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The benefits of underfloor heating systems explained

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Here at Lewington Heating Services we’ve been installing underfloor heating systems ever since we introduced our Lewington Renewable division back in 2000. Ever since then, we’ve seen these heating systems increase in popularity as the technology has continued to improve over the years. It’s easy to see why underfloor heating is becoming such a firm favourite as these systems offer many great benefits, from improved energy efficiency to enhanced comfort. 

So, if you’re considering underfloor heating, here’s some more detail on how it can enhance your home. If you would like to discuss your specific needs in more depth, please call us on 01858 433 333 or fill in our contact form

What is underfloor heating?

Underfloor heating offers an efficient way to heat your home by circulating warm water through pipes installed beneath your flooring. The system provides even, efficient heating across your living space, eliminating the need for bulky conventional radiators.

The key benefits of underfloor heating systems are as follows: 

Enhanced comfort

One of the most noticeable benefits of underfloor heating is the luxurious feeling of comfort it provides. Traditional radiators can heat the air unevenly, leading to hot spots and cold areas within a room. In contrast, underfloor heating systems distribute heat evenly across the entire floor surface, ensuring a consistent temperature throughout your home. And of course, there is nothing quite like the cosy feeling of stepping onto a warm floor on a cold winter morning! 

Improved energy efficiency

Because they run at lower temperatures compared to conventional radiators, underfloor heating systems consume less energy. This not only reduces your carbon footprint but can also result in significant savings on your energy bills. When combined with a modern condensing boiler or heat pump, underfloor heating becomes one of the best ways to achieve modern, energy-efficient heating for your home.

Boosts space and aesthetic appeal

With no need for radiators on the walls, underfloor heating allows you to maximise your living space. Walls remain free for furniture placement, and you can enjoy a cleaner, more streamlined aesthetic in your rooms. This is particularly beneficial in smaller homes or rooms where space is at a premium. But no matter the size of your home, eliminating the radiator creates a sleek, modern style statement. 

Low maintenance and versatile 

Once installed, underfloor heating systems require minimal maintenance. Unlike radiators, which may need to be bled to remove trapped air or require regular cleaning, underfloor heating systems generally do not require much in the way of upkeep. A well-installed system can last for decades, providing you with a reliable and hassle-free heating solution.

Although underfloor heating systems are often installed alongside renewable air source heat pumps or ground source heat pumps, they are compatible with any home heating source. 

Compatible with your flooring 

Modern underfloor heating systems are compatible with a variety of flooring types, including tile, stone, wood, and even carpet. This versatility means you can enjoy the benefits of underfloor heating throughout your home, regardless of your flooring preferences. Some systems work better with certain flooring types and our expert heating engineers can advise you on the best underfloor heating system for your needs. 

A healthy home 

Traditional radiators can circulate dust and allergens as they heat the air, which can potentially exacerbate allergies or respiratory conditions. Underfloor heating produces radiant heat, reducing the circulation of dust and allergens and creating a cleaner, healthier indoor environment.

Appealing to buyers 

Investing in an underfloor heating system can boost your home’s value. House hunters are often attracted to modern, energy-efficient features, and underfloor heating ticks both boxes, with the added benefit of its streamlined aesthetic appeal. 

Save on VAT when you also install a heat pump 

While underfloor heating systems are not part of the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), you can still save money on installation as it is free from VAT if installed at the same time as a heat pump to create a new modern heating system for your home. 

Talk to us today about your new underfloor heating system 

If you’re considering underfloor heating for your home, you’ll no doubt have plenty of questions on the subject. As the long-established experts with Which Trusted Trader endorsement, our experienced team of installers are on hand to guide you through the process and suggest the best solution for your unique needs. To find out more, please give us a call on 01858 433 333 or fill in our contact form.