The Beginner’s Guide to Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is a luxurious addition to any home, and it comes with some excellent advantages in terms of efficiency when compared to traditional heating methods. Complete Renewables is a leading supplier of underfloor heating in Essex and the surrounding area.

What is Underfloor Heating?

Underfloor heating is a highly efficient alternative to traditional heating methods, and it can be specially designed to work with renewable energy sources heat sources. It is likely that underfloor heating will result in less heat loss for your household than radiators, or warm air central heaters

Why is Underfloor Heating so Efficient?

Heat rises, so installing your heat source at the lowest possible point in the room is a great way to maximise heating efficiency. Researchers estimate that underfloor heating is 40% more efficient than using a radiator. Using energy efficiently is great news both for your wallet and for the environment. It means that you spend less and you get more bang for your buck.

Underfloor heating works well with almost every type of flooring, though it is a good idea to check with a professional beforehand. Floors of a certain thickness are best for achieving optimal heating efficiency. Underfloor heating works well with tiles, carpet, and most other materials you can think of. The feeling of a warm stone floor against bare feet is a wonderful winter treat! Underfloor heating also spreads warmth evenly across the room, and almost never requires maintenance.

What are the other Advantages of Underfloor Heating?

You can either use an underfloor heating system by itself or in conjunction with a radiator. If you choose to go without a radiator, then you can make the most of the free space and focus on your home’s design. It’s easy to create a beautiful minimalist look without a radiator using up wall space.

Underfloor Heating Installation

It is possible to fit underfloor heating retrospectively, though you would probably get best results from installing underfloor heating in a new-build. At Complete Renewables, we specialise in installing underfloor heating that uses either an air source heat pump or a ground source heat pump. The good news is that both of our heat pumps provide efficient renewable energy and qualify for a Government Renewable Heat Incentive which means that you’ll be paid for the renewable energy you produce over 7 years.

If you would like to learn more about the various government incentives in place that reward renewable energy home improvements, then you should either read our comprehensive guide on saving money with Renewable Energy, or give us a call on 01621 827015.