How Underfloor Heating Throughout Your Home Can Transform The Way You Live
Underfloor heating is an excellent addition to any home, as it is 25% more energy efficient than radiators, which means it is environmentally friendly, and good for your pocket. It also ensures a more comfortable, cosy, and functional house, due to a variety of factors.
How does underfloor heating work?
The fact that heat rises is a simple principle, and underfloor heating utilises this in a creative way. One version of this system circulates warm water through piping under the floor, the other type involves placing electric coils underneath the flooring. With both of these methods, the warmth from these systems heats the room above.
Radiators make the floor the coldest part of the room, as the heat rises from the radiator and warms the top half of the room. Underfloor heating reduces the amount of cold spots in a room as the warmth is distributed more evenly throughout. It is monitored by thermostats so you can have a consistent temperature or different temperatures depending on the room.
It is important for your bedroom to be comfortable, in order for you to get the best sleep possible and feel well-rested and rejuvenated in the morning. The most effective way to create a comfortable oasis in your bedroom is to have control over the temperature so you can regulate it to the optimum amount of warmth. Sometimes radiators can get too hot, or switch off at night so you awaken to a freezing room. If you have underfloor heating you can regulate the temperature to an even warmth and ensure a good night’s sleep. Underfloor heating also makes your room easier to arrange, as there is more wall space, and you can step out of bed onto a cosy, warm floor in the mornings.
The kitchen is one of the smallest rooms in the house, and therefore with traditional radiators it can get stuffy, hot and cramped. With underfloor heating, there is more room, as the precious wall space is not catering to large radiators. The heating is also less intense and more evenly spread throughout the room.
If you have underfloor heating the floor will stay warm even if the windows are open, which means if the room gets steamy or smokey from cooking you can throw open the windows without losing all the heat. Kitchens are used more frequently than other rooms in the house and so it is important to make it as comfortable and functional as you can.
It can be torturous to step out of a warm, steamy shower into a chilly bathroom on a winter’s day, but underfloor heating solves this issue. The floor will be warm and cosy, and you won’t catch a chill while fetching your towel. It is the ultimate luxury experience, and can be easily installed under any flooring, such as tiles, carpet, wood or stone, which is useful for rooms like this. A bathroom is usually quite a minimalist, clean room as well, so the lack of radiators accentuates this effect.
The living room is where you relax after a long day, and therefore should be the most comfortable and relaxing room in the house. Also, it is usually where you entertain guests, so if you want to give a good impression it should be the most well-presented part of your home. Underfloor heating means your living room will have a pleasant and even temperature, and the room won’t be as cluttered as it would with a radiator. It also ensures a better lifestyle for allergy sufferers as there are no radiators creating convection currents which move dust through the room. Lastly, it is more hygienic, because the hot floors deter bugs from sticking around too long.
Here at Ebberns we offer a variety of underfloor heating systems from the most respected and well-known suppliers. If you choose us to supply and install your underfloor heating, our expert heating fitters will create the perfect system for your lifestyle. Ebberns covers Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, and the surrounding towns, including Watford and St. Albans, so get in touch today to find out more.