The Advantages of Underfloor Heating

Whilst boilers and conventional heating systems are most commonly used in homes throughout the UK, there are plenty of others available in the modern age.

One of the most popular of these is underfloor heating, which is amongst the fastest-growing home improvement projects in the UK. Despite the initial outlay required, this can also deliver long-term energy savings and add some much-needed value to your property.

Below, we’ll consider the main advantages of underfloor heating and ask why they’re so compelling for home-owners.

Underfloor Heating Boast Low Maintenance Costs

We’ve already touched on the high installation costs associated with underfloor heating, which should set you back around £50 to £75 per square metre on average.

However, underfloor heating is also incredibly cost-effective and cheap to maintain, whether you use electric or water based systems in your home. In fact, underfloor heating hardly ever requires any form of maintenance once it has been fitted, enabling it to work seamlessly for an extended period of time.

The only thing that you need to ensure that any water-fed system is certified to BS EN 1264 standards, as this should ensure that it comes with a 25-year guarantee  from the company that installs it.

Underfloor Heating Provides Superior All-round Comfort

Even on a fundamental level, the installation of underfloor heating also provides greater levels of all-round comfort for home-owners.

The reason for this is simple; as an underfloor heating system doesn’t rely on convection like radiators do. As a result, the temperature should be consistent throughout your home, so there will be no need to jostle for a spot near the radiator in larger rooms and spaces.

This undoubtedly contributes to a more comfortable and cosy home, which is ideal if you have a family and intend to stay in the property for a sustained period of time.

Underfloor Heating is More Efficient and Hygienic

As we’ve already touched on, underfloor heating provides an efficient energy source that will definitely reduce your monthly utility bills.

This type of heating is certainly more efficient that radiators, which typically lose heat at a higher rate and require considerably more maintenance.

Interestingly, this type of heating system is also considered to be more hygienic, as it minimises dampness at ground level throughout your home.

Conversely, radiators and convection heating can leave your floors cold and moist, which in turn creates a breeding ground for dust mites and mould.

The Last Word

Regardless of how you choose to heat your home, it’s important that you work with fully accredited service providers. This not only guarantees the quality of workmanship, but in the case of underfloor heating it also ensures that the installation complies with industry standards. Service providers like LP Plumbing and Heating are ideally placed to meet your needs, especially if you live in or around Snodland, West Malling, Halling, Vigo and Aylesford. We are Gas Safe registered,  Logic certified and City & Guilds qualified. To find out more, why not give the team a call on 07534907893, or drop them an email at and ask for a quote?