Starter Guide to Underfloor Heating
If you’re new to underfloor heating, it can be a daunting experience at first. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
With so many different types of kits and systems available, how do you know which one is right for you? This page aims to answers those queries quickly, and provide you with the right information so you can clearly understand what the benefits are that each type of system offers. If you have already bought a kit and want to get started on your installation, check out our Manuals & Information page.
Confused? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s start:
Underfloor Heating Explained
Underfloor heating comes in two different forms:
- Electric underfloor heating
- Water underfloor heating (also called hydronic or wet)
Both system essentially do the same thing: they warm the floor evenly and heat the room. They have the capacity to be the primary heat source as long as the room is sufficiently insulated, and are a viable and energy efficient alternative to replacing inefficient radiator systems. Underfloor heating can also be much cheaper to run then radiators, and far more more environmentally friendly. Underfloor heating also offers heath benefits as dust distribution is reduced to almost zero. By removing all moisture from carpets, dust mites simply cannot live. This gives underfloor heating a huge advantage over radiators to asthma sufferers, as the air quality is much cleaner.
Let’s look in more detail at the different heating systems and the variations of each one to help you decide which is right for you.
Electric vs Water Underfloor Heating
Both electric and water underfloor systems can be really great – so give yourself the time to look at both. From large-scale commercial builds to home renovations, check out both of our handy starter guides to see which suits your needs best:
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