Electric underfloor heating is an exceptional source of heating for your home and is vastly becoming the most modern way for homeowners to heat their homes. Installed in hundreds of thousands of UK homes it is also increasingly popular in public buildings such as hotels and student accommodation. An alternative to traditional methods, underfloor heating essentially turns your floor into a radiator making you wave bye-bye to those pesky cold spots and tiles you face on a cold British morning. Viewed by many as an item of luxury, underfloor heating is actually very affordable and efficient and is packed full of pros such as the system being hidden out of view offering more space and leaving the interior design of your home completely up to you, just the way it should be. It can also be installed under virtually any floor covering such as carpet or wood but it is more commonly used under tiles and stone making it perfect for your bathroom and kitchen. You would be mad not to consider it in your home!
Electric underfloor heating is available in either a mat or cable form and is installed under the floor. A mat is generally best for larger open spaces whilst a cable is more suited to an awkward shaped room due to the flexibility the cable offers. Both rely on a series of wires under the floor that push heat upwards in order to evenly distribute heat which eliminates unwanted draughts and offers a minimal look in the home by not needing radiators. A layer of screed is placed below to ensure the floor is flat before insulation is then placed on top which makes the system run efficiently and fuss free. Using electric underfloor heating also allows you to run the system at lower temperatures but still provides greater comfort and you and your feet will be toasty and snug due to the even distribution of the heat making you and the room feel warmer.
Electric underfloor heating is relatively easy to install and you would be able to complete this yourself as long as you are competent with DIY however a qualified electrician will be required to connect the system and the thermostat to the mains so you can easily adjust the temperature and allow the system to run smoothly and resourcefully. Underfloor heating is also available using a water system instead of electric however this is more complex to install and is generally more costly to purchase as the electric systems are not too thin and the floor will not need to be raised. The only other costs incurred when purchasing electric underfloor heating are installation, insulation, thermostat choice and screeding, making the process moderately affordable and simple.
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