In Roman times, hot air would be used under the floors of buildings to heat them. Modern underfloor heating systems work in similar ways, and are becoming increasingly popular both in the UK and mainland Europe.
The benefits to homeowners who install an underfloor heating system mean that they’re being chosen over traditional radiator systems more and more often. Instead of water being transferred through radiators, an underfloor heating system passes hot water through pipes underneath the floorboards of a room. The heat then rises, heating the room to a comfortable temperature.
Because of the nature of the system, the hot water of an underfloor system only needs to be heated to around 45 – 65c, compared with the 80c or over needed for a radiator system. This means that underfloor heating is a more environmentally friendly way to heat a household, and also contributes to reduced heating bills.
Save Space, Eliminate Damp
Underfloor heating systems are also a great way to save space, removing unsightly radiators and leaving more space for furniture and decorations. They reduce problems associated with damp, such as peeling or discoloured wallpaper, and are much quieter than traditional radiator systems.
They are also good for people with breathing conditions or dust allergies, as they reduce dust mites and other parasites in the air.
At a time when heating bills are soaring, underfloor heating systems are a great way to cut costs by up to 40% compared to the old systems. All in all, they are providing a cleaner, greener way for homeowners to heat their houses across the UK.