Once reserved exclusively for bathrooms and high-traffic living spaces, now underfloor heating can be incorporated throughout your property to provide economic warmth to every corner of the home. Besides being an economical and highly efficient method of heating your home, it also works very well in conjunction with a variety of renewable energy sources, namely Ground and Air Source systems. We are specialists in underfloor heating accredited and qualified to BPEC standard – as this efficient way of heating your home needs to be laid and connected properly to your existing or new heating system to be fully effective.
How does it work?
Underfloor heating is comprised of a series of plastic pipes which cover the surface area underneath your floor. It works by pumping a controlled flow of warm water from any heat source through the plastic tubing laid beneath your carpet, tiles or wood flooring, thus heating the air above. As the area is large, warmth is provided with no need for any other heating – so no radiators, fires or electric heaters are required. You can choose to have underfloor installed throughout the home, or fitted in a select few areas depending on your requirements. We do always recommend considering an underfloor heating system throughout when investing in an Air or Ground Source Pump, as when compared to traditional radiator systems they are highly economical and offer greater energy efficiency overall combined.
What are the benefits?
Whilst previously underfloor heating was seen as a ‘luxury addition’ to the home it is now an incredibly savvy investment which could save you money on your heating bills over time. When compared with traditional sources of heating, underfloor systems present a highly economic solution running at a lower temperature – so less energy is needed to run them and effectively heat a space.
Aesthetically you can replace unsightly radiators with an invisible source of heat, perfect for modern homes and new developments – plus for those with young children and homeowners with pets underfloor heating also kills off bugs (including allergy-inducing dust mites) which lurk in warm carpets – providing plenty of health benefits for you and your family.
Is an underfloor heating system right for me?
Underfloor heating systems can be installed within almost any home – new or old – and they work well with a variety of heating systems both traditional and renewable. It’s worth bearing in mind that to be fully efficient and to produce the cost-saving benefits in the long-term, an underfloor system must be fitted and installed correctly in conjunction with your boiler or heating facility.
Installing underfloor heating throughout your property as a replacement for a traditional heating system also poses a substantial investment, so you’ll need to take into account your energy usage, potential savings and projected returns – however this is something we can assist you with when we carry out our initial calculations on your property.
Costs, maintenance and timescales
The completion time for an underfloor heating project really is dependent on the size of the property in question and the amount of rooms which are going to be adapted – therefore it’s difficult to predict an exact timeframe or cost for completion. Maintenance for underfloor heating is minimal and involves checking the pipes and connections are all working well and don’t need any replacements or cleaning. A yearly service and inspection should be carried out to ensure that everything is functioning properly and that maximum efficiency is maintained all year round. All GroundTherm installations are covered by our ten year insurance backed workmanship guarantee.
What’s the process?
Firstly we will visit you and assess your requirements in line with your property’s composition and current energy efficiency. It’s important that when making a decision you are fully informed and know that the option you choose is right for you – that it helps you to achieve your objectives, whether that’s to reduce your carbon emissions or save money on your heating bills. We recommend that you consider a variety of options before making a final choice – all of which we can talk you through to assess the benefits and weigh up the pros and cons in line with your end goals.
For more information on underfloor heating systems and their installation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0161 451 0225 or use the feedback form.Top