Underfloor Heating Harlow Essex (CM20): Your home in Harlow can be heated efficiently and cost effectively through the use of an underfloor heating system. It can be employed as an additional source of warmth coupled with radiators, or can be fitted as a whole house heating system to completely replace radiators and other methods of heating. You can choose between water or electric systems for your underfloor heating installation.
The benefit of an efficient and uniform heating system from the floor up, can be achieved with both water and electric installations. They run at cooler temperatures than traditional hot water radiators and therefore use less energy. To heat a room effectively a standard gas boiler and radiator setup will require water heated up to between 65-75 degrees Celsius, which is more than two times that of the twenty five and thirty five degrees Celcius required by an underfloor heating setup.
THE BENEFITS OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Consistent and Uniform Heat: Cool spots can frequently be created with conventional radiators, as the air close to the radiator's surface is warmed initially, before it slowly spreads around the room through convection. The floor level heating mats or pipes of an underfloor heating system consistently and uniformly warm the air over the entire floor area which then rises up throughout the room.
Lower Running Costs: They operate at lower temperatures to give you the same heating benefits of conventional central heating, and hence are cheaper to run and more eco-friendly.
Simplicity of Use: You can have control of heating at your fingertips in both water and electric underfloor systems with a dedicated digital thermostat which in many options can be connected with your smart phone. You will have 24-hour control of your heating, and you can even pre-programme your heating to suit cooler times of day or automatically adjust to the different demands of the seasons.
Low Maintenance: Electrical underfloor systems require pretty much no maintenance and should provide you with several years of trouble free use. To keep water fed underfloor heating working at optimum performance levels only occasional inspections are required, in contrast to a radiator heated system which needs to be bled and flushed fairly regularly. Gas boilers or other heat sources will also have less thermal load exerted upon them, making them generally more reliable and long lasting.
Perfect For Any Room: Radiators take up an astonishing amount of "dead" space in a room, about ten percent on average, which can be freed up for use by installing underfloor heating. Different types of underfloor heating can be used in conservatories, living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens in Harlow, and can work beneath pretty much any type of floor covering, from carpeting to hard flooring. You can even go with fully waterproof outside underfloor heating for warming up your terrace, garage or summerhouse in Harlow.
Air Quality: Underfloor heating creates radiant heat from floor level, which minimises thermal air currents like those caused by electric halogen heaters or standard central heating radiators. A healthier and better environment is created as the movement of dust and pollen in the air is lowered.
Just how much work you wish to undertake on your property in Harlow, can determine what type of underfloor heating system is more suitable for you. Being easier and quicker to design and install, electric underfloor heating could be perfect for smaller projects in Harlow. Retrofitting is also far simpler with electric underfloor heating systems in Harlow. If you're going to be laying a new floor in a restoration project or new build property, water fed underfloor heating will be a better alternative.
ELECTRIC UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS IN HARLOW
The quickest and easiest underfloor heating system to fit is an electric mat or wire system, which simply requires a connection to the electricity mains supply and a suitable digital thermostat within your property in Harlow. Existing properties can undergo the retrofitting of electric systems into individual rooms or the entire property with no problem at all at all. If heating is not needed at all times, such as in spare rooms and loft conversions, it is a great choice.
In a time span of just thirty minutes an electric heating mat can be installed. Just spread out and stick the heating mat to the sub-floor or insulating layer, have it linked up to the mains supply by an experienced electrician, and it's good to go. Your underfloor company in Harlow will be delighted to offer some advice on which thermal heating mats are more suited to your flooring surface.
In unusually shaped areas where cutting ready-made mats to the right size could be an issue, free form heating wire can be employed. As the name suggests, the heating element comes in the form of one single cable which is laid in "runs" upon a substrate or insulation pad beneath your primary floor covering. A competent electrician will connect the heating cable to an appropriate electric point, along with installing a room based digital thermostat.
Electric underfloor heating can be installed as independent units in each room, or can be assimilated into a "whole home" system with management from a central unit. Electric underfloor heating can easily be built into smart homes in Harlow to offer complete wireless remote control of metering and thermostat temperatures.
