Archive for the 'Underfloor Heating' Category

Installing Underfloor Heating

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Underfloor Heating: the BasicsThe benefit of underfloor heating is that the heat is directed into a living area from below.  Traditional types of home heating revolve around wall fitted radiators, open hearths or stoves.  What these types of heating have in common is that the heat is dispersed quickly by rising to the ceiling of [...]

Electric or Water - Two types of underfloor heating

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

If you are thinking about installing an underfloor heating system, you have two primary choices: a warm water system or an electric one. Whichever system you choose, there are definite benefits to underfloor heating that go beyond aesthetics. How Underfloor Heating Works Whether choosing an electric or water system, underfloor heating works the same way [...]

Underfloor heating electric mesh

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Underfloor heating is a common alternative to heating rooms with conventional wood, gas, oil or coal burners, electric heaters or water radiator networks. The latter means of heating use convected heat, which circulates heat in air currents in a room.  This quickly tends to rise to the top of a room, thereby being lost somewhat [...]

Solar Powered Underfloor Heating

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Solar panels convert sunshine to solar electric power and the solar electricity is then used to run the electrical devices in a building. Any surplus power that is created can be sold to the power company which helps to eliminate the cost of expensive batteries and can also help with running costs. Using solar power [...]

Choosing the right floor heating for your conservatory

Monday, June 7th, 2010

There are two uniquely different choices when it comes to looking at a floor heating system for your conservatory. Underfloor heating kits can be purchased at any local home improvement store, and you can choose between electric underfloor heating kits or wet underfloor heating kits. Each has their own unique advantages and installation processes, and [...]

Under tile heating in the kitchen

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Installing electric underfloor heating is one of the easiest ways to add an extra level of comfort to your home. In the case of kitchens in particular, everyone can relate to those moments on cold winter mornings when you walk into the kitchen and your feet immediately freeze because the tiled floor is nearly as [...]

Installing underfloor heating in the kitchen

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Having warm kitchen tiles underneath your feet while cooking breakfast on a cold winter morning is the perfect way to add that little extra something to the house which helps you enjoy it that much more. Every individual’s house is their place of enjoyment, their place of relaxation, and the place where ultimate comfort should [...]

How to Install Underfloor Heating

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

If you’re upgrading a kitchen, finding some wall space to fit a radiator can be tricky. Thankfully, easy-to-install underfloor heating means you won’t need to. Whilst it may form a part of a wider property development project, in itself it’s a DIY job – you won’t need architects or expert building trade skills, although some [...]

Underfloor Heating with Renewable Energy

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Although underfloor heating uses less energy and heats more evenly than conventional central heating, it still relies on carbon energy sources. However, solar or geothermal energy are increasingly used to power water underfloor heating systems. They are ideally suited to this technique as it requires lower temperatures than traditional radiators. Electric underfloor heating cannot however [...]

Aesthetic advantages of Underfloor Heating

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

When you are planning where your furniture will be placed in a room, the position of the windows and doors has to be taken into consideration. In homes with traditional central heating systems, you will also be restricted by where the radiators or storage heaters are positioned. If you position a wardrobe, sideboard or a [...]