Underfloor heating can make a big difference to the feel, space and value of your home. So if it seems like time you upgraded your home please contact us today for more information.
Below are a few of the benefits of underfloor heating compared to a radiator system
- Cost to run underfloor heating.
An average underfloor heating system costs anywhere almost 15% – 40% less than a conventional radiator system to run.
- Underfloor Heating Is Cheaper to buy and install.
When installing a system into a new build property with a screeded floor under floor heating is cheaper to buy and install than a radiator system.
- Space saving.
As a result, under floor heating enables you to design your room using all the room space without having to work around unsightly radiators.
This innovative heating provides a much more comfortable environment as the heat surrounds you leaving no cold spots unlike a radiator system where the heat rises leaving your ceiling the warmest part of the room.
Under floor heating helps to reduce house dust mites as the moisture content is too low to allure dust mites to live, giving asthma sufferers a much better living environment.
- Underfloor Heating Control.
Under floor heating is controlled by a thermostat in each room enabling each room to be set to your desired temperature.
- Underfloor Heating Maintenance.
There must be no no joints in the floor unlike a radiator system which has joints for each radiator All the pipes and cables return to the manifold allowing easy maintenance as all connections are located in one place (at the manifold).
- Warm Floors
Under floor heating leaves you with a nice warm floor so you can install practical floor coverings without them being cold. (example tiles)
Retro-fit underfloor heating
Under floor heating can now be installed without digging up the floor.
Retrofit under floor heating can be installed with just 15mm gain on the floor height, consequently this provides an easier solution to provide heat to your home.
How does it work?
- First of all we start by removing the current flooring, this may be carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring
- It is then time to install the insulation boards on the floor
- The low height 12mm pipe goes into the insulation boards, layed to a pre-planned pattern
- We then lay the new floor covering on top. (Laminate and carpet requires the underfloor heating to be covered by floor leveling compound to prevent damage to the pipework)
So it really is that simple.
How long does it take to install underfloor heating?
We usually recommend leaving approximately 2 days from start to finish to complete the job. However the house needs to be completely empty during this time to allow access to the floor.
Which flooring can I use on top of the under floor heating?
Is seems like there are many different floor types which can be used to go on top of under floor heating. So we recommend speaking to your flooring supplier to ensure you get the correct floor covering.
Which Brand do you use and Why?
We use Circoflopro under floor heating due to the high quality materials, provided at a low cost. Click here to find out more.
Why choose us?
We were able to make changes and adjustments to the original plans and encouraged in other areas. It is without reservation that we endorse and recommend Jason and JAS plumbing – and also thank him very much for his efforts, cleanliness and great attitude.
Replace old gas boiler with a new one. Alter pipework to suit. Very competent and competitively priced. Would greatly recommend.