Advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating: what to consider before installation

By SSPDaily editionFeb 5, 2024 07:09 AMSociety
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Pros and cons of underfloor heating
Pros and cons of underfloor heating. Source: nu-heat.co.uk

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating. SSPDaily has told you about its features so that you can make an informed decision about its installation.

Advantages of underfloor heating

  • Walking barefoot on a warm floor creates coziness and pleasant sensations, especially on cool days.
  • Unlike traditional heating systems, such as radiators or air heaters, underfloor heating operates at a lower temperature but covers a larger surface area. This results in more even heat distribution, reduced energy consumption and savings on heating bills.
  • Underfloor heating promotes better blood circulation, especially in the legs, which can improve circulation.

Disadvantages of underfloor heating

  • Installing an underfloor heating system involves additional costs for materials, labor, and potentially remodeling part of the room to accommodate the system.
  • Although underfloor heating is an efficient and stable source of heat, once it reaches the desired temperature, it is not suitable for providing quick or instantaneous heat. Unlike radiators or heaters, underfloor heating heats up slowly and in certain situations may not meet immediate heating needs.
  • Underfloor heating is usually installed during the construction or renovation phase of a building. Retrofitting a floor heating system in an older building can be challenging and require significant modifications.
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