Underfloor heating is a more efficient method of heating your home or place of work.
Wet Underfloor heating can use a boiler to its full potential, unlike a radiator, as a wet underfloor heating system has lower running costs without reducing the temperature of your home.
Wet Underfloor Heating works by using lengths of pipes which are plumbed into a boiler, and a thermostat is then wired into the mains electric so it can be controlled. The best type of floor for Wet Underfloor Heating is either stone or tile, although carpeted floors are still acceptable providing the underlay is no more than a tog of 1.5.
Wet Underfloor heating should only be fitted by professionals as the large amount of components increase the complexity of the job. Professionals will also need to check the boiler can support the underfloor heating system to make sure it is compatible. More information on this can be found in the FAQ's section of the website.
Although it is more expensive to fit wet underfloor heating as opposed to electric systems, wet systems are more energy efficient, therefore will be less expensive in the long run for heating bills. The only dis-advantage of wet underfloor heating is that in existing rooms the floor may need to be raised if the pipes do not fit under the flooring. In a new build this isn't as much of an issue compared to fitting a wet underfloor heating system in an existing building.
If you would like to consult a specialist on the best type of underfloor heating for your home, contact us on: 01302 727 182