What is Water Underfloor Heating?
Water underfloor heating is a viable alternative to the electric version, and still remains a cost effective option in comparison to the use of radiators. Hot water under floor heating provides you not only supreme warmth in a room, but also has the advantage of providing heat under foot, making it the perfect solution for traditionally colder stone or tiled floors.
Pipes are thicker than wires, so there needs to be enough room in your floor for the system to be installed, or the ground may need to be slightly raised. This means that while they’re a great solution for new builds, they can be difficult to install on some properties.
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Benefits of Water Underfloor Heating
Most systems come with a quality guarantee for 25 years. This means manufacturers are confident in their product. As a result,, one more of the advantages of underfloor heating is there are no regular maintenance costs to incur unlike traditional convection heating.
Other central heating systems use convection to distribute the heat, This causes dust to circulate in the air which is bad for asthma suffers and the like. Also the way the heat is distributed means that the air isn’t as dry which is much better for the elderly with breathing conditions or arthritis
The running cost is much cheaper compared to electric underfloor heating systems.
As it’s an underfloor heating system there is no need for radiators as such, you have another wall in your room you can personalise.
The system covers the whole surface area of the floor. This means the distribution of heat is all over which is great for wet rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms as the floor will dry very quickly.