No one likes to walk over a freezing cold floor when they’ve got bare feet, especially during the winter months so here’s 10 reasons why you should treat yourself to some under-tile heating. Advances in technology and materials in recent years have made it a more viable option for those looking to add comfort and value to their properties. Quality systems can be purchased for as little as £200. Radiant heat’s draught-free heat is evenly distributed throughout the room. As it gently rises from the floor, it warms the air to living level.
Independent tests have shown that when feet are warm, the air temperature can be lower without affecting overall comfort. The thermostat can be set to four degrees lower than conventional heating methods while providing the same comfort levels, reducing energy costs by 10-40%.
Buying and installing the system is one thing, but is it affordable to run? Extensive tests have been conducted to provide customers with accurate running costs, based on individual usage patterns. Tests concluded that is costs as little as 0.6p per meter per hour to run its highly efficient systems.
Quality products with a lifetime warranty
Look for thin, dual-core heating wire that won’t raise floor levels and does not have to return to the thermostat, making installation fast. Avoid cheap, PVC-coated wires with low wattage outputs and poor warranty levels as they are more likely to burn out earlier. Products that carry accreditation’s like BEAB and KEMA and offer a lifetime warranty are a good investment.
Electric systems can be set to heat an individual room only where and when it is needed. Tailoring the system’s usage to individual lifestyle needs will maximise savings.
Little luxuries like underfloor heating will add resale value, setting the home apart from the competition and commanding a higher price.
Better air quality
Other heating methods act like a dust traps, creating draughts that spread dust, pollen, and germs, causing major health problems for asthma and allergy sufferers. Underfloor heating reduces draughts and dries wet floors quickly, reducing the moisture dust mites need to survive, while maintaining a healthy level of humidity.
Floor heating frees up wall space for cupboards, cabinets or to create a minimalist look.
Quiet, maintenance-free warmth
Because there are no moving parts, it is quiet. With no radiators to clean, redecorate or replace, there is nothing to maintain, making the lifetime cost very low.
It can be used either as a main source of heat or to simply take the chill off the tiles.