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Electric Underfloor Heating - Why you should consider it

Electric Underfloor Heating

What is Electric Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating offers an alternative to traditional radiators and continues to become a popular feature for many homeowners across the UK. As individuals, we strive for more convenience in our lives and the decision to install underfloor heating into our modern homes prevails. There are two main types of systems available to homeowners considering underfloor heating including gas-powered (wet) and electric underfloor heating systems. Generally, the system you may choose will be dependent on your home plan and the heat source.

Electric underfloor heating is more common and has numerous benefits for the end user such as a cost effective and simple installation process and is less expensive to run in comparison to gas-powered systems. 

In simple terms, electric underfloor heating uses electric fitted wires beneath the floor to provide heat. An electric current is passed through the wires, which becomes hot. This heat is then transferred through the floor to the room above, providing the comfort of warmth right under our feet during winter months.   

6 fantastic benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating: 

  • Greater efficiency from your heating

Electric underfloor heating eliminates cold spots by evenly distributing heat throughout the room and allowing warmth from the floor up.  

  •  Electric underfloor heating is cheaper to run than traditional heating

Electric underfloor heating is very efficient and runs at a lower temperature in comparison to convectional heating. This allows you to set your thermostat at a lower temperature, and in the long run saving you money on your energy bills.

  • It’s quick to heat up and responsive too

You don’t need to leave electric underfloor heating on for long periods for it to keep you and your home warm, unlike water based underfloor heating and convectional heating. Electric underfloor heating is very responsive and on demand, and it will heat up quickly when you need it, and you can turn it off when you don’t.

  • Once laid, electric underfloor heating won’t need maintenance 

if installed correctly, electric underfloor heating requires zero maintenance, therefore make sure during installation, your electric heating system is fitted correctly and by a professional.  

  • Improve the air quality in your home 

Unlike a central heating system, underfloor heating does not create convection currents in the air. This means that dust and allergens are not circulating around your home.

  • Goodbye traditional radiators and hello more wall space

Because the heat source is under the floor there is no need for unsightly radiators which may have previously taken up crucial wall space. You can decorate your walls as you want without any sight of radiators. Moreover, more wall space is particularly important in bathrooms where space is more often at a premium.

Are you still considering electric underfloor heating? Why not check out our wide range of underfloor heating systems to suit every room, floor finish and substance. Our products range from Thermosphere Heating Cables, Heating Foils, Underfloor Heat Mats, Insulation Boards to Overlay Boards. View the full product range by clicking here