WARM WATER UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS
Water fed underfloor heating systems, also often known as wet floor or hydronic systems employ hot water to warm your home. You can use a pre-existing boiler with these systems, or in newer builds they can easily be connected to ground or air source heat pumps.
Installing a water based system significantly increases the floor height since it is placed into a layer of thermal screeding over your subfloor. In Harlow new build properties this added height can be allowed for in the design phase, but for older buildings there are thin pipe options which keep the extra thickness to a bare minimum. As a method of whole house heating, water fed underfloor heating systems have grown increasingly more popular in recent times. Their higher efficiency, greater thermal effect and lower operating costs are all contributing factors in the growing number of underfloor heating installations.
HYBRID UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS IN HARLOW
builds in Harlow are increasingly using a hybrid system of both water and electric underfloor heating in new build homes. Areas with higher heating energy requirements such as ground floor living areas and basements will have a water based underfloor system, while upper level rooms, attics and lofts will use an electric option. The mixing of these two designs delivers a unique heating system with the best efficiency.
DESIGN, PLANNING AND INSTALLATION
Before commencing any installation it is important that a thermal heat loss survey is completed on your home in Harlow. The survey will be completed by an architect or experienced heating engineer who will establish the heating requirements and insulation needs of your home. High areas of heat loss, for example conservatories, will need a greater wattage than those of internal living areas. The design of the underfloor heating system, water fed, hybrid or electric, will depend on this survey which confirms the shape, dimensions and heating needs of the whole installation.
In most underfloor installations insulation boards will have to be positioned beneath the pipes or mats to minimise heat loss through the sub-floor. The heat is then "pushed" upwards as opposed to being absorbed into the floor beneath, and has the added benefit of reducing room warm-up times and increasing the system efficiency.
All electrical link-ups must be performed by a Part P qualified NICEIC electrician, but water pipes and heating mats can be installed by any capable DIY enthusiast. As is the case with most plumbing and electrical installations in Harlow, the recommended course of action is to use a professional tradesperson for the guarantees and safety that are included within the installation process. Servicing, warranties and the existence of aftercare support are significant factors to bear in mind from any Harlow company that offers underfloor heating equipment and installation.
Electric underfloor heating systems are particularly suited to loft conversions, extensions and existing property upgrades because of the easier installation process needing no connection to a hot water system or boiler. Water fed underfloor heating is better integrated into major renovation works or new build homes where the extra flooring allowance can be factored in during the design phase.
Either of these styles of underfloor heating will save you some money on traditional heating methods, and provide you with consistent heating which is easily controlled and monitored.
Whatever your needs; whole house heating, or installation to just one room, underfloor heating is a perfect option when upgrading your existing heating system.
Underfloor heating installation can be carried out in Harlow and also in nearby places like: Church Langley, Gilston, Epping Green, North Weald Bassett, Matching Tye, Roydon, Nazeing, Brays Grove, Old Harlow, Temple Fields, Halls Green, Bush Fair, Tye Green, Chipping Ongar, Newhall, together with these postcodes CM17 0DR, CM17 0EH, CM17 9BH, CM17 9BF, CM17 0LQ, CM17 0AE, CM17 0LZ, CM17 9AJ, CM17 0BA, CM17 0NH. Locally based Harlow underfloor heating will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01279 and the postcode CM20.
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Harlow Underfloor Heating Questions
In recent days I have been going over the kinds of questions property owners ask with regards to underfloor heating in Harlow. A few of our visitors have submitted some justifiable queries that may be relevant to this post. The best ones appeared to be, "Does underfloor heating need its own circuit?", "Can underfloor heating leak?", "Is underfloor heating gas or electric?", "Do underfloor heating systems need servicing?", "How does underfloor heating work with radiators?" and "Why is underfloor heating more efficient?" I hope you'll agree that nearly all of these questions have been answered in this blog post, and if some are still to be answered we will be putting in an underfloor "Questions and Answers" feature before very long. My thanks go to Christopher Buckley, Gabrielle Fryer, Gael Freeman and Kelly Clayton, for taking the trouble to present these questions. Appropriate questions were likewise received from Ayden Macgregor in Brays Grove, Carmen Newman in Roydon and Kai Coburn in Epping Green.
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