Posted on: 21st January 2022 | Comments: 0 Comments

Underfloor heating can reduce energy costs

Big Energy Saving Week is taking place this week, from January 18th to 24th, and it aims to help people find the best energy deals and heat their homes more efficiently. Underfloor heating is one way of doing so.

The Big Energy Saving Week campaign is a partnership of the Energy Saving Trust, Citizens Advice and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In 2022, the price cap for gas and electricity set by the Ofgem energy regulator will be changed, and this will increase energy bills. Savings can be made by switching energy providers or changing to a variable tariff, but the best way to save on fuel bills is to upgrade the energy efficiency of the home. This requires investing money in better insulation and a more efficient heating system.

Underfloor heating is one way to reduce heating bills, as long as the home is well insulated. This form of heating operates at lower temperatures than alternative heating systems, but still keeps rooms warm and cosy. The government is encouraging households to install heat pumps that heat water for underfloor heating and is providing grants towards their costs.

It helps to consult with expert tradespeople who can suggest the best ways to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes. Some businesses provide a comprehensive heating, plumbing and electrical service for a complete home energy upgrade project.

For households that cannot afford a professionally installed heat pump and underfloor heating system, electrical underfloor heating is suitable for installation by homeowners who have a reasonable level of DIY skills and this saves on installation costs.

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