler in your home. These pipes help to circulate the warm water underneath the floor; this heats up the space the pipes are in which then transfers through the flooring. For a greener alternative, you can connect these pipes to a solar-powered water heating system or a heat pump from the ground source.
What are the benefits of warm water underfloor heating?
- Energy efficiency
Water underfloor heating is considered much more energy efficient than a traditional radiator system that you have installed in your home. This is because the pipes used in an underfloor heating system cover a larger surface area than a conventional radiator.
By being able to heat a room more efficiently, the system doesn’t need to be in use for long to create a warm space. Also, water can be used at a lower temperature as the heat is distributed more evenly. With this in mind, you have greater energy efficiency as you need less power to heat your home.
For young families or elderly relatives, radiators can cause concern. Radiators can be extremely hot and dangerous and can cause burns, especially with young children. By using underfloor heating, you eliminate the risk of radiators and don’t even have to worry about the sharp edges when little ones are running around. Water underfloor heating is a gentle warming heating system that is safe for everyone to use.
Radiators can look old-fashioned in homes, particularly homes that are designed for open plan spaces and ultra-modern looks. With water underfloor heating you eliminate the need for radiators in the house, which gives you the opportunity to create a stylish setting. It also frees up the wall space that radiators can take up.
- Cheaper to run
As water underflooring heating systems use less energy, it means that that can be much cheaper to run. Warm water underfloor heating can significantly reduce your household energy bill as it is around 25% more efficient than conventional radiator central heating systems.
As with any heating system, the amount you will save will depend on your use and where you place the water underfloor heating system. However, with a thermostat control, you can set the temperature to make sure your heating is efficient and cost-effective.
- Cosy and comforting
There’s nothing worse than stepping barefoot on a cold hard floor. With water underfloor heating, you no longer need to have your slippers or socks on. You can step onto a cosy warm floor that is deeply comforting. Regardless of the floor type, from tiles, stone, wood or laminate, warm water underfloor heating works with almost every flooring type.
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Speak to the team today to find out more about the installation, cost and benefits that warm water underfloor heating can bring to your home.