Install Under Floor Heating – Top 3 Benefits

4 Mar, 2024

Install Under Floor Heating – Top 3 Benefits

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If you are a homeowner and in a position to consider installing under floor heating read on. In this article we take you through the top three benefits of installing this efficient form of internal home heating under your floors. Read on to learn more.

Why Install Under Floor Heating – Top 3 Benefits

man walking barefoot on a hard floor with under floor heating
Under floor heating makes a more comfortable temperature for living indoors

Photo by Martin May

Considering upgrading your home with under floor heating

Looking to upgrade your home in a way that will add value, decrease your monthly bills and provide a more comfortable way of living? Underfloor heating is a sought-after commodity, and while we often associate it with the most luxurious of homes, it can make for a much more sustainable and affordable way of living. Coming up, we break down the three top benefits of installing an underfloor heating system in your home.

Energy efficiency

More and more property owners are opting for underfloor heating as a way to cut their expenses and live more sustainably. Because underfloor heating covers such a large surface area, it’s able to heat a vast space much more effectively than radiator systems. Plus, they work at a lower temperature than other heating systems, so they consume less energy in the process of heating your house.

While the average household’s radiators generate around 2,745 kg of carbon dioxide per year, a water based underfloor heating system in a house of the same size only produces around 686 kg of carbon dioxide per year, making it the more efficient option by 25%.

Increased property value

With under floor heating a more energy efficient option, it’s no wonder those looking to buy a home see it as a valuable commodity worth the investment. In fact, in 2022, one study found that UK homeowners added approximately £12,290 to the overall value of their home by installing underfloor heating.

While the installation costs of underfloor heating will depend on the size of the project and the type of system you purchase (electric tends to be cheaper than water), the average system will cost much less than £12,000, and will be significantly cheaper to run than a radiator system – so it’s not hard to make your money back for those initial upfront costs when you choose to sell your home.

Comfortable living

a modern wall-mounted heating thermostat
Monitor and sty in control of your heating for temperature and cost control

Photo by Erik Mclean

The decision to upgrade to underfloor heating is an incredibly practical and sensible one for most homeowners. However, it makes for a much more lavish way of living, too.

Under floor heating for even heat distribution

Once your system is installed, you don’t have to worry about uneven heat distribution in your home, and you no longer have to put up with the cool spots that can be a problem when you have radiators. Underfloor heating can be easily controlled at the click of a button – you can even vary heat levels throughout your home depending on how toasty or how cool you want each room to be.

Plus, there’s no limit to how large or small your system can be, as it can be tailored to suit any space in your home – making it a great option for both small bathroom areas and vast lounge spaces.

Final thoughts on why you might install under floor heating

cat lying indoors on its back in the sun
Managing your heat with under floor heating will ensure all your residents are comfortable

Photo by Victoria Naumenko

Ultimately, underfloor heating adds a little extra comfort to everyday living. It’s an affordable luxury that feels indulgent, but is in fact a low-cost heating option that is significantly more eco-friendly than other heating systems. No matter your reasons for choosing underfloor heating, you’ll find that you reap the benefits for years to come.


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