We all know that homes can get bitterly cold during winter, and we all need to tighten up on expenses so that our household income is able to stretch from payday to payday. One of the most effective ways to upgrade your home, adding value to your home and lower your utility bill is to install underfloor heating.
Many people think that underfloor heating is more expensive than a radiator or other older means of warming up rooms of the home, this is not entirely true. Although an underfloor heating system is rather expensive to install, the long term savings make the initial cost totally worth the effort.
Underfloor heating works in a similar fashion to radiator based central heating where it pumps heat around an exchanger and then releases the heat into the room over a period of time. The underfloor heating units also have a thermostat so the unit will not make a room hotter than desired. As with any solution, there are pro’s and con’s to installing an underfloor heating system.
One of the most effective means of providing heat to your home is with an underfloor heating pump. There are a variety of suppliers and installers that will advise you on the best anchor pumps to use for your specific requirements. Underfloor heating is no longer a luxury!
Some of the pros include ways in which your household will save money, here are the pros:
- More energy efficient
- Economical to run
- Thermostat control means no heat wasted in unoccupied rooms
- Little maintenance tasks
- Frees up wall space
- Lower running temperature, therefore consumes less electricity
- Insulating a home means less need for heaters
- Internet based control; you can control the heating of your home from your phone or pc.
- Lower temperatures spread over larger areas bring the heating bill of the home down
- Consistent temperatures
- Underfloor heating is easy to install
As with any home improvement there are also cons involved, although the cons of underfloor heating are not many and the pros of installing underfloor heating do make it worthwhile it is important that you consider the cons as well so that you can make an informed decision regarding your underfloor heating requirements.
Cons of underfloor heating:
- Takes longer than a conventional radiator to heat up a room
- Smaller units will only heat up the floor instead of the entire room which may mean that you would require additional heating solutions
As the British government goes to great lengths to encourage citizens to be more eco-friendly and everyone is looking for ways to save money on a daily basis the installation of an underfloor heating system answers both of these concerns. Although the initial installation is expensive, when you compare the initial expense to the overall saving it is evident that in the long run you are going to save a lot more money! Make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits of a cozy home all year round!