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7 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is both sustainable and cost-effective. However, there are many misconceptions surrounding their worth and efficiency. In this blog, we’ll debunk some of these myths and prove why underfloor heating is a heating system you should invest in.

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Myth 1: Underfloor heating is more expensive than radiators

While there may be a higher upfront cost for underfloor heating installation, you need to take into account that this is a cost-effective investment that will save you money in the long run. As this heating system is more energy efficient, users will notice they end up spending less on their energy bills and maintenance works in comparison to traditional radiators.

Myth 2: A house with underfloor heating won’t get warm

Underfloor heating may not produce as much heat as a conventional radiator. However, it does generate enough heat to create a comfortable environment. Heat will be distributed evenly throughout the entire floor surface and the room temperature can reach temperatures of 25°C.

Myth 3: Underfloor heating is only compatible with new homes

Actually, underfloor heating is suitable for both new and existing homes. However, with existing homes it is better to opt for a dry system - this won’t raise the floor level too much.

Myth 4: Underfloor heating causes bad blood circulation

Some people mistakenly believe that underfloor heating causes bad blood circulation. You don’t have to worry about this - with modern day underfloor heating, this technology is now so advanced that it gives you full control over the temperature. Furthermore, today’s standards don’t even allow underfloor heating to reach higher temperatures than deemed healthy.

Myth 5: Underfloor heating is only useful in winter

Although many people believe that underfloor heating can only be used in winter, it’s actually ideal during the summer months because it does work at low temperatures too. If your house has a heat pump, you can also use your underfloor heating for cooling.

Myth 6: Floor heaters take longer to heat up

Underfloor heating systems are actually very responsive, with many able to reach optimal comfort temperatures in as little as 20 minutes. While water underfloor heating takes longer to heat up a room, they can be used as a form of storage heating due to their innovative design. This means you can keep your home cosy for longer with lower running costs.

Myth 7: Underfloor heating systems are only suitable for kitchens and bathrooms

Nowadays, you’ll find that you can get underfloor heating all over your home. Underfloor heating can be installed in just one room or throughout your entire house.

If you’re seeking underfloor heating installation, Gastech can help. We specialise in heating systems - from boiler installation to central heating repairs, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our fantastic services.

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