Electric or Wet Underfloor Heating:Which is better for my flat or house?

Whether you're considering a flat renovation in London or making changes to your home, optimising your on-site heating can be a terrific investment that carries a number of long-term rewards. But with so many options available, it can be intimidating to find a solution that works for your space.

So, what are the advantages of underfloor heating, and what should you choose for your home?

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What is it?

An alternative to conventional radiators, underfloor heating is installed beneath your flooring and is available as water (or 'wet') heating or using electrical heating. These both deploy radiant heat to manage the temperature of a space

Deciding on underfloor heating for your London property renovation project carries numbers of potential benefits.These can include-

Quality Heat: This produces ambient heat, evenly warming a space by heating it from floor to ceiling. This allows for even warmth and enabling you to consistently run your heating at a lower temperature and allow an area to warm quickly - making it desirable when linked to remote heating apps.

Increased Convenience: Deciding on underfloor heating allows you to optimise your available space, removing radiators and increasing your usable footage, something that can be invaluable in smaller flats. This makes them attractive if you are considering flat refurbishment in London and potentially dealing with smaller spaces.

Cost Effectiveness: Underfloor heating provides a consistently lower running cost than conventional heating methods. Most installations cost less than 10p to run a meter squared of heating at full power for six hours.

What should I choose for my property?

While both options are cost-effective and reliable, you may find yourself torn between which methods to apply.

The main issue to consider is whether you are improving an existing installation (retrofitting), or are you starting from scratch? Choosing electrical heating can be a more flexible choice for an existing project as it can be quickly deployed as a 'mat' that is used beneath floors and can be added to most floors without significantly raising the height of it.

If you are carrying out significant build work, picking a water-based solution can a great long-term solution that is linked to your existing plumbing systems. This can be used in combination with additional cladding or insulation to reduce your heat expenditure - offering lower long-term running costs into the bargain!

What next?

If you want to learn more about your heating options for your flat or other renovation work, our team at the London Refurbishment Company are here to help. With more than 30 years of operational experience providing care for property in the central London area, we work with you to deliver the results you deserve.

You can view our list of services in full https://www.london-refurbishment-company.co.uk. Or if you have any other questions or queries about your heating solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we make sure you get the best solution to your need.

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