The concept of underfloor heating is quite similar to any central heating system. It has become the main heating source in many countries across the world, especially the ones that experience cold and chilly climate. These systems are pretty effective when compared to the conventional radiators. They consume less electricity with efficiency of almost 0% loss of heat.
The underfloor heating kits are of two types, sometimes electric and water based. Now, with the advancement in technology, the new and improved versions of underfloor electrical heaters have been introduced worldwide. Electric underfloor heating systems are retro-fitted and use laminated or ceramic flooring. Electric kits are available in various sizes in the form of mats.
Electric heating system is effective and useful for homes, as it keeps the entire house warm and cozy during winter seasons. A good heating material consists of cable mats, cable kits, towel warmers, carbon films, screed cables, heat packs, mirror demisters etc, which beats the cold in any enclosed building. Cable mats and cable kits are the most effective heating solutions adapted based on their functions.
Cable mats are used in places like living room, bedrooms, bathrooms and others. The carbon films provide constant heating for the laminated floors or wooden ones. The towel warmers and mirror demisters are other underfloor heating features that people prefer to have in their bathrooms.
These systems are functionally good, as it gives pleasant environment inside the house all through the winters. It is aesthetically pleasing because it is not visible to human eye, and it is fixed under the floor. Underfloor heating is also well-organized in distributing heat and thus, you can save a lot on your electricity bills.
The following are the advantages of underfloor heating kits
- Quick and effective heating of the rooms
- Energy Efficient
- Cost effective
- Less maintenance
- Invisible to eye and wall spaces are free like radiators
- Eco-friendly in nature
- Easy and quicker to install
- Less electricity consumption
- Reduces circulation of the dust
- Safe and secure for the health of the users.
- Heat spreads uniformly in the room.
- Flexible in heat controlling.
Installation and working principle
Underfloor heating system is best installed while constructing a house or during renovation. However, the installation is done by lifting the floor covering (tiles, carpet, timber, or any other floor material) at any time.
The heating elements are much like an electric mat available in different shapes and sizes placed benefit the floor. The mats have cables attached to them, which connect to thermostat and the main power supply. After the installation of mats, the floor covers are laid.
Trained technicians can help in installing such systems. However, there are manufacturers who sell DIY (Do it yourself) underfloor heating packages, which provide instructions to the users. The step by step instructions are quite clear and easy to understand.Such types of systems help the users be cozy and warm during the cold climate across the globe.