As homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of underfloor heating over other heating systems, it’s no surprise that UFH is one of the fastest growing home improvement projects in the UK.
There is an initial outlay to install the heating, however over a surprisingly short period of time the savings on energy and efficiency pay for themselves, whilst also adding additional value to the property altogether.
Underfloor heating is typically zoned into different areas, allowing you complete control of the heating in your home. Different rooms can be set to different temperatures, and programmed around the lifestyle of the room user. Ambiente offers the latest technology including the ability to control your heating remotely from your smartphone.
In summer months, some systems can be switched to cooling mode, where cool water is circulated around the system – this will only work with some heat sources e.g. a reversible heat pump. Underfloor heating is also silent in it’s operation, unlike some traditional radiator systems.
As the underfloor heating pipework is concealed within the floor construction, there is nothing to limit the interior design, offering a completely flexible room layout.
Underfloor heating is also considered by many homeowners to be a luxurious and upper-market feature, increasing the value and potential saleability of their home.
Although some people still expect underfloor heating to be expensive to run, the reality is that both the initial installation cost and the ongoing running expenses are generally lower than conventional heating systems. Also the ongoing maintenance surrounding underfloor heating is minimal, with a brief annual check the only thing required.
Health & Well Being
Underfloor heating system produces less airborne dust than the amounts associated with radiators and convection currents. This is a real plus for asthma sufferers and people with allergies.
Underfloor heating works by radiation and heats from the ground upwards, a much more efficient pattern than the traditional convectional heating, where the warmest part of the room is often at ceiling height.