If you live in the UK, you will know all about cold and uninviting floors, and despite having a great central heating system, the floors are always freezing in the cold winter months. Enter underfloor heating, which can easily be installed under your current flooring to give you a warm and even temperature to your flooring.
Wet or Dry Underfloor Heating
There are two main types of underfloor heating:
- Wet Underfloor Heating – A series of flexible water pipes are installed under the floor, and when connected to the central heating system, will constantly pump hot water through the system. This is only practical if you already have a wet central heating system in your home.
- Dry Underfloor Heating – The most popular system, installing a dry underfloor heating system involves laying special electrical mats under the floor, which provide the required amount of heat. This is something that Bedfordshire electricians can help you with, and once you have made contact with a local electrician, he would be happy to quote for the project.
Cost Effective and Reliable
The great thing about underfloor heating is that the heat remains within the interior, rising up to heat the room, which actually reduces the need for your boiler to fire up, and this results in an energy saving. Having a dry underfloor system installed in the kitchen, for example, would not be too expensive, and the benefits would be many.
Walking around barefoot in the home brings a level of luxury that you will wonder how you ever did without, and the additional heat is evenly dissipated around the home, making for a cost effective way to heat a kitchen.