Benefits of Using Under Floor Heating
Finding better ways to cost effectively and efficiently heat the house during the cold season is always a factor for many homeowners. If you are considering doing home renovations to better insulate your home you should consider also integrating under floor heating, as part of ways to improve the efficiency of your house heating. Underfloor heating systems take advantage of the rising heat and lower flow temperatures to radiate heat to the floor surface. They help heat a larger surface area without resulting in a spike of the heating bills. This form of heating system also helps in preserving heat in the house not losing any to the outside. The upfront costs may be high but the low operational costs and other advantages more than make up for this.
Here is why you should consider switching to under floor heating
THEY GET RID OF FLOOR DAMPNESS
Underfloor heating ensures your floor is never damp since the whole surface is heated allowing for fast drying and keeping moisture at bay. This is important because it offers protection to the floor and to your health as well. The heating makes the floor too dry for dust mites, mildew and critters to thrive on it. This results in fewer cases of diseases and allergic reactions while also ensuring that the floor is safe from pests which may damage it. It allows you to even mop regularly since it makes a freshly mopped floor dry far much quicker avoiding moisture damage to the floor.
CAN BE USED WITH ANY TYPE OF FLOORING
You do not have to fear whether under heating is suitable for your floor type. It works well on hard floors like tile and stone and still works just as well in softer floors like vinyl and even carpets and linoleum. There is no damage to the floor or any inefficiency since this kind of heating system is compatible with any floor surface.
THEY ARE INVISIBLE AND DO NOT TAKE UP SPACE
The other advantage of the under floor heating system is that they do not get installed in your living area or inside the other rooms. You do not see the structure on the top of the floor. This leaves enough space for organizing your furniture and other décor without having to make adjustments even in colours and themes to cater for the heating system structures.
EASY TO INSTALL AND OFFER SAFETY
There is not much time and cost involved when it comes to the installation process. If you are a DIY enthusiast you can install the system yourself though it is recommended to get the services of a professional especially if it is your first time working with this kind of heating system.
Once installed there are protruding radiators and vents which offer safety with no risk posed to children, the system and other parties. There is also little dust produced by under floor heating compared to the amounts that come with the radiation and convection currents heating systems.
LOW COST OF MAINTENANCE
Once installed and all the pressure testing done and any leak dealt with, there is little else to be done regularly in terms of maintenance. There are no regular maintenance costs to be incurred.