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, cheaper, and more energy efficient. However, it is often misunderstood and shrouded in mystery.

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.

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.

Extra space

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.

Image of piggy bank savings due to underfloor heating

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, and this in turn makes the boiler much more efficient.

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. It is virtually silent to run, so there will be no background sound bothering you.

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Energy-efficient underfloor heating systems that are easy to install using push-fit connections.

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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.