There is a real comfort in being able to walk around your home in your bare feet when there are below zero temperatures outside. But aside from the obvious comfort, what are the other benefits of having underfloor heating? We take a look at all the upsides, from energy saving to design to freeing up space in your home. So, what are the hidden benefits of underfloor heating?
Two very good reasons to install underfloor heating are energy and money savings. Once you’ve got your new heating system up and running, the savings can be substantial. For a start, a good underfloor heating (UFH) system can work to its optimum at low water temperatures. This in turn improves the efficiency of the heat pump, cutting down on energy use. It’s also an ideal match for renewable energy heat sources. By using less energy, you’ll also cut down on heating running costs. UFH can also heat up quickly, in less time than many radiators.
One of great things about underfloor heating is the design freedom it gives you. No radiators means more floor space and room to design fixtures and fittings without having to take into consideration bulky rads or covers. It also means that you don’t have to think about furniture blocking heat sources. It also takes the hassle out of repainting or wallpapering.
A quality UFH system heats up quickly and evenly, giving you comfort throughout the home or building. Radiators focus the heat in one area, whereas underfloor heating provides you with a comfortable heat throughout a room. The radiant heat provided provides a balance of warmth in the air, which cuts down on the feeling of dry air, skin and eyes.
On a practical level, UFH is clean. You avoid having to clean radiators and there is no dust gathering in the gaps in the rads or between them and the wall or floor surface. Warming the floor reduces the occurrence of dust mites, so UFH can be of real benefit to people at risk of allergies.
Underfloor heating is suitable for nearly every project type and can work with a large range of flooring types. Once installation is carried out by an expert using the best in tech, there is no reason why your build, refurb or remodelling couldn’t put UFH as a priority. It’s also a great investment if you ever considering moving or selling on, as underfloor heating is a bonus for buyers.
At Jouleuk.co.uk we provide state of the art UFH with our Invaheat system. Simple to install and easy to use, all of our underfloor heating systems come with manuals demonstrating everything you need to know. We’ve technical experts on hand based throughout the country who can provide on-site backup as well as technical and design support on future projects. InvaHeat’s designers produce a detailed CAD design layout to illustrate every aspect of the system and ensure that the installation can take place efficiently and to suit the install schedule.
If you are thinking about installing underfloor heating and would like to know a bit more about Invaheat, you can contact us using our online form or you can email: email@example.com You can also https://www.joule.ie/contact/phone us on 01513551094 and one of our experts will be delighted to chat to you.