The Advantages of Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is certainly something that’s come into its own the last few years, and even if you don’t have it in your own home chances are you know someone that does. Its bee cropping up more and more over the last few years, and we can certainly see most homes having it installed in twenty or so years. Although it is a modern phenomenon, it’s actually been around thousands of years with the Romans first using a basic version in their bath houses. So let’s have a look at why underfloor heating is totally worth all the money…

Ease To Run

Of course underfloor heating would count for nothing unless it was easy and simple to use, we simply do not have the time to be messing about with complicated controls! It needs virtually no maintenance to keep it working, and the warm up controls ensure that your heating runs in the most economical way possible. The best feature is that you can decide when it goes on and off, so no extra expenses of having it running when you don’t need it.

Energy Efficiency

Generally speaking, underfloor heating requires much less energy to keep running than bulky radiators. This is due to the fact that it needs to run on a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius or less, therefore less energy used and lower bills for you. Most of us would rather spend money on more interesting things than boring heating bills, so we think this is under-floor heating’s biggest benefit! 

Works with most flooring types

The one thing you must be aware of with your under-floor heating is that it works with most flooring types, so you don’t need to worry about that. However, it is not compatible with solid wood flooring, so alternatively go for engineered wood instead. This is due to wood flooring warping and shrinking under any sort of temperature change, so just be aware of this before you have your heart set on underfloor heating and you have gorgeous solid wood floors. With this being said, the flooring types that work with underfloor heating are engineered wood, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles, all of which look strikingly similar to the beautiful natural premise of solid wood flooring, that often it’s impossible to tell them apart!