Ask any homeowner who has underfloor heating, and chances are they will tell you that they never want to be without it again. Nothing beats the luxury of warmth underfoot – especially first thing in the morning. Underfloor heating is also convenient, frees up wall space and can add value to your home.
Although there is an initial outlay for the installation, the value it adds to your property will make up for any money you have spend. With a good underfloor heating control system, it’s easy to keep temperatures low (or even off) in rooms that are rarely used, while key living areas are kept as warm as liked.
This is also a useful feature for people who like to manage their own temperature in their own spaces – after all, some of us feel the cold more than others.
And underfloor heating is that, once fitted, requires very little maintenance.
Underfloor heating is generally a little more efficient than old-fashioned heating solutions. Because the floor itself is heated, it retains heat far better than traditional solutions that cool down very quickly when turned off.
Your house will also feel more comfortable when heated through the floor, because the temperature will be consistent around the room and there will be no arguments about the spot near the heater!
Underfloor heating is also more hygienic. With a traditional heater, floors remain cold and dampness at ground level can occur. This is the perfect breeding ground for the dreaded dust mite. However, with underfloor heating, any dust mites and other creepy crawlies will find the environment too warm and dry for them to live and breed in.
Studies show that underfloor heating can reduce the amount of dust mites present by up to 80%. As a result, people who suffer from respiratory illnesses such as asthma will feel far more comfortable.
Contrary to popular belief, underfloor heating can now be installed with the vast majority of floor surfaces provided you choose the correct system. So go and get yours! You know you want to.Tags: Carpets & Flooring, Home Maintenance & Services, Seasonal