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What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?

5 Answers

Answered by DC Heating & Plumbing

27th September 2019

DC Heating & Plumbing answered the question "What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?"

Pros of underfloor heating -free up space by losing radiators from rooms -gentle and even heat distribution -no cold spots if installed correctly -cheaper to run than radiators -can retro fit to all room types with certain systems -can be installed with all floor coverings Cons -more expensive to install that central heating -abit more labour intensive -needs to be installed correctly to avoid very costly remedial work later on -need to consider floor finishes for example if tiling directly on to certain systems (overlay) the potential of damaging the pipework if you want to change the flooring -heat up times -floor height issues

Answered by Careys Plumbing & Gas Ltd

19th September 2019

Careys Plumbing & Gas Ltd answered the question "What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?"

Pros: Evenly distributed heat throughout the heated area Comfortable feeling of a warm floor Better furniture layout options Costs less to run than traditional radiators Cons: Can be expensive to install compared to standard central heating Restrictions with floor levels and types of floor that can be laid.

Answered by BoilerOne

6th June 2019

BoilerOne answered the question "What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?"

Underfloor Heating pros are: evenly heated rooms with extra wall space where radiators are not needed, efficiently energy saving as they keep the heat longer than a radiator. Underfloor Heating cons are: costly installation methods, also warm up time can take longer than a radiator would. BoilerOne recommend you consult a verified plumber to advise on installation options.

Answered by Integral Smart Home

1st April 2019

Integral Smart Home answered the question "What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?"

The pro’s are evenly heated zones with nice warm floors where you really need them, it’s efficient to run if used correctly & no ugly radiators on walls! The cons, slower to respond to temperature changes than radiators it is a system of set a desired temperature and leave it. No quick heating boost with underfloor heating. You should also give consideration to controls as it’s a true multi zone heating system you’ll want some smart controls as well and as Honeywell connected specialists we recommend and install Honeywell EvoHome

Answered by Cliff Plumbing & Heating Limited

23rd February 2019

Cliff Plumbing & Heating Limited answered the question "What are the pros and cons of underfloor heating?"

The Pro’s of underfloor heating are : The rooms in which you have underfloor are well heated evenly throughout (unlike with radiators) You will have more wall space as no need for radiators. It is inexpensive to run wet underfloor heating systems. A cold surface floor like tiles become warm to walk on. Underfloor heating retains its heat well once shut down. You can separate the controls from the heating and underfloor heating to come on / off separate times. You can fit most flooring types on top of underfloor heating The Cons: Expensive to fit underfloor heating compared to radiators. Can be harder to install in existing properties as the pipework is generally laid beneath screed before the flooring is fitted. You can buy thin wet underfloor heating to be fitted on top of existing concrete floors but again this becomes expensive. Underfloor heating can take longer to heat up a room so you would need to programme to heat on before you actually want the underfloor on. Once on though it retains its heat well.

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