It’s very important in winter to take the right precautions to keep your home warm. There are a number of a ways to do this, such as covering bare floorboards with rugs or carpets, making sure you’ve got proper insulation in the walls and ceilings, especially in your attic, and something simple but important like keeping your doors closed and making sure the curtains are shut at night to keep the cold out. A way to keep your entire house warm in the winter is underfloor heating.
Underfloor heating can either be electric or wet. Electric underfloor heating is where heat mats are installed under your floorboards, and wet underfloor heating is where water is pumped through pipes under the floor. For the mats a good material to use would be extruded polystyrene foam due to the fact that it is rot-resistant, easy to handle, lightweight and can be varied depths. Either way, underfloor heating basically acts a low-level radiator that heats the rooms from the feet up. It is a lot more efficient than a radiator, as a radiator will just be on one wall heating that side, but whether underfloor heating is in just one room or in the whole house, the floor will be heated and also heat will be evenly distributed around the room. Furthermore, the radiator is very often covered up by a big piece of furniture like a sofa, which simply just absorbs all the heat so none is getting around the room.
|Positives of Underfloor Heating||Negatives of Underfloor Heating|
|It can be installed under a range of floorings, such as ceramic, stone and laminate. Stone and ceramic are recommended as they are conductors and remain heated for longer.||Depending on your underfloor heating kit is installed in impacts the effectiveness. Conductors such as ceramic and stone are recommended for effectiveness.|
|It can be installed on a multi zone basis, meaning you can control the heating with individual thermometers, maintaining ambient temperature which is very efficient.||British weather is unpredictable, and the impact of underfloor heating is not immediate. For a quick blast of heat, using regular central heating is advised.|
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Don’t feel like you have to put up with a temperamental central heating system anymore, whether its electric or wet underfloor heating get it installed and know that you have more control over the heat in your house whilst also it being good for the environment and your energy bills.