Underfloor heating is increasingly popular within properties, with many homeowners recognising the benefits over conventional radiators. Although it can have a slightly higher initial cost of installation, there are many long term benefits. We have highlighted five benefits offered by underfloor heating to help you weigh up your options.
One of the greatest things about underfloor heating is that it is completely discrete unlike conventional radiators. This can give your home a clean and seamless look as your walls are completely free to stand out. Underfloor heating can be used with a wide range of flooring which allows you to get your desired interior décor. Not only is this discrete for aesthetical benefits, but is also space efficient so you do not have to work around radiators.
Underfloor heating is generally more energy efficient in comparison to radiators. It can heat up the entire room much quicker so you do not have to leave the heating on for hours. The heat is also retained a lot better within the floor itself once turned off, keeping your home toasty warm for longer. Additionally, it can be controlled by a thermostat allowing each room to be set to your desired temperature.
One of the greatest benefits of installing underfloor heating is the low maintenance costs. It will rarely ever require any form of maintenance which is a big bonus. All pipes and cables return to a single manifold allowing easy maintenance as all connections are located in one place as opposed to radiators which have separate joints for each one.
Radiators will result in a growth of dust mites due to the damp and moisture in the ground level, which can collect over time and be very difficult to clean. This is significantly reduced upon the installation of underfloor heating as moisture is too low for dust mites to produce. This can also create a much better living environment for those who suffer from asthma.
You often find everyone hovering around the radiator and avoiding the colder patches in a room. Underfloor heating works evenly within an entire space which reduces cold spots and provides overall comfort within a warm room.
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