But, firstly, what is floor heating? It’s another term for a hydronic system, which involves pipes being laid onsite and the concrete slab being poured directly over the top. The pipes are connected to a boiler (which heats the water to the desired temperature before sending it through the network) and a thermostat (which is where you switch the system on or off and adjust the temperature).
Some of the benefits you will be able to enjoy include:
- Cost Effective
This type of heating has been shown to reduce energy bills by as much as 20 to 40% without sacrificing on the comfortable temperature of the home, which is fantastic for your hip pocket. The slightly higher initial costs will easily be offset in a single year of use.
- Eco Friendly
As energy is used more efficiently than it is in other systems, you’ll find that greenhouse gas emissions are minimised. This is great if you are trying to create a ‘green’ home and are concerned with the effect that your habits are having on the environment.
Thanks to the elimination of air circulation, these systems can reduce the number of asthma and allergy triggers present in the home. This is especially useful for families of asthma and allergy sufferers, as providing them with some relief is a top priority.
- Low Maintenance
Compared to other types of heating system, these ones require very little maintenance to keep them operating at their best. It should be serviced by a professional on the odd occasion to ensure it’s working properly. At the end of the day, all you really need to do is turn it on and enjoy.
- Multi Zone
The way that floor heating is setup means that you can create multiple zones throughout the home that can be operated independently of each other. Put all of the bedrooms in one zone and living areas in the other, so you will only heat those areas that you’re using.
- Quiet Operation
These systems operate in silence, so you will be able to go about your day without being disturbed. There will be no sounds when the unit kicks on and off, nor will you hear the rushing of air being pushed around your home – instead, all will be calm and quiet.
As you can see, there are a number of benefits associated with floor heating that make it a stand out from all other options. Don’t despair if your dream home has already been constructed – thanks to our trench heating and panel radiator solutions, there are other ways that you can still enjoy the radiant warmth generated by these systems (contact us for more information).