Are you considering installing underfloor heating installation in your home? From the cost of the service to the installation, let our experts at Watertite Plumbing and Heating guide you through the process.
What is Underfloor Heating?
Underfloor heating is an excellent way to bring warmth and comfort to your home. It is comfortable to walk on, it evenly heats your house, and allows for more space for shelf units, paintings, and picture windows.
What are the Different Types of Underfloor Heating System?
There are two kinds of underfloor heating you can choose from: an electric or wet system.
An electrical underfloor heating system uses coils that obtain their power from mains electricity, whilst a wet system is heated by the warm water from the central heating system.
But which one is best for your home?
Wet Underfloor Heating System
Wet underfloor heating is a lot cheaper to run than traditional central heating systems, as it only requires the water to be heated at a consistently low temperature to operate efficiently.
There are two ways you can install a wet underfloor heating system into your home; buried and surface mounted.
Buried Underfloor Heating System
The traditional way to install a warm water heating system.
This installation method will result in the most energy-efficient way of delivering heating, as the whole floor slab becomes heat emitting, however, it does require a total overhaul of your existing floor structure.
For this reason, we recommend that this system is installed in extensions or new builds that can accommodate the work – or if your house is already undergoing major renovation work.
The warm water pipes will need to be buried in material underneath your floor, in a zoned system. The controls will be located in a store cupboard nearby.
Surface Mounted Underfloor Heating System
If you want minimal disruption to your home, then a surface mounted wet heating system may be your best option.
With no need to dig out existing floor structures, a surface mounted system is easy to fit.
Insulated panels with pre-routed channels for pipework can be laid on top of your floor, only adding as little 1.5cm to the floor height, with the same consistency of heating as the buried floor systems.
Electric Underfloor Heating System
Electric-powered systems work through coils embedded into or connected to mesh mats that are rolled out and attached to the floor below. Then, they are linked up to the power supply and to the thermostat to enable you to control their output.
Whilst they are more affordable to install than wet underfloor heating systems, they do cost more to operate and are most suitable for small areas or rooms.
Why Should You Consider Installing Underfloor Heating?
- Lower annual heating bills
- Comfort – no more stepping out of your warm shower onto ice-cold tiles
- Distributes heat consistently and evenly around every corner of the room
- An appropriately sized system will heat a larger room than an individual radiator
- Without radiators, you can decorate your home in a number of styles
- Experts can install this system underneath tile, stone, carpet, and wood
- Improves the selling price of your home
- Requires less maintenance
Why Choose Watertite for Underfloor Heating Installation in Bristol?
If you want your underfloor heating system to get installed by expert installers, then look no further.
We take pride in our established experience, ensuring every project we work on is completed on time and to the highest industry standards.
We appreciate that renovations in your home are difficult to live with, which is why we always seek to cause as minimal disruption to your daily routine as possible.
Our engineers are trained and consistently tested to industry standard, and have spent years installing heating systems in many different homes. So, you can always be sure of reliable, stable, and quality services from our company.
Need more proof? Check out our current 4.8 of 5 customer satisfaction rating for our inspection, heating, and plumbing services.
So, if you’re thinking of installing underfloor heating in your bathroom or home, then speak to one our experts today on 01179 093 967