Keeping Your Feet Warm - The Importance Under Floor Heating

Keep your feet warm or you will get sick! A phrase most children are familiar hearing from their mother. Many disregard these superstitions as folktale, but the fact of the matter is it does hold validity. While cold feet may not directly get you sick, it may weaken your immune system enough to leave you susceptible to contracting a virus the common influenza. This, among many other reasons, gives the need for underfloor heating its importance. UFH and cooling has become a very important form of central HVAC systems due to great ability to radiate heat. Because of this fact, many would refer to underfloor heating as a form of radiant heating, but that is not entirely the case. Underfloor heating actually achieves its goal through radiation, conduction, and convection. That being said, there are 2 types of heating mediums and they are Hydronic systems and Electric Systems.

Benefits of Hydronic Underfloor Heating

Under floor HeatingHydronic underfloor heating is made up of a closed-circuit piping structure below the screed. It can be powered in many different ways including natural gas, electricity, solar energy, coal, oil or even bio-fules. It is a very robust way to accomplish the task of keeping your feet warm at all times of the day.  The various energy mediums make Hydronic underfloor heating a very convenient choice and in addition, more than one of these energy sources can be utilized to better manage energy costs. Of course there is also the noise factor. Hydronic floor heating is very silent and efficient. The heat is distributed evenly throughout the entire floor, and because heat rises by nature, the heat radiates throughout your home in balanced proportions. To achieve optimal use, a professional should always install hydronic underfloor heating systems.

Overall Advantages of Hydronic Underfloor Heating

  • Cost efficient
  • Easily administered
  • Silent
  • Various energy sources
  • Low installation cost
  • Balanced heat across home

Benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating

Hydronic and Electric Under floor heating systems are very similar in the job they do. What is dissimilar is the fashion the task is completed. Typically, an electric underfloor heating system consists of conductive cabling or small rods that are actually meshed in the padding just below the actual floor level. This is great for many reasons. The fact that electric underfloor heating is literally under the floor makes it very easy for renovations should there be a need. If you need your floors replaced it is much less expensive to have some matte pulled out than an entire closed-circuit tube or piping system that a hydronic underfloor heating system would have. A direct effect of the electric underfloor heating is that the radiation occurs much quicker than in hydronic systems. When an electric system is turned on, it takes roughly 20 minutes for the effect to be felt whereas it could take hours with other systems. Of course if the system reacts quickly it must have an easy management interface for counter-action if necessary. Because your main source of energy is electricity, the underfloor heating can be adjusted to take advantage of a electricity metering system so as to better manage energy costs.

Overall Advantages of Electric Underfloor Heating

  • Easy installation
  • Cost-efficient
  • Quick delivery
  • Easy management
  • Balanced heating across home

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