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Is the cost of underfloor heating worth it?

17th Nov '22 • By

Underfloor heating is the best way to keep your bathroom warm, especially for those who live in cold places. In addition to making your living space feel cosy, it also saves wall space while distributing the warmth in your bathroom evenly. You can save money in the long run by having underfloor heating, as it replaces traditional heaters and radiators, while adding luxury to your lifestyle.

Homeowners in cold locations around the world have long been choosing underfloor heating for their homes. If you are considering keeping your home warm with underfloor heating, you must weigh up its advantages and costs to determine if it’s a worthwhile, efficient investment.

When installing an underfloor heater in your home, you have to remove your flooring and reinstall it again. A tiler is the person who will help you efficiently remove tiles and put them back again after the heater is installed. You can get tiler quotes to know the budget you need to prepare for the best deal in your area. You can ask and compare quotes to choose the tiler that can give you quality service at a reasonable price. How much does a tiler cost? The rate depends on the complexity of work, but it is usually in the bracket of $35 to $150 per square metre.

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The Pros of Underfloor Heating

Here are the advantages of underfloor heating that you can consider before having it installed in your home. If you think that these pros will enhance your daily life, that’s a sign it may be worthwhile to have an underfloor heater installed in your space.

1. Energy Efficient

Radiant and water-based heating are the two types of underfloor heating systems. An electric system uses underfloor heating elements to warm the space. A warm water system runs water through pipes that generate heat with wires connected beneath the floors. They can sustain the warmth for quite a long time in a balanced and efficient way, keeping a whole living space or just one room warm with equal distribution. 

Traditional radiators require a far higher amount of electricity to keep a room warm as they require a higher temperature to heat a room effectively in comparison to underfloor heating. Hence, it consumes less energy and results in a lower energy bill.

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2. Less Maintenance 

Another good thing about underfloor heating is that it does not require a lot of maintenance and is also effortless to operate. Water heating systems have enhanced thermostats and easily navigated controls for heating specific zones. Some electrical underfloor heating has an extensive warranty, while water heating systems need an occasional check-up to make sure that they are functioning well. 

Underfloor heating is beneficial for busy households with little time to maintain their room heating systems. It does not need to be tested frequently, just an occasional checkup, and if you think it is still functioning well you can stretch out the frequency.

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3. More Freedom for Room Design

Since your room is kept warm through a heater beneath your floor, you have more space inside your home because there are no heat radiators taking up room. You can maximise the area of your home, especially the walls where most heaters are placed. You can paint your walls, hang your pictures, or just have a minimalist design for your room without being interrupted by a heat radiator. This way, your room looks less cluttered while remaining warm.

Underfloor heating works with any type of floor coverings, such as tiles, stone, wood, laminate, vinyl, and even carpet. This means you don’t have to worry about adjusting your home’s flooring just to achieve a warm, cosy place for your family.

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4. Comfortable

Underfloor heating is not just low maintenance; it’s also safe and comfortable for your family. There are no visible electric wires and pieces of equipment that can pose a hazard to your children and pets. There is also no air movement caused by radiators that blow heat out of a room. Underfloor heating gets rid of air movement, which means less dust circulating and fewer allergens in the air. 

If you’d like to find out more about upgrading your flooring, get in touch with local tradespeople to help.

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