Installing underfloor heating
When people choose to have underfloor heating, most employ a local plumber who specialises in underfloor heating. These professionals are best placed to advice on what system will be best for your home and budget.
If you don’t already know they are two types of underfloor heating, one being a dry system which is electric and the other is a wet system and that’s a water system, just like your central heating system. If you’re a confident DIYer you could probably install a dry system to your home but you’ll need a qualified electrician to connect your system to your electric mains supply and fit a sensor that connects to the thermostat.
A wet system is a network of pipes linked to your boiler that pump hot water around your rooms under your floorboards. Underfloor heating systems distribute heat more evenly, they actually need water at a lower heat than a radiator, making your boiler more efficient.
Water (Wet System) Underfloor Heating
A water underfloor heating system can sit beneath pretty much any type of flooring including (not limited to) Stone, Wood, tile, concrete and carpet. It offers an alterative to radiators and can be fitted in almost every room in your home, even in the attic if you really wanted.
A water underfloor heating system is a lot more expensive than a dry system (electic system) depending on your home, a water system can be around £5,000, less if you have a smaller home with fewer rooms.
The water system can be run from your boiler, typically a water system will require less heat than your previous radiator system making your boiler more efficient saving you even more money!