Heating your rooms with bulky, inconveniently placed radiators that have to work hard isn’t the best option when it comes to heating.
You may have considered Underfloor Heating before but then realised you have no gas supply at your property?
Electric Underfloor Heating is a cost-effective alternative to traditional wet underfloor heating, cheaper, quicker to fit and easier to install.
Electric underfloor heating pretty much provides all the benefits of conventional wet floor heating.
Benefits Of Electric Underfloor Heating
- Heats the room equally with electric coils running underfloor by using the concept of rising heat over the entire surface area
- Allows you to remove radiators or expensive to run storage heaters freeing up much-needed space. Your home will look and feel larger
- Underfloor Heating uses less electricity than storage heaters. Less energy is required to heat your room so you can save money on your electricity bill while doing your part for the environment
- Underfloor Heating is clean and easy to install with minimal disruption
- Electric Underfloor heating can be used with carpet tile, stone, wood and engineered flooring
Types Of Electric Underfloor Heating
There are five different types of underfloor heating. The type you require will depend on the size of your room and your type of flooring.
Electric Cables are fitted the same way as wet systems. The cables ‘snaked’ and secured under the floor. When switched on the cable gets hot this is what heats your room.
Electric Mats are rolled out over the floor area and wired into the mains supply. The mats insulated and include a fitted heating element within the mat.
Foil Mats are a thinner alternative to the popular Electric mats, the preferred option for carpets and vinyl flooring. The cables encased in aluminium foil that helps maintain the heat produced.
Electric cables are snaked then screeded into the floor. Screed is an excellent heat conductor that’s often used with wet systems.
Loose Fit Wiring
Mats and snaking cables are not ideal for small spaces in this instance we can use loose wiring that’s shaped to cover any small area.
Electric Vs Wet Underfloor Heating?
If you have a standard central heating system installed, you may be considering the differences between Electric and Wet Underfloor Heating?
- Electric Underfloor Heating is cheaper and takes less time to install but is more expensive to run than Wet Underfloor Heating
- Wet Underfloor Heating is more expensive and disruptive to install but is cheaper to run so will save you money over the longterm
If you have the choice between the two, choose carefully, if you need any help, let us know. Our Electricians have lots of experience in fitting electrical underfloor heating. We also have Plumbers on board with lots of experience in fitting wet systems. Whatever your requirements, we can help you.