Amber underfloor heating system

Pros and Cons of Underfloor Heating You Didn’t Know

What better way to walk on air, than glide through your home or business on warm and toasty floorboards. Realise your heating needs are met, literally from the ground up. While enclosing you in comfort and contentment throughout your day. It is particularly ideal for those opting for a minimal look in their homes. The beauty is that underfloor heating, distributes your heating in an even fashion into each corner of your home. It frees space that can be congested with radiators and allows it to breath for clean lines with fresh art-work and surfaces ready for bookshelves. One of the downsides, however, is that it can be expensive to install – especially if you reside in older buildings. That’s why we are taking the headache out of heating and helping you choose the right fit.

Pros of underfloor heating systems:

  • What system? Your sightline will be clean, the beauty of underfloor heating is that it is hidden. Out of sight. Calming your view.
  • It may enhance the selling price of your property should you wish to sell. Underfloor heating is seen as a large investment into a substantial building and it is there for the long run.
  • Economical on space. Underfloorheating eliminates the need for radiators, stand-alone heaters or even fireplaces. The system provides a new look to out-dated environments.
  • Your home is elevated as state-of-the-art and can be much sought after with improvements like underfloor heating, a wise investment for a sustainable future.
  • Even if the windows are open and the room is draughty – there is the assurance of a constant heat within.
  • It is consistent. The heat is distributed evenly and consistently around each room.
  • The system can be installed below any floor type. Even carpeted floors (1.5 tog thickness only) are possible. Also stone, wood and tile floors are included.
  • No better comfort than waking up and placing a cold foot onto immediate heat and warmth. The same for a quick trip out of a cold bathroom.
  • More economical. One unit has the capacity to heat a larger area than individual radiators all on at a low temperature. In effect if could reduce a heafty heating bill.

Cons about underfloor heating:

  • It is an investment that needs thought and planning. It can be difficult to visualise and in some respects it can be daunting to undertake.
  • The initial outlay might exceed expectations and the return on savings on electric bills might also include recouping the money spent initially.
  • You need the right conditions. Sometimes depending on the floor – it may be unwise to invest in the system. This could be due to old and worn flooring or brittle sections.
  • If you wish to provide the right conditions that may take up more time from the installation plans, and set you back in time.
  • Heavy bulky items of furniture or set pieces may impede the installation and in some cases they may have to be removed entirely. So it’s wise to see what you may need to keep or not.
  • Timers are necessary for use to conserve and maintain a constant heating temperature. So it is important to remember to set them to the correct time.
  • In some instances – with smaller systems – the heating output may not be sufficient and it may be necessary to include stand-alone heaters into the room. More bulky items may take up space.
  • Once installed it could prove difficult to remove.

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CHRIS MARCINIAK has been the tile expert for 20 years. Travels through continents and depths of the internet in search of the unique inspirations in the field of interior design. Art Director and Visual Designer. Lover of the Italian culture, cuisine and design.