Underfloor Heating South Ockendon Essex (RM15): An efficient and economical way to heat your property in South Ockendon, is to install underfloor heating. It can be employed as a secondary source of warmth in combination with radiators, or can be installed as a whole house heating system to take the place of radiators and other heating solutions. Electric and warm water are the two primary types of underfloor heating system.
The benefit of an efficient and consistent heating system warming from the floor up, can be achieved with both electric and wet installations. These underfloor systems don't run at the higher temperatures that are a feature of traditional forms of heating, like for example radiators, and as a result consume less energy. To effectively heat a room a traditional gas boiler and radiator system will need water heated up to between sixty five and seventy five degrees Celcius, which is over two times that of the twenty five to thirty five degrees required by an underfloor heating system.
BENEFITS OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Uniform & Consistent Heat: A regular radiator warms up the air close to the radiator's surface first, and then rises before being spread slowly around the whole room which can frequently create cool areas. With underfloor systems, the heating mats or pipes are laid out across the whole floor area to provide a consistent heat which radiates upwards from floor level right throughout the room.
Cheaper Running Costs: Since these underfloor solutions have a lower temperature requirement to give you the same heating benefits, they are more environmentally friendly and have lower running costs.
Ease of Use: Energy use and temperature are managed and controlled by a digital programmable thermostat, which can be linked to your smart phone, in both electric and wet underfloor installations. This easy to operate gadget gives you complete control over your heating and can even be pre-programmed to suit your particular situation.
Lower Maintenance Requirements: With almost no maintenance requirements, electrical underfloor systems are hassle free and will provide several years of reliable service. To keep a water fed underfloor system working at its optimum efficiency only periodic inspections are required, compared with a radiator central heating system which needs bleeding and flushing. Operating water fed underfloor heating at lower temperatures also has the benefit of placing less pressure on gas boilers and other heating methods (ground/air source heat pumps) making them more reliable and giving them a longer service life.
Ideal For Any Room: Traditional radiators take up an astonishing amount of wasted space in a room, about 10% on average, which can be freed up for use by installing underfloor heating. Different systems of underfloor heating can be installed in kitchens, living areas, bathrooms and conservatories in South Ockendon, and can combine with just about any sort of floor covering, from carpeting to concrete. You can even install underfloor heating in outside spaces like summer houses, patios or garages.
Healthier Air Quality: An underfloor heating system generates radiant heat from floor level, which minimises the thermal air currents caused by traditional hot water radiators or electric halogen heaters. A better environment is established as the circulation of dust particles and pollen in the air is reduced.
Exactly how much work you are prepared to do on your home in South Ockendon, can determine which type of underfloor heating is best you. Electric underfloor systems in South Ockendon are usually quicker and easier to install and design. It's also a less complicated choice for retrofitting into a pre-existing dwelling in South Ockendon. If you are laying a brand new sub-floor in a new build property or renovation project, water underfloor heating could be a more suitable solution.
ELECTRIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS IN SOUTH OCKENDON
The easiest and fastest underfloor heating system to fit is an electric mat system, which just requires a connection to the electric mains supply and a suitable digital thermostat within your property in South Ockendon. Existing houses can undergo the retrofitting of electric systems into individual rooms or the entire property with very few problems in most cases. If heating isn't necessary on a daily basis, for example in attic conversions or spare rooms, it's a great solution.
In not much more than half an hour a system of electric heating mats can be installed. Their installation only requires them to be rolled out and affixed to the sub-floor or insulating layer before being connected by a professional electrician to the mains supply. Your underfloor company in South Ockendon will be able to offer some guidance on which heating mats are best suited to your specific flooring surface.
In awkwardly shaped rooms or spaces where cutting standard mats to the correct size could be a bit tricky, free form electric heating wire is used. An insulation pad is laid out and a heating element (single cable) is mounted upon it in "runs" before being covered by the floor finish. A room based digital thermostat will be installed and the cable linked up to a suitable electric point by an experienced electrician.
Electric underfloor heating can be installed as a whole house system which is controlled from a single point, or can be installed separately into individual rooms as freestanding devices. Electric underfloor heating systems can be easily built into smart homes in South Ockendon to give wireless remote control of thermostat temperatures and metering.
WATER UNDERFLOOR HEATING IN SOUTH OCKENDON
Also known as wet floor or hydronic underfloor systems, these employ hot water as the thermal source for heating. You can use a pre-existing boiler with these heating systems, or in newer builds they can easily be connected to ground or air source heat pumps.
