Underfloor heating can either be a heating system that makes your floor warm, or it can be your primary heat source, replacing your radiators. Underfloor heating either comes as electric cables that generate heat, or as a water system that uses piping and a pump to push the hot water around each floor.
Underfloor heating works by distributing water through the piping below the floor, smart thermostats control the heat of the water so that a constant temperature is maintained. Any heat source can be used from traditional boilers to modern day heat pumps. What makes underfloor heating so effective is that the heating starts at the bottom of the room meaning that the bulk of the heat is kept around the middle, and this gives an even spread of warmth too. Radiators on the other hand heat by convection sending the heat straight up to the ceiling which results in the floor being the coldest part of the room and leaves lots of cold patches throughout the room.
It takes around 2 days to install underfloor heating. Electricians and plumbers will be needed depending on the type of underfloor heating you have installed, they’ll need to take up the top floorboards and fit the piping and cables. You should also have an assessment done beforehand to see what your house needs, this takes around 1-2 hours.
Underfloor heating costs between £60 and £180 per metre squared, depending on the type of heating you have installed and the type of property you have. Generally speaking underfloor heating costs:
Yes. In fact we actively encourage you to get as much work done at the same time as possible as it saves money as you have builders already on site, it means less disruption as you only have the builders in once, and it’s less carbon intensive so better for the environment. Also underfloor heating goes hand-in-hand with getting a ground source heat pump.
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