Can you imagine anything lovelier than walking barefoot through your home and feeling warmth under your feet? Waking up in the morning and putting your feet on the floor, already pleasantly warm to the touch? Underfloor heating may sound like a luxury, but it’s actually becoming a rather common method of heating your home.
Should you install underfloor heating? While that’s up to you, it’s a great idea and has a number of wonderful benefits.
Children can play happily wherever they wish without worry. There are no hot radiators or sharp edges that could harm them from heating equipment. You never need to be careful about where you place items that could melt, as the overall temperature of the floor is much cooler than a radiator. Overall, underfloor heating simply gives you a safer environment to live in.
It’s More Energy Efficient
Where radiators need to be kept at a rather high temperature in order to heat the room they’re in, that’s due to the fact that they are small. Usually, radiators must be at 56-75°C in order to properly heat the space. Underfloor heating only needs to reach 29°C maximum to warm the room, thanks to the extra surface space. You’ll use far less energy when you use floor heating. This saves money, but it also reduces your carbon footprint.
There Are No Cold Spots
When you use a radiator or air vent to heat a room, it heats unevenly. The area closest to the heating unit will be warmer while the areas further away will be colder. That can be frustrating as a homeowner, when you just want to be evenly and consistently warm. Radiant heating rises from the entire floor, so there’s no one spot that is warmer than another. It also evenly heats the air as the heat rises from across the floor.
Minimal Maintenance is Required
Once the underfloor heating is installed, it basically needs no maintenance. Whether you’re using a water or electric system, both will be independent. This is truly a set it and forget it situation, which many homeowners appreciate.
Easier to Decorate
When you have no radiators or vents on the walls and floor, you have more space to decorate. There are fewer obstacles to work around, so you can create the room of your dreams. This is one of the biggest advantages of having underfloor heating, so you don’t need to worry about where you put furniture, apart from windows, doors, and your own personal taste.
Are you interested in underfloor heating? Gastech can help. Based in Blackwood, we install and maintain underfloor heating systems across South Wales. To learn more about the benefits of underfloor heating, please contact our friendly and professional team today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.