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The rising popularity of underfloor heating

1417678_94310250Traditional heating systems, which use boilers and radiators, can be expensive to run and aren’t as efficient as other methods.

It is for this reason that underfloor heating is becoming increasingly popular. It is versatile, environmentally friendly and cheap to run. Water underfloor heating and electric systems are the two main forms, and both have their pros and cons.

Underfloor heating can be installed beneath virtually any type of flooring and in any type of building. It can be used in just one room or across multiple spaces. Although it can be installed by someone who is competent with DIY, it is advisable to hire a professional, especially when it comes to connecting the system to the mains.

For underfloor heating to be fully effective, it is essential to insulate the space beneath the floor, usually with tile backer boards. Any size room can be heated with this type of system, with various versions available.

There are many advantages to underfloor heating systems, with the main benefit being cost. They are cheaper to install and simple to maintain, requiring very little maintenance. A reputable installer will offer a long guarantee period which demonstrates the reliability of the system it is offering.

While traditional radiators produce draughty, cold spots, underfloor heating provides an even temperature which starts at the floor and rises. As the system is installed beneath the flooring, it will remain out of sight, providing greater freedom when it comes to decorating your home. Consult with a professional to discover which type of underfloor heating is most suitable for your needs.