What are the Benefits of Underfloor Heating?
Although we may be a little biased, we know that underfloor heating (UFH) is one of the most valuable assets you can add to your property. It’s also one of the most popular home improvement projects in the UK at the moment, with DIY-ers across the country adding underfloor heating systems to their homes. If you’re considering adding UFH to your home but you’re not quite convinced that it’s the right choice for your space, here’s just some of the benefits you can look forward to.
Cost Effective Heating
UFH may sound like a luxury addition to the home but in reality, it’s a cost-effective way to bring warmth to a room. Once the UFH system has been installed it rarely requires any maintenance, which is why many systems come with lengthy guarantees. Compared to traditional radiators and heaters, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when your utility bills arrive. UFH retains heat much better than other methods, which means that your home will stay warmer for longer without using too much energy.
Radiators and other heaters don’t heat at ground level which leaves this area susceptible to cold and damp, an environment that is ideal for dust mites and other bugs. As UFH creates a warm dry area, dust mites are unlikely to want to stick around and breed, with studies showing that UFH reduces the amount of them in the home by around 80%. If you or any of your family suffers from a respiratory condition, you’re likely to benefit from switching to UFH.
How many times have you cursed out loud when stepping on to a cold stone or tile floor in the winter months? With UFH you can stop worrying about where you left your slippers as your feet can step on to a toasty warm floor. Due to the way that our UFH systems work, you don’t have to worry about heat being contained to one area as it spreads consistently across the room.
Once you install UFH in a room, it is controlled directly by its own dedicated thermostat. This means that you can simply heat that room if needed, rather than the whole house or zone. Adding to the cost effective nature of UFH, you can easily save money by only heating the floors in the rooms that are in use. If you’re constantly battling your partner for control of the thermostat, creating your own ideal room temperature is pure bliss!
It’s Perfect for Modern Living
You don’t get more understated than UFH and in a world where more and more people are switching to open plan living, it’s a fantastic unobtrusive heating solution. Although contemporary radiators are becoming more slim line, there’s no contest when it comes to keeping your space free and clear. UFH is a seamless option that your guests won’t even know you have, until they step foot onto pure comfort.
If you’re looking to add UFH to your home, take a look at the full range of underfloor heating mats and accessories available at Wetrooms Design. We’re experts when it comes to UFH and happy to help with any questions that you may have.