How Electric Underfloor Heating Works

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Underfloor heating is a highly efficient way of keeping a home or place of work warm. Unlike radiators, underfloor heating systems use the power source to its full potential. This results in lower running costs without reducing the warmth of your home.

Electric Underfloor Heating works by using a network of cables that are wired up to a thermostat and the mains electric. Depending on the type of floor in each home or workplace there are different types of electric underfloor heating systems, although no matter what the type a qualified electrician should always connect the underfloor heating to the mains.

The wires are fitted on top of a layer of screed (this ensures the surface that the wires are on is perfectly flat) and a layer of floor insulation which stops the heat from travelling down.

When fitting an underfloor heating system, an electric kit is usually the easier system to fit compared to wet underfloor heating. This means that the cost of installation is lower. Wet underfloor heating systems have bigger pipes that need to be fitted and so more space is needed under the floor which isnt an issue with new homes and buildings but for existing homes electric underfloor heating is usually the preferred system.

Using an alternative source of energy is also an option, for example solar panels or solar water heating systems can provide hot water of electricity needed for an underfloor heating system which can be found on our products page of the website.

The advantage of electric underfloor heating is that in existing rooms the wiring is thin enough to be installed without the need of raising the floor. For more benefits of the different underfloor heating systems we have visit our FAQ's page.

If you would like an Underfloor Heating System in your home, visit our online store to see our extensive range of products we have to offer.

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