Why homeowners should invest in underfloor heating

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Underfloor heating (UFH) has never been more affordable and attractive to homeowners and renovators. It is hidden away from view, more cost effective, and energy efficient. Despite its efficiency and comfort benefits, underfloor heating is frequently misunderstood.

Here’s why homeowners should invest in underfloor heating:

Even distribution of heat

UFH uses radiant heat, which is the most comfortable form of heating. It gives an even distribution of warmth over the whole room as the heat is transferred through the floor.

Radiators, on the other hand, transfer energy using convection. This heats the air above and around the radiator at a much higher temperature, and this warm air rises. This gives an uneven distribution of heat and also makes the floor the coolest place in the room.

The radiant heat emitted by UFH offers a more consistent and comfortable heating experience. Additionally, UFH provides an efficient heat distribution system that works well with various flooring types, including tiles, wood, laminate, and carpet.

By opting for UFH, you can say goodbye to the uneven heat distribution and cold floors associated with traditional radiators. Embrace the superior comfort and warmth provided by radiant heat and experience the joy of walking barefoot on a consistently warm floor.

Underfloor heating diagram

Heating, only where needed!

JG Speedfit Underfloor solves this issue of heating the whole house when only a few rooms are in use by enabling zonal heating control. This is achieved by combining UFH with existing or new radiator systems throughout the property, using the smart JG Underfloor Heating Controls.

This means that you can easily control the heating in each zone, so only parts of the house in use, are heated. With zonal heating control, you have the flexibility to independently regulate the heating in different zones or areas of your home. Instead of having a one-size-fits-all approach to heating, you can customise the temperature settings for each zone based on your specific needs and usage patterns. This means that only the parts of the house that are in use at any given time will be heated, ensuring optimal energy efficiency and comfort.

For instance, during the day, when the family is predominantly occupying the living room and kitchen, you can set those zones to a comfortable temperature while keeping the bedrooms or unused areas at a lower setting.

Extra space

With traditional radiators, you often find yourself limited in terms of furniture placement and interior design due to their visible presence on walls. However, underfloor heating systems are out of sight allowing for more space for interior design and a clean decorative finish. This means you can utilise the space of the room to the best of your ability.

Embracing underfloor heating allows you to create a harmonious and inviting living environment that reflects your personal style and enhances the functionality of each room. With underfloor heating, you can truly make the most of your space and turn your house into a sanctuary of comfort and elegance.

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Cheaper bills

Did you know UFH can substantially cut heating bills and energy consumption?

Because UFH systems distribute radiant heat, the boiler needs to heat the water to a much lower temperature when compared to radiators. Heat is also retained within the floor, which helps maintain a pleasant warmth for an extended period without the need for constant energy consumption. This characteristic is particularly advantageous during the transition periods between heating cycles, as it ensures a more stable and comfortable indoor environment while reducing the boiler's workload.

By reducing the demand for higher-temperature water and optimising heat retention, UFH effectively enhances the overall efficiency of your boiler. This means you'll be able to enjoy a comfortably heated home while saving on your energy bills.

In addition, UFH also allows for better control over your heating system. Many UFH systems can be easily managed using programmable thermostats and smart heating controls, which enable you to adjust the heating schedule based on your daily routines and preferences. This level of control ensures that you only use energy when and where it's needed, further enhancing the system's efficiency, and saving you money on bills.

Pair of JG UFH Controls thermostats

Less noise

By going away from noisy and bulky radiators prone to leakages, UFH provides a relaxing and tranquil environment. Once installed, you'll be amazed at how it operates without any disruptive noise. Say farewell to the constant humming or hissing sounds that often accompany traditional heating systems and say hello to a calm and noise-free living space.

With its silent and efficient operation, UFH not only provides warmth but also a sense of peace that enriches your everyday life. So, why settle for noisy and bulky radiators? Experience the quiet comfort of UFH and create a living space imbued with elegance.

What Are You Waiting For

Whether you're revamping your home, designing a new space, or seeking to optimise energy usage, underfloor heating provides an intelligent and versatile heating solution that ticks all the right boxes. So, if you're looking to elevate your comfort, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal, consider embracing the warmth and luxury of underfloor heating today.

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Andy Lea

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About the author

My journey in the construction industry began when I trained as a plumber.

Fuelled by ambition, I took the leap and became self-employed, running a successful business for eight years. Seeking to expand my knowledge and enhance my skills, I pursued a Higher National Diploma, which provided me with a broader perspective on the industry.

Today, I proudly celebrate 22 years with RWC, a company I've called home. As a spokesperson, I have the privilege of sharing my extensive expertise and insights, connecting with audiences and conveying RWC's vision and innovative solutions.