WHICH IS CHEAPER AND MORE EFFICIENT - UNDERFLOOR HEATING OR RADIATORS?
Nobody wants a drafty home in the winter, and now with new technology and innovation, heating your home has never been more cost-effective, efficient and affordable. Underfloor heating systems have become increasingly popular in the UK due to a range of factors. There are two types of underfloor heating systems, water-based and electric. Both have the same benefits, just different means of emission. Once installed, your floor will emit heat into your room upwards, distributing the heat evenly across the room keeping your home warm in the colder seasons.
Stepping out of bed to a warm floor is definitely a luxury, but there are many practical, cost-effective and efficient reasons why we believe considering switching from a conventional radiator, to underfloor heating could benefit you and your family. Here at Uheat, we are equipped with an excellent wide range of underfloor heating kits and expert knowledge, with free quotes from our specialists, we are here to help you find the perfect solution for your home.
Radiators require open space with no obstructions to fully circulate heat around your living space. Any furniture and large items often tend to absorb any emitting heat, making it difficult to find the perfect space in your room and often times not being the most aesthetically pleasing when it comes to your home's interior design. This often urges people to congregate to the wall in which the radiator is positioned for maximum heat transfer.
With our underfloor heating solutions, these situations are eliminated. Underfloor heating is excellent for providing even heat distribution around your room due to the floor radiating heat upwards. This means no more huddling in front of the radiators for warmth and comfort. Not only this but from an aesthetic point of view, you no longer need to take into account which wall is the best place to install your radiator, as underfloor heating won't take up space in your room or be disrupted by your furniture layout.
Saving money on your utility bills is always a great feeling, and due to underfloor heating utilising a larger surface space, means that it can run at lower cost and temperature, and as it requires little maintenance you should be able to see a saving on your energy bill, leaving you extra money to spend on the things that matter to you.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY BENEFITS OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING?
There are also many health and safety benefits when it comes to underfloor heating, such as eliminating hazards when it comes to children and pets. This is because underfloor heating doesn't leave any heating elements exposed.
Many homeowners have also noticed that pets prefer the comfort that an underfloor heating system can provide. With even distribution of warmth across the floor’s entire surface area, and for those pets suffering from aches, pains or joint problems, underfloor heating can provide some much-needed relief.
Since underfloor heating doesn't attract or circulate pet hairs and dust, as standard radiators do, it also has the benefit of helping to alleviate any unwanted symptoms in those suffering from asthma and allergies, making your home more comfortable for everybody.
Whether you're a professional trader or an avid DIYer, with our guidance and after-purchase support you too can have high-quality reliable underfloor heating in your home. For more information on these benefits be sure to check out our other guides and advice pages to read these topics in more detail.