Water based systems are installed into the screed of a subfloor and thus produce a greater thickness of floor. In South Ockendon new builds this added height can be allowed for in the design stage, but for existing builds there are slimmer pipe alternatives which keep the extra thickness requirement to the bare minimum. The use of water systems is now being more widely adopted as a technique for "whole house" heating in South Ockendon. Their higher efficiency, increased thermal effect and lower operating costs are all contributing factors in the popularity of underfloor heating installations.
HYBRID UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS IN SOUTH OCKENDON
A hybrid alternative combines the top features of electric and water underfloor heating systems. Wet systems are installed on cellars and ground floors which have higher requirements on heating energy, while upper level rooms and loft conversions use electric underfloor heating. The combination of the two methods delivers a highly efficient and unique heating system.
PLANNING, DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
It's vital to conduct a heat loss survey of your dwelling in South Ockendon before doing any underfloor heating installation. This on-site survey will be carried out by a certified heating engineer or architect who will determine the insulation needs and heating requirements of your house. Interior living areas will have different wattage needs than those of higher heat loss locations, such as conservatory or garage conversion. The structure, dimensions and heating requirements of the water pipes or electric mats will be based upon this survey and is a vital part of the design phase.
Insulating boards positioned underneath the pipework, heating cables or heat mats will usually be needed to reduce the amount of thermal loss through the sub-floor. This insulation has the benefit of bringing down heat-up times and increasing efficiency by "pushing" the heat up into the room, instead of being absorbed by the floor beneath.
It is possible for a competent do-it-yourselfer to install an underfloor heating system, but any electrical hook-ups must be completed by a qualified NICEIC electrician to Part P specifications. A competent installation specialist will provide total reassurance in relation to Health and Safety, and it is recommended to use a qualified installer in South Ockendon for the added safety and guarantees that this brings to your new home heating system. Even with the high reliability of underfloor heating it is still necessary to look at the level of warranties and aftercare support, such as servicing, which is offered by your South Ockendon installation company.
If you are thinking about installing an underfloor heating system in an older building in South Ockendon, you'd be better off looking at an electric mat system. New build houses are more suited to warm water systems which are far more easily incorporated into new floor surfaces.
Either type of underfloor heating will save you money on regular heating methods, and provide you with consistent heating which is simple to monitor and control.
Whatever your needs; whole house heating, or installation to an individual room, underfloor heating is a perfect option when modernising your existing heating setup.
Underfloor heating installation can be undertaken in South Ockendon and also nearby in: Horndon on the Hill, Badgers Dene, Chafford Hundred, Stanford-le-Hope, Purfleet, Aveley, Linford, Cranham, Bulphan, West Horndon, North Stifford, Grays, West Thurrock, Orsett, North Ockendon, and in these postcodes RM15 5AF, RM15 5EP, RM15 5HP, RM15 5DF, RM15 5FU, RM15 5RA, RM15 5DE, RM15 5HY, RM15 5DW, RM15 5NS. Locally based South Ockendon underfloor heating services will likely have the phone code 01708 and the postcode RM15.
South Ockendon Underfloor Heating Questions
In the past few months I have been checking out the typical questions that people ask in relation to underfloor heating in South Ockendon. A couple of you submitted some important queries that may be worth a mention. The ones I picked out were, "How does underfloor heating work with radiators?", "How much underfloor heating cost to run?", "Can you put underfloor heating under laminate flooring?", "Which underfloor heating electric vs water?", "Does underfloor heating make a noise?" and "Do underfloor heating systems leak?" I hope you'll agree that the majority of those enquiries have been addressed somewhere on this webpage, and if that isn't the case an underfloor "Q&A" feature is currently being written. Thanks a lot to Joel Knowles, Anne Mcphee, Santiago Newton and Katelyn Bryson, for sending in these questions. Relevant enquiries were also received from Alex Fitzpatrick in Cranham, Scarlett Weir in North Stifford and Dylan Thorpe in Bulphan.
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Underfloor Heating Around South Ockendon: Underfloor heating installation has recently been carried out in the following South Ockendon roads and areas - Fullarton Crescent, Enborne Green, Callan Grove, Anton Road, Alder Drive, Dart Green, South Road, Eskley Gardens, Alwen Grove, Peartree Close, Dunning Close, Mollands Court, Dunkellin Grove, Orchard Road, Brock Green, Cullen Square, Fairlane Drive, Aldham Drive, Rowan Way, Derwent Parade, Annifer Way, Gidea Close, Easington Way, Dene Path, Fairham Avenue, Fortin Way, Fusedale Way, as well as these local South Ockendon postcodes: RM15 5AF, RM15 5EP, RM15 5HP, RM15 5DF, RM15 5FU, RM15 5RA, RM15 5DE, RM15 5HY, RM15 5DW, RM15 5NS.
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