How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Underfloor heating is a popular choice for many people as it eliminates the need for radiators and other heating elements which may take up unnecessary space or not fit with the design of a room. 

There are many benefits to installing underfloor heating, such as low maintenance and running costs, increased energy efficiency, space-saving and the fact they fit in with any design choices. This makes them an excellent investment for renovations and new homes. 

But how exactly does underfloor heating work? If you are thinking about having it installed, you may want more information about how this heating method works and how it is controlled. 

Warm water underfloor heating works much the same as a radiator. However, rather than heating through external heating elements, it uses an internally installed system that sits embedded within your floor to allow the room to heat from the ground up. 

These types of heating systems are perfect for new projects or spaces where additional floor height can be accommodated due to the fact that the installation of the water pipes within the structural subfloor can lead to an increase in height. 

Electric underfloor heating works differently to warm water underfloor heating as it uses very thin heating wire instead of pipes. This makes it the perfect option for renovations that cannot allow for height increases and is a far more DIY-friendly option. 

The wires can come in pre-made panels that are easy to install yourself, but if you aren’t confident in your DIY skills you may want to enlist the help of a specialist to ensure it is done to the best standard.

Both electric and water underfloor heating can be controlled by a thermostat, making it an easy-to-manage heating option. Increased temperature control means you can easily heat your home to your perfect level.