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The Pros And Cons Of Underfloor Heating

Normally known as a luxury home addition, underfloor heating can make any bathroom have a cozy floor for your toes, and is currently a popular trend in many new houses. There are many benefits to underfloor heating, as well as some cons. Is it worth the extra cost and time to install underfloor heating in your new home? Let’s find out.

Pros

Low maintenance to run

Once underfloor heating has been installed, it takes almost no maintenance at all to run. Underfloor heating comes with heating controllers which ensure that heating is run efficiently. This includes being able to turn it on and off at will as well as having it come on at certain times.

More space in your room and interior

By adding underfloor heating, you are able to create a hidden heating component. This means you longer need to have radiators on the walls or anything of the such, and thereby you will have more space in your room to do as you will. In addition to this, you have higher freedom for interior design ideas with more space.

Easy to install

Underfloor heating is easy to install. All that has to be done is to lay down electrical wire underneath the flooring, and it is done.

Cons

Cost of installation

Of course with every installation comes a cost, especially those to do with electricity. Underfloor heating requires an electrician to come out and connect the wiring to the electrical system. If you choose not to install it yourself, the electrician can do it but it will cost more.

Floor height increase

Usually, underfloor heating will increase the floor height by a couple of centimeters, which can be an issue relating to keeping the whole room level. This can be factored in during the building phase of the house.

In conclusion, underfloor heating is well worth it in terms of comfort and creating space, however, it can be costly and cause issues with the floor height if not planned for.