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Can Floor Heating Replace Radiators in my House?
Floor heaters allow total design freedom when renovating your home and offer lower long-term running costs than traditional heating systems.
Floor heating uses radiant heat technology to warm the objects and people in the room from the floor up as opposed to central-heated radiators which focus on heating just the air of a room. This makes underfloor heating a much more efficient heating system than radiators, conserving energy whilst also reducing dust circulation, thereby improving the air quality of your home.
You can absolutely replace the radiators in your home with an underfloor heating system. We recommended carrying out a heat loss calculation on the room you wish to heat to make sure it is suitably insulated and can be primarily heated by a floor heater. Some rooms with smaller floor areas, such as small bathrooms, may require supplemental heating.
Type of Project
Floor heaters provide a highly flexible heating solution for your home. They can be used to heat just one small room or can be installed throughout an entire house.
Floor Heating in One Room
If you are renovating one room in your home, such as your bathroom, an electric underfloor heater is a great choice to provide a consistent, comfortable heat output.
Heating Multiple Rooms
Electric heaters can be installed in several different rooms of your home, through a process known as zoned heating. Zoned heating refers to splitting your home’s floor heating systems into distinct ‘zones’ that can be controlled separately to one another for greater comfort and efficiency.
Heating the Whole House
Underfloor heating systems are well suited for use as the primary source of heat in your whole house.
Benefits of Zoned Floor Heating
Installing multiple floor heaters across your home facilitates a zoned heating function. This is where multiple heaters are split into separate zones controlled by a zone-dedicated thermostat, increasing the efficiency of your home’s heating. For instance, if you have installed floor heating throughout the ground floor of your home, your hallway and living room may be one zone and your kitchen another zone. The ability to zone heating around your lifestyle greatly improves the efficiency of your heating system, preventing unnecessary energy wastage. This level of precision cannot be matched by traditional central heating systems.
Costs of Floor Heating in your Home
The initial costs of purchasing a system and installing it vary depending on the requirements of your project, however the increased efficiency of underfloor heating results in big savings on your energy bills. Floor heaters run at lower temperatures than central heating whilst still producing the same level of warmth and comfort, resulting in lower long-term running costs.
Smart Thermostats for Enhanced Energy-efficiency
You can maximize on the energy-efficiency of a floor heating system in your home by controlling the system with a Warmup Smart Thermostat and its accompanying smartphone app. Using the 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat alongside our MyHeating app can save you up to $500 on your annual energy bills.
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