Underfloor Heating – What You Need To Know
Do your rooms still feel cold even though you have a room heater and other radiators installed? You may start looking for new ways to heat your room. One way you can do this is to have underfloor heating. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk on a warm floor and not feel the shivers under your feet when you step on it? Underfloor heating works in a straightforward way. A very thin heating wire or pipe is installed under the floors of the room, which when turned on radiates heat and warms up the floor evenly so that there are no cold spots in the room.
What Type Of Underfloor Heating Should You Get?
There are two types of underfloor heating that you can opt for. One is electrical underfloor heating, and the other is water-based underfloor heating.
- Electrical underfloor heating – This system makes use of electricity to heat the thin wires that are installed under the floor. The electricity comes from the main power supply. This system is cheaper and easier to install, but in the long run, this becomes more expensive to run. It is best to use this type of heating system for small rooms or areas. One benefit of this system is that it does not require any extra flooring or subfloors, so it does not increase floor levels.
- Warm water underfloor heating – Instead of electricity, this system uses warm water from pipes that are installed on the subfloor. Again this system needs to be connected to the central heating system. Big rooms or bigger areas are more suited for this type of heating system. The drawback of this system is that it is quite a hassle to install this heating system, so it’s best installed when building anew but it is cheaper to run in the long run as it reduces heating bills. Plumbing Bristol are expert installers of warm water underfloor heating