Is The Cost Of Underfloor Heating Worth It?

Last Updated on November 23, 2021 by Kravelv

Underfloor heating is the best way to keep your bathroom warm. It is mainly used in cold places or those that lie at high altitudes. It does not just make your living space, especially your bathroom, feel cozy. It also saves up wall space while distributing the warmth in your bathroom evenly. You can save money in the long run by having underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is a revolutionary way to keep your house warm. It replaces traditional heaters and radiators, frees up extra space, and adds luxury to your lifestyle.

worker installing underfloor heating

People from cold places around the world have been choosing underfloor heating for their homes. If you are considering keeping your home warm through underfloor heating, you must consider the advantages of having it installed in your home. Weighing the advantages of underfloor heating will prevent you from investing in it when it is inefficient for your home. 

When installing an underfloor heater in your home, you have to remove the flooring and install it again. A tiler can help you efficiently remove tiles and put them back again after the heater is installed. You can get tiler quotes to know the budget you need to prepare for the best deal in your area. You can ask and compare quotes to choose the tiler that can give you quality service at a reasonable price. How much does a tiler costs? The rate depends on the complexity of work, but it is in the bracket of $35 to $150 per square meter.

The Pros Of Underfloor Heating

Here are the advantages of underfloor heating that you can consider before having it in your home. If you think that these pros are efficient for your home, now is the time to have an underfloor heater installed on your floor.

1. Energy Efficient

Radiant and water-based heating are the two types of heating systems. It can sustain the warmth for quite a long, long time in a balanced and efficient way. You can keep your whole living space or just one room with equal distribution of warmth. A warm water system runs water through pipes that generate heat with wires connected to wires beneath the floors and provide equal heat distribution in an area.

Traditional radiators require a far higher amount of electricity to keep a room warm. It requires 65 to 75 degrees Celsius to heat a room effectively. In comparison, underfloor heating needs only 29 degrees Celsius to heat a room effectively, and it guarantees an equal distribution of warmth. Hence, it consumes less energy that means a lower energy bill for you.

2. Less maintenance 

Another good thing about underfloor heating is that it does not require a lot of maintenance practice, and it is also effortless to operate. Water heating systems have enhanced thermostats and easily navigated controls for heating specific zones. Some electrical underfloor heating has an extensive warranty, while water heating systems need an occasional check-up to make sure that they are functioning well. 

Underfloor heating is beneficial for busy households with little time to maintain their room heating systems. It does not need to be rechecked time and time. It just needs an occasional checkup, and if you think it is still functioning at ease, you can skip occasional checkups. The entire control is in your hand, and you just have to make sure that you are operating it carefully and appropriately. Your underfloor heater allows you to heat your room at the right time and at the right temperature whenever you need it.

3. More Freedom For Room Design

Since your room is kept warm through a heater beneath your floor, you have a bigger space inside your home because there are no heat radiators inside. You can maximize the area of your room, especially the walls where most radiators are placed. You can paint your walls, hang your pictures, or just have a minimalist design for your room without being interrupted by a heat radiator. This way, your room looks pleasant and feels warm.

Underfloor heating works with any type of floor coverings, such as tiles, stone, wood, laminate, vinyl, and even carpet. That is why you do not have to worry about adjusting your home’s flooring just to achieve a warm and cosy place for your family.

4. Comfortable

Underfloor heating is not just low maintenance. It is also safe and comfortable for your family. There are no visible electric wires and pieces of equipment that can harm you and the children in your home. There is also no air movement caused by radiators that blow heat out of a room. Underfloor heating gets rid of air movement, which means less dust circulating and fewer allergens in the air that your family breathes. Hence, with underfloor heating, you can stay at home safely and comfortably, breathing pure air in a warm and cosy room.

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