Get more efficient heating in your home

heatingYou can do this by getting an underfloor heating system. This can either be electrical resistance elements or fluid flowing in the pipes to heat the floor; so water or electrical underfloor heating. These are easier to be fitted into new builds, rather than home being renovated, as they will cost more to be installed if the floor has to be taken up and replaced.  There are many positive things that come from underfloor heating such as helping to reduce greenhouse gases. A pro of having underfloor heating would be that you can heat a larger area faster with underfloor heating than you traditional radiator. This is because the heat from a radiator rises and leaves a room as soon as draft appears, but with underfloor heating the heat will stay instead. Electric underfloor heating is better for smaller areas, as it is cheaper to install but more expensive to run and only relies on a network of wires. Whereas, water underfloor heating is better for a larger area as it relies on a network of pipes to pump hot water around the house; this will cost more due to having to deal with the water systems.

You can install these yourself using special kits which are easy to use, making the installation quick and simple. These kits can be designed specifically for you or bought already prepared. These kits are available from www.soleheat.co.uk, they do single zone, multi zone, premium* and a bespoke kit. The single kit comes in10-18sqm and costs from £339.99 to £379.99, this kits is specifically for smaller areas like bathrooms as they will only require it for heating purposes. The multi zone kit comes in 20-120sqm and costs from £419.99 to £924.99, this kit is designed specifically for a larger area; this could be a few rooms at once or one larger zone. The premium* kit comes in 20-100sqm and costs from £499.99 to £889.99, this kit is similar to the multi zone but has additional items which are electrothermic actuators and a heatmiser wiring centre. Lastly, is the bespoke kit, this kit can be designed on an individual basis by their amazing specialists at SoleHeat. They can be tailored to fit specific requirements of the installation and they’ve said they would be happy to help design the ideal kit if you send them your building plans and the rooms included.

Feb 2017 update: We still think that underfloor heating is the way forward for heating you home. A surprising supplier of wet underfloor heating is Ebay. Have a look at these kits available form suppliers in the UK, and often with free next day shipping!