7 reasons to choose underfloor heating for your home
Low expenses, energy efficiency, comfort, hygiene, easy installation, maximum control, clean design … The heat can be felt mostly with the feet.
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As homeowners we all become more aware of benefits of underfloor heating compared to the conventional heating systems such as radiators, air conditioners, convectors. It’s not a surprise that at this moment it is one of the most effective way of heating. Although, underfloor heating has slightly larger initial cost to install, in surprisingly short time you will see a big difference in your electricity bills.
Due to its high energy efficiency underfloor heating is going to pay for itself and you add priceless value to your home / property.
For those who are interested to learn more about inherent advantages offered by underfloor heating, here are some major advantages:
1. Low maintenance costs
Perhaps one of the most popular reasons why people choose to install underfloor heating, is simply because once it is installed, it would rarely require any maintenance. This applies to both electrical and water underfloor heating.
One of the things that we have to make clear, is that when such a heating is installed once, it has a BIS (Bulgarian Institute for Standardization) and EU standard (in most cases). In that way, when a company perfoms the task of installing such, it usually offers at least 15 years guarantee.
2. High energy efficiency
Usually, underfloor heating is much more efficient than old-fashioned heaters. Therefore, it is more profitable in terms of utility bills.
However, it is wise to do insulation on your floor before you start the installation of underfloor heating. At the same time, the efficiency will be increased. Moreover, it would affect the overall comfort of your heating.
When the floor heats itself the heat remains far longer than traditional radiators, that cool much faster after being turned off, which contributes to rapid cooling of the room. With underfloor heating in your home and office, you hold heat much better and spend less energy to keep it.
In short, compared to other electric or water heating systems, underfloor heating has many advantages. In fact, electric underfloor heating is cheaper to install (you can do it even without experience) but you spend a little more energy to get the desired comfort than using water underfloor heating.
What type of system you choose is a matter of personal choice. For example, when we want to heat only one room dry systems (thеsе that do not use water heating) are perfect solution. Wet systems (those which heat water that warms us) are more effective when we want to heat the whole house / apartment.
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3. Exceptional comfort
In the previous point we already mentioned some reasons, but it’s worth to talk a bit more about it because comfort comes first. You feel cozy and comfortable in your own home when the heat comes from the floor. It is quite simply – the temperature is consistent in every single room. For example, one corner should not be cooler than others. This happens quite often with ineffective systems that rely on natural convection. No more fight for a place near the radiator!
4. Underfloor heating is more hygienic
When we use radiators and all kinds of convectors to heat our home, floors always remain colder, so moisture might appear in the room. This is ideal for the formation of so-called house dust mites that live in the house dust. This is considered to be one of the most common causes of asthma worldwide. When we heat our floor, it is too dry and warm, so they cannot live and multiply in it. The benefits of heating your home with underfloor heating can be overwhelming in a positive aspect. Studies have shown that the installation of radiant electric floor heating system in your home can reduce the presence of dust mites by up to 80%. As a result, people who suffer from diseases like asthma feel much better. Moreover, you do not have to worry about the health of your child when he or she is playing on the floor.
5. It can be installed under most floor coverings
Contrary to public opinion, radiant electric floor heating system can be installed under most floor coverings. Of course, you should make sure in your choice of floor, so consult with competent companies that can calculate for you the exact power required. Many people rely on underfloor heating, especially under hard flooring, such as tiles, marble, granite, etc. because these floor surfaces have a high rate of remission and heat retain (in a lot of cases, radiant heating is the best option for heating wet rooms). However, there is always floorings under which it is not effective, like thick floors with high coefficient of thermal resistance. As this system is dependent on the floor and material, it is important to know that under hard surfaces it is more effective than directly under carpet. Of course, this is still a matter of personal choice.
6. Flexibility in control of room temperature
It is good to have an indoor thermostat in every single room which you heat, so you can keep the desired temperature. Many radiators and convectors have built-in thermostats that can prove to be quite ineffective and unreliable. It would be easy to save money and keep the right temperature with a good control system. This is a great solution for people who like to control temperature and keep coziness and comfort in their home.
7. Optimal solution for spacious rooms
Underfloor heating eliminates admittedly the need of heaters throughout your home and make room that could be used for extra furnishing or just the space to look more spacious and less cluttered. This is really one of the main reasons because of which so many newly built homes offer this type of heating.
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We hope that the above tips underline the potential benefits of underfloor heating. They also show why it is a great choice for every household and a perfect way for efficient energy management. At the end the most important – comfort, cosiness and health in your home. For more information and inquiries – please contact us.