If you’re thinking about making significant improvements to your home, you might be wondering whether or not to install a water underfloor heating system. These systems which can help heat your home from the ground up, as well as counteract the natural coldness of stone and tile flooring under foot. Here are some of the key benefits you should be aware of if you are thinking about installing water underfloor heating in your home.
Radiators are of course the more traditional means of heating homes, but they are terribly inefficient from an energy point of view. You are relying on a singular heat source managing to heat an entire room.
Unlike a radiator positioned at one end of a room, Water underfloor heating is spread throughout the room, or even the whole house. The heat rises through the floor uniformly, meaning better heat coverage across the room and less heat lost overall. Less heat loss means less energy is needed to maintain the heat and therefore more money saved, which more than offsets the upfront costs over time.
Some people are put off by wet underfloor heating systems because they have heard that they can take longer to heat up than other systems. While this is technically true, underfloor heating systems also stay hot for longer. And the longer warm up time is easily remedied by setting your underfloor heating system to a timer. For example, you can very easily set your underfloor heating to come on half an hour before you are due to get up in the morning. By the time you get out of bed, the chill will have been taken off the floor under you feet.
Another every day benefit is that if you don’t have to worry about little ones touching a hot radiator when unsupervised. All heating elements involved with water underfloor heating are naturally under the floor out of harm’s way.
Being able to climb out of bed and comfortably walk around your house barefoot in the mornings is a little luxury that anyone can enjoy. In winter particularly, underfloor heating has a big impact on your level of comfort in the home.
For this reason, as well as the savings on energy bills over time, undefloor heating is so highly desirable that it can actually add value to your property, making it even more of an investment.
If you are looking for a touch of luxury which will also make your home more energy efficient and valuable long term, water underfloor heating is for you.