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Top 5 Benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating

Electric underfloor heating is a modern way of heating the home and is popular with homeowners and businesses alike, particularly in the Tourism trade.  It acts as a smart alternative to traditional systems.  You can learn more about the technical side of electric underfloor heating here. Below are the things we love the most about our electric underfloor heating…

SPACE:   Electric underfloor heating is essentially turning the floor into a radiator which eliminates the need forshutterstock_59589844 probably the ugliest part of a room freeing up the wall and floor space so that you can place your furniture wherever you like. This will make the area seem a lot larger which is a potential buyers dream.

TEMPERATURES:    As electric underfloor heating is installed and spread out beneath the floor, where heat will rise, it means it does not need to be run at high temperatures like a radiator system and will provide an even, comfortable surface temperature.  Radiators are normally installed in a corner and would need to be run at high temperatures in order to feel the benefit.

HEALTH:         Many people are unaware that electric underfloor heating can provide many health benefits for those with severe allergies. As the system runs at much lower temperatures and is evenly distributed across the room it will circulate cleaner air which reduces the likelihood of allergies caused by dust and will reduce dampness and eliminate cold spots and draughts which will provide relaxed living for all the family.

COSTS:   Underfloor heating is viewed by many as an item of luxury but not miQ-Orangeany people know that it is very affordable.  The system itself is run at lower temperatures and uses less energy when compared to a traditional system so is guaranteed to be cheaper to run. Electric underfloor heating is also very easy to install and can be done yourself if you are relatively happy with your DIY skills, whatsmore is that once the system has been successfully wired up by an electrician is that virtually no maintenance will be required!

VERSATILE:   Electric underfloor heating will fit perfectly in any type of room.  It is available in either a mat form, best for large open spaces, or a cable form which is best for smaller, awkwardly shaped rooms. It can practically be installed under any type of floor covering from carpet, tiles, stone and wood.  As it is out of sight and out of mind it won’t clash with any of your décor which gives you the freedom to do whatever you like with your interior design. With plenty of thermostat options available in a variety of colours including the Pro IQ in Summer Orange or a 3IE in Leaf Green means there is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.

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Thinking about Electric Underfloor Heating

Electric underfloor heating is an exceptional source of heating for your home and is vastly becoming the most modern way for homeowners toUFHS-Mat-Kit-Double-Mat-Only 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 placeiQ-stat-blackd 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 ProWarm choice and screeding, making the process moderately affordable and simple.

Made up your mind and decided you want to think about installing electric underfloor heating in your home? Head over to The Underfloor Heating Store where fantastic brands are on sale such as ProWarm, Warmup & Devi where prices begin at only £113.99 for a mat and £84.99 for a cable! Head over to our Facebook page where we are offering an exclusive discount code for liking our page!