With winters as cold as that just gone, keeping your home warm is an absolute must.
However, the high costs of running multiple radiators can be enough to make your winter blues last until July. Fortunately, there is an energy-saving alternative that can both raise the temperature and lower your bills.
Based on the simple science of rising heat, underfloor heating offers several excellent benefits and according to some experts, is a great way to up your property’s worth.
It’s little wonder that trading up old-fashioned radiators for sophisticated underfloor heating systems is increasingly popular amongst those carrying out home improvements.
Equal Distribution of Heat
Unlike with conventional radiators, an even and consistent temperature is emitted across the whole room, meaning that no area is warmer or cooler than another.
No longer will there be a need to fight over the seat next to the radiator next Christmas dinner!
Saving Space With Underfloor Heating
Working on the principle of the latest home technology becoming sleeker and less imposing, why not make your heating system virtually disappear?
Ideal for first-time buyers with little bang for their buck, and seasoned homeowners with excess belongings, the absence of a clunky radiator gives you much more space to play with.
Whether you require that extra few inches to position your bed snugly against the chimney breast without obstruction, or just long for an aesthetically pleasing living room, free of eye-sores.
You’d be amazed how much bigger your home would feel if the heater were swept under the carpet.
‘Versa-tile’ – Works With Most Types Of Floor
Although industry specialists advise that hard flooring surfaces such as ceramic and stone get the best out of UHF due to high thermal conductive properties, most coverings are compatible.
This is good news for those of us who want to improve the efficiency and quality of our heating, but don’t want to do away with a favoured style of flooring.
Two things to remember, though: Underlays made of Felt and polyurethane materials can interfere with the transfer of heat, so they shouldn’t be used. The thickness of the flooring also needs to be considered, but your heating engineer should have already thought this through. If in doubt, contact Add Heat to see if your preferred flooring is compatible.
Regain Control With Underfloor Heating
Everyone has different sensitivities and preferences when it comes to temperature, meaning the home thermostat level can be a point of contention.
With dedicated heating controls, you can control the temperature of each room individually.
Long gone the days of suffering in the discomfort of too hot or too cold.
What’s more, with designated thermostats you can switch off the heating in unused rooms – making your home greener and, perhaps most appealing of all, saving you money.
The Money Shot – Energy Efficiency
As we all know, heating can be an expensive business, not least on those icy winter mornings when we’re reaching for that thermostat whilst still wrapped in the duvet.
It’s unsurprising that energy efficiency is most people’s primary consideration when shopping around for ways to best heat their home.
Unlike traditional radiators which cool down quickly, underfloor heating systems retain heat for longer, meaning that you can reduce the amount of time that they are left on for. Ultimately, this warms your home for longer without breaking the bank.