Underfloor heating pros and cons
Underfloor heating: what you need to know
Many of the underfloor heating owners we’ve spoken to said they got underfloor heating because they were renovating their house. So it made sense to have it done while work was being carried out. A lot also said it was because they wanted it added to the new extension or conservatory.
Most people who have underfloor heating are pleased with it. We had lots of comments on how lovely it is to have warmth underfoot – scroll down to see members’ comments on the pros of getting underfloor heating.
The most popular room for people to install underfloor heating in is their bathroom:
- 55% of people have their underfloor heating installed in their bathroom
- 46% in their kitchen
- 26% in their living room
- 24% in their hallway.
Underfloor heating: the pros
Underfloor heating is a modern and high-spec feature that allows you to enjoy the luxury of warm floors during cold winter mornings.
It can be an efficient way of heating a room as the heat rises slowly around the whole room, while radiators heat a more isolated area. It can also remove the need for radiators, depending on the size of the system.
It is a flexible heating option that can be fitted in a new room or a pre-existing room, but there will be a lot more upheaval if it is retrofitted.
Underfloor heating: the cons
Underfloor heating can take longer to heat up than radiators, which work quickly to high temperatures.
In some cases, such as with smaller systems, they won’t be able to totally supplement radiators.
An underfloor heating system can be pricey to install (especially if retrofitted) maintain and run, particularly if it’s supplementary to your main heating system.