Underfloor heating is something that you may associate with luxury housing, but it’s accessible to anyone. Both electric and water-based heating systems run under the floor to provide a radiant heat that emanates from under your feet. But is this type of heating better than the traditional radiator? In most cases, yes.
However, like traditional radiators, underfloor heating systems can run into problems from time to time. To extend the lifespan of your underfloor heating and make sure it stays in great condition for years to come, it’s important to learn how to recognise potential problems so you can have them inspected as soon as possible.
To help you do so, we’ve listed some of the most common signs that it’s time to repair or replace your home’s underfloor heating below.
Your floor isn’t heating up
If your floor isn’t heating up, it’s important to have your underfloor system inspected by an engineer as soon as possible. There are several reasons why your floor may not be heating up, including the following:
● Air-locked pipes
● Blocked pipes
● Leaking pipes
To make sure the problem is identified and resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, make sure you call underfloor heating professionals as soon as you’ve spotted an issue.
Your flooring has become damaged
If your underfloor heating isn’t functioning as it should, your flooring may begin to warp or show signs of damage. This can occur if your underfloor heating system heats up or cools down too quickly, or if the system doesn’t distribute the heat evenly enough.
Warped or damaged flooring is one of the most obvious signs that your underfloor heating system is in need of repair, so make sure you inspect your flooring frequently to make sure it doesn’t go undetected.
Your heating system is making strange noises
Have you noticed your underfloor heating system making gurgling noises? If yes, then it’s important to have a professional engineer check over your system as soon as possible. Unlike your radiators, your underfloor heating shouldn’t make any noise; banging or gurgling sounds could indicate there’s a blockage or air bubble in the system’s pipes.
Fortunately, this problem can usually be resolved by flushing or bleeding the system, but it’s important not to do this yourself. The last thing you want to do is make the problem worse.
If you’ve spotted a problem with your underfloor heating system or you’re concerned about your boiler, it’s always best to call professional gas heating engineers, such as the team at Gastech Heating & Plumbing, to conduct an inspection.
Based in Blackwood, we’re the go-to heating engineers for customers in the local area, and are proud to specialise in underfloor heating installation and repair services, in addition to boiler installations, oil tank installations, bathroom installations and more.
For more information about the services we offer or to discuss your requirements with a member of the team, get in touch with us at Gastech Heating & Plumbing today.