Cutting my energy bills – a hot debate
One of the frequently asked questions about underfloor heating concerns its potential to cut down on energy bills. There is clear evidence that a good, well installed system will reduce the costs of heating a building. However, the level of savings will vary.
So, if you’re weighing up the pros and cons of a project that will take time and money, it’s worth considering the factors that could have an effect on the amount it could cut from existing energy costs.
In fact, the key to the whole question of whether it is worth carrying out the work will depend on a few factors. You’ll need to take into account the age of the building, its size, and the style of underfloor heating being installed.
There are two main options when it comes to choosing the most appropriate system for a particular building. One common type uses electrical resistance elements embedded in the floor.
Alternatively, there could be several pipes, with water flowing through them. The best one will not be the same in every case, so it’s worth seeking professional advice before making a final decision.
However, some features are common to both, including the look, both in terms of appearance and the additional space that a home acquires when there are no radiators. On top of this, there’s the efficiency that comes from heating a room from the ground up.
So, the answer to the question is that whichever type is installed, underfloor heating is usually a winner.