Interested in warm floors and efficient heating but not sure where to begin? Check out our Ten Minute Guide to Underfloor Heating Systems.
Our Ten Minute Guide series of e-books cover a wide range of topics which will be of interest to self-builders or potential self-builders, or anyone thinking of building or renovating their own home. This particular guide will tell you all you need to know about underfloor heating systems.
The idea of stepping out of bed onto a warm floor first brought underfloor heating to the attention of most people. The fact that it is a highly efficient way to heat your home is even more appealing. So what do you need to know when deciding if it’s for you?
We look at the basics of underfloor heating systems, and it’s an idea adapted from centuries ago. We explain the differences between electric and fluid-based systems, and how to decide whether you should use one or both. There’s a brief science lesson, as we give you a crash course in how the two systems work, and we look at which floor coverings work best with an underfloor heating system.
We also consider the relative costs of installing underfloor heating, and whether DIY is a feasible option. Our guide also reflects on combining underfloor heating systems with renewable energy sources such as solar power and heat pumps, and looks to the future and where the technology may go next.
If you’re looking to learn the basics of underfloor heating systems and want things explained clearly, in plain English and without waffle, this is the guide for you. Give us ten minutes of your time and we’ll give you the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.