Conservatory Under Floor Heating Buyers Guide

Conservatory Under Floor Heating

Everything you need to know about under-floor heating

What most people do not realize is that under floor heating is not a modern concept. Over two thousand years ago the Romans heated public buildings by pumping heated air into the cavity below the raised floors. We have obviously made a bit of head way since those times. Now, the main systems used for under floor heating are electrical and heated water pumped through pipes. Both systems can be used on concrete floors and suspended timber floors.

Conservatory Underfloor HeatingThe benefits of under floor heating are numerous. Space saving - as the system is installed below the floor it takes no space, unlike radiators and heaters. Hygiene - under floor heating does not allow dust mites to live in carpets and also eliminates the difficult to clean areas on radiators. Aesthetics - as it can not be seen the room can be decorated exactly as you please. Comfort - under floor heating generates radiant heat which is the most natural form of heating. Noise - there is none, unlike some central heating systems. Money saving - depending on your lifestyle the water system will save fifteen to thirty percent of your annual heating bill compared to standard central heating systems. Heat control - because the heat is generated evenly throughout the floor there will not be any cold areas.

Both the water and electric systems, if specified correctly, can be regarded as a primary heat source for your conservatory. To make the systems as efficient as possible, it is recommended that an insulation tile be laid on the concrete floor before the heating system is installed. This will reflect the heat upwards, saving money on shortening the time that the conservatory takes to warm up.

Underfloor Heating Installation Step 1 Underfloor Heating Installation Step 2 Underfloor Heating Installation Step 3
Step 1 - Roll Out Matting Step 2 - Connect Sections Step 3 - Cover with Grout & Tile
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