Underfloor heating comes in several forms, each of which has different advantages. Electric underfloor heating and water underfloor heating offer a luxurious style that adds value to your home. This could make your home more attractive to potential buyers or renters and make your life more enjoyable. No more cold winter mornings on your toes over the stone tiles in the bathroom or kitchen, as well as radiators that disturb the style of the interior of the house. Here’s what you need to know about underfloor heating before you make any purchase decision.
How does underfloor heating work?
There are two types of underfloor heating that homeowners can choose from, electric underfloor heating and underfloor heating. Electric underfloor heating is known as dry underfloor heating, and water floor heating is sometimes known as wet underfloor heating.
Electric underfloor heating
Electric underfloor heating works by placing electric wires under the floor surface, but above the floor insulation. Often available as a wire base so that they can be easily bent, electric underfloor heating uses electricity from the grid to distribute heat evenly. A mat system is used, as it ensures even spreading of the wires to ensure that there are no cold stains.
Guided underfloor heating
Water floor heating is the same concept as electric, only with water pipes connected to the boiler and collector. The pipeline is placed by the plumber above the floor insulation, and then connected. It is important to consider the importance of moisture-resistant insulation or pipe insulation in these cases in order to maintain and increase the efficiency of the insulation and the system itself.
Is underfloor heating cost effective?
Underfloor heating is an additional cost for a house that already has radiators or some form of heating, so people often wonder if underfloor heating is worth it at all. The price of installing and buying underfloor heating is not just a measure of its value, because underfloor heating is a truly luxurious product. For some people, the convenience of removing radiators throughout the home or only in small rooms, which is difficult to design, means that underfloor heating is worth it. In a design-conscious home, where removing the radiator could allow for bathing instead of just showering, this is worth it.
As for the actual cost of underfloor heating, if you want to heat one or two small rooms, then electric underfloor heating would be worth it in terms of the average cost of one household. If you are looking for a plan for your entire home or for a large space such as a kitchen or dining room, water floor heating is a great choice.
Which underfloor heating is best?
While the basic concept is the same, electric underfloor heating and water floor heating are quite different in their advantages and disadvantages. In the UK, people are more likely to have electric underfloor heating in just one or two rooms, but the popularity of water floor heating is on the rise. The situation in Serbia is somewhat different. The popularity of underfloor heating is growing in our country, and the key advantage is the ease of its use.
Both systems use a thermostat so you can see at what temperature the system is operating and make changes. Water floor heating is connected to the boiler, and a distributor that regulates the temperature is also installed in order to regulate the temperature and connect all the pipes to the boiler. Both systems use some kind of regulator and thermostat, so they are easy to use.
Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.
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