Did you know that floor heating has actually been quite a popular method of keeping homes warm in Europe for a number of years? It is only just starting to gain popularity here in Australia, but it is quickly cementing itself as one of the best ways to scare away the winter blues. It involves pipes being laid beneath the floor of your home through which warm water flows. If you are in the process of building a home, here are our favourite reasons for installing this system during your renovation or build.
1. Low Running Costs
The best reason for installing under slab heating in your home is that it will save you money in the long run, as these systems are 25 to 40% cheaper to operate than traditional forced air systems. This is because they use all of the floor space to radiate warmth into the room, rather than a single panel, allowing the system to operate at a lower temperature.
If you’re tired of having cold feet in winter, then this is the system for you. Under slab heating warms your home from the ground upward, so you can always enjoy toasty flooring, no matter what the season. And because it heats the space evenly, you can say goodbye to uncomfortable cold spots.
Many homes that feature traditional forced air heating have actually been designed around the need to accommodate this system, such as the presence of ducts and furnaces. With a floor system, on the other hand, you will be able to design your home in any way you like and will not be limited on where you can place furniture and cupboards.
The traditional forced air systems found in most homes are actually notorious for accumulating dust and mold; spores are blown into the air every time the heating is turned on, causing serious health problems in your family. Floor systems don’t involve forced air, however, which means that harmful spores have nowhere to hide and spread.
Most floor heating systems are separated into zones (often a single room or area of the home forms a different zone). These zones can be controlled individually, ensuring that you don’t have to heat areas of the home that aren’t currently being used. As a result, you won’t need to pay to warm your entire home, allowing you to take advantage of a more efficient system instead.
This list is by no means conclusive – there are a huge number of reasons why you should invest in under slab heating for your home, not only from a comfort and affordability perspective, but because they also offer excellent efficiency and environmental benefits. If you want to learn more about why they are such a great choice, and whether or not they are right for your lifestyle, then we recommend speaking with the friendly team at Cambro today!
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