Like every new trend, there’s always pros and cons. Under-floor heating is something that has grown hugely in popularity over the last 10 years and we can’t see it going out of fashion any time soon! Although you might think it’s a new invention, it was actually invented by the ancient Romans, with them having it in their bathhouses! Let’s dive into its benefits…
Generally, under-floor heating requires far less energy to run than radiators. This is because it only needs to work on a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or less, meaning less energy and lower bills for you – great! Even though it is expensive and disruptive to install, it can often end up paying for itself in the long run.
Ease to run
Once installed, under-floor heating needs virtually no maintenance to keep it working efficiently. The warmup controls will ensure that your heating runs in the most profitable way possible. You can also decide when your heating comes on and off giving you the options of saving on heating expenses when you’re not in need of a warm house.
Works with most types of flooring
Of course, as brilliant as under-floor heating is it doesn’t work with all flooring types, so be aware of this. For example, the main one is solid wood. Under-floor heating is not compatible with solid wood as it will cause it to warp and swell. With many of us loving solid wood, this can come as unwelcome news. The good news is that engineered wood, and luxury vinyl tiles are all fine with it, so you aren’t having to sacrifice good looks!