Underfloor heating is a growing trend, because it is much more economical than traditional methods of heating. It is now often considered the way to go for anyone with a budget that doesn’t run to the million pounds. But is it? Can you achieve the same effect with a cheaper alternative? To find out, we compared the cost of heating with traditional underfloor heating with the same effect, but a cheaper alternative.
How do you determine the ideal heating temperature for underfloor heating?
There are many factors that determine the ideal temperature for underfloor heating. These include the following: The size of the room you are heating. If you have an open plan living space, the temperature of the room immediately next to your lounge will greatly affect the temperature of your lounge. If you have a large room, that can be heated for a lower temperature. The temperature at which you are currently comfortable. This is dependent on the time of year and your own personal preferences.
Lower water temperature, lower heating costs
While there are some people that are content with a temperature of 80 degrees or so, most of the country is not. We all want to keep our homes comfortable, especially during the harsh winter months. For that reason, many homeowners use heat pumps to cool and heat their homes. Unfortunately, heat pumps are not as efficient as running water through a radiator, and they use a lot more energy.
Pay attention to the insulation values
Being able to understand the energy used to heat or cool a home is important. However, not all homes use the same insulation levels. In our continuing mission to bring you up to speed on building science, we have conducted a study to determine which is the best insulation to use on a home.
Get rid of radiator actions
Invariably, radiator actions are one of the most prominent issues that we have to deal with on a regular basis. The issue is that your radiators get covered in dust, which often leads to reduced efficiency. And that’s where the rubber-band radiator action comes in it’s a handy tool that allows you to clean your radiators without any hassle.
Any questions about the heating temperature of underfloor heating?
Heat isn’t the only thing you need to worry about with underfloor heating systems. If you are new to the idea of underfloor heating, you might be wondering, “Why can’t I just install a standard wall hung system and save myself the trouble of heating the room?” Well, for one, heating under a floor won’t just heat the floor. It will also heat the walls, ceiling, and ceiling above the heating, as well as any other objects, such as furniture and skirting boards, that are in contact with the heating system’s pipes.
I just wanted to point out that the “footprint” for underfloor heating is smaller than that of a radiator. And with underfloor heating you can install it in such a way that it never becomes a tripping hazard or a glaring eyesore. In fact, you could even paint the pipes if you wanted to. Or you could have them in some crazy vibrant colors, like a painting by Mondrian, because underfloor heating doesn’t need to.