Underfloor heating in London popularity is coming bigger day by day, especially with the cozy feeling it creates, more than that; the free wall space.
Even that; underfloor heating is a central underfloor system, but it can be controlled separately in each room, moreover; you can install it just in one room, if you are doing an extension.
What does Underfloor Heating means?
Underfloor heating is a warming system installed beneath the floor, turning your whole floor space into a radiator, warming up the room by waves of heat rising up through the air.
UFH mainly comes in two different types:
Wire System: that works by installing wires, or matts underfloor, and generates heat by electricity.
Even so; this is the cheapest UFH system to install, but it is three times more costing while working.
However; Wire system, is suitable and can be installed in any room, due to its flatten matt, and wires.
Wet system: which is a group of plastic pipes located underfloor, that are connected to a central boiler that pushes hot water in the pipes to warm up a room.
Wet system is most likely to be used with new constructed floor, or where there is a possibility to take up floor.
Both of the two systems, are controllable in each room by separated thermostat, and can warm up the house equally, in a better way than air conditioner or wall radiators.
Pros of Underfloor Heating in London:
- More free space:
Underfloor heating system is the most space efficient system that free up walls, and do not cost any foot space.
- Suitable for all floors:
UFH works with all floor types, whether you decided to go with stone, marble, or even wood.
- Fast heating:
This system heats up the house faster than any other heating system, it just needs 20 minutes.
- Equally heating:
Because it covers all the floor spots, it will warm all the floor equally, and you will not find any cold spots.
- Thermostat control:
By which you can control each room heat individually, even with wet system.
- Safe and Comfortable:
With this system you will not worry about hot surfaces, especially; with kids in the house, moreover; it only needs a button switch to turn on.
Cons of Underfloor Heating in London:
- Installing time:
This system needs professional installing, and the process will take time to be done properly, however; it is better to take time and install professionally, than having to do repairs later.
Moreover; if it is a wet system then you need a central boiler to warm water and push it around.
- Installing cost:
Even so; it is a low-cost running system, but it really cost to install, however; wet system is cheaper to run than wire system, but it costs a lot more to install.