Why Underfloor Heating by West Lothian Tiling Services is so Fantastic
There is no doubt that it can be easier to install a wet Underfloor Heating system if it's a New Extension or a New Build as there are no bases or floors to rip up. That's not to say it's not possible; it'll just take a bit more time, effort, and money. The benefits of underfloor heating will definately be there long after the pain of installation has worn off.
There is also an option of using a dry Underfloor Heating system. It's easier to install and a bit cheaper, less remedial work to be done underneath, but there can be a difference in the running costs. We can certainly help in advising the best method to go for.
Generally, existing smaller rooms or existing rooms that are only used occasionally would be natural choices for the dry system as the running and installation costs would balance out.
It would also be better if you considered whether simply adding some further radiators would solve the problem. We know we are talking ourselves out of a potential job here, but sometimes it makes sense to go traditional. No point in wasting money if there's an easier and more cost effective solution
Why not contact us to discuss what's best for you?
You, too, can be as comfortable as the dog. As long as you don't mind lying on the floor....
Common Questions About Underfloor Heating in West Lothian
Is underfloor heating expensive to run?
A: The standard answer is that if the underfloor heating is installed correctly, with the proper foundation and insulation then it can be more efficient than radiators. Gas(wet) installations are generally a bit more effort to instal but are more efficient than electric, which is easier to instal.
What are the disadvantages of underfloor heating?
What type of underfloor heating is best?
A: As mentioned above, a gas heated water system is generally regarded as being best for running costs. Electric installation is cheaper so in the short term is more cost efficient. If you have access to cheap electricity then even better.
Is it cheaper to leave underfloor heating on all the time?
A: It takes time for the system to get to it's optimum temperature so switching it off and on regularly does not help with cost savings. The norm is that the system is left on constant apart from warm outside temperatures or nighttimes, if preferred.