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Pros and Cons of Underfloor Heating

November 6, 2019

If you’re looking to keep your home warm, then underfloor heating is a great way to do this! It distributes heat evenly around your room, lovely to walk on and frees your walls from radiators making more room for storage. However, if you own an older house then it can be more costly to install so you might want to considers the pros and cons of underfloor heating.

 

Pros:

 

  • One of the main advantages of underfloor heating is comfort! It keeps your feet lovely and warm allowing you to walk around barefoot all year round. This helps most in the bathroom when you step out of the bath or shower.

  • Heat will be distributed evenly and consistently around each room.

  • You can purchase a sized unit that is suitable to your business which will cover a larger area than a radiator, this will work at a lower temperature to help reduce your heating bills.

  • Even if your winders are open or you have a room that is very draughty then with underfloor heating your floors will stay warm.

  • Underfloor heating will not spoil your décor or take up any space in your room as it is hidden under your floor.

  • You can install it underneath stone, tile, wood or carpeted floors.

  • Underfloor heating could enhance your homes selling price as it has a reputation for being state of the art and high spec.

 

Cons:

 

  • One of the main problems with underfloor heating is the cost, it can cost a lot to install as well as being difficult. Even though it makes your heating bills lower, you’re unlikely to recoup your initial outlay.

  • If you have an older building, then creating the right conditions under the floor can take time and maybe cause major upheaval.

  • Sometimes it takes a long time to warm up, which is why we suggest using a timer to make sure rooms are warm enough for when you want to use them.

  • You might have to rearrange your furniture as you can’t use it with some items of furniture or fittings.

  • If you only install a smaller system you might find you need radiators anyway as the floor will be warm, but the rest of the room will be cold.

 

 

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