Underfloor Heating Kits – Why I Love Them So Much

Underfloor heating kits

Underfloor heating is a great choice when compared to the traditional hot-air heating systems and radiators. Underfloor heating can be traced back to Neoglacial times when people would use smoke from underneath fires to create warm temperatures in the living spaces. There is nothing satisfying, like stepping into a really warm floor during winter. But, some people assume one can only experience this in luxurious hotels.




Well here is the good news, underfloor heating systems have improvements that can cater for homes and within a considerable budget. This article will show people what they have been missing out when underfloor heating is considered and for those considering it, read this expert guide on how underfloor heating works and how to install.




Why we need underfloor heating


The main reason why one needs underfloor heating kits is that there are geographical areas with either very high or low temperatures and underfloor heating tends to solve this problem. Additionally, there are places where temperatures rise and drop drastically, and there is a need for heating systems to control the temperature. Therefore, this type of heating creates comfort.




Another benefit that comes with underfloor heating is that in wet areas such as in the kitchen and bathrooms, the floor tends to dry quicker. Further, there is less restriction especially when space is considered, as compared to traditional heating systems.


Electric and Hydronic underfloor heating


Modern underfloor heating methods are grouped into two; wet and dry heating or rather electric and hydronic heating. Dry underfloor heating kits are easier to operate as they function through electricity, while wet underfloor heating kits use a system of pipes with water it. The water temperature is mainly controlled by a boiler but other heating elements can be used.




A guide on how to install underfloor heating


Before installing these underfloor heating systems, there are things to consider. Firstly, the location of your project will determine the type of heating one uses. For instance, buildings under construction are best suited to use wet heating systems as it becomes easier to incorporate. While dry heating systems are best suited on the concrete floor before a type of flooring is chosen.




When the type of heating is decided, one can start the installation process by first cleaning the subfloor before the layout is made. In wet systems, the manifold should be installed. Now you’re wondering what the manifold is. A manifold is an element to which the pipe loop is connected in a certain room. In the case of the dry system, it is advisable that one hires a qualified electrician to undertake the connection process.




Some floors have various temperature regulations, so it is important to consider this before setting the temperatures. For instance, Vinyl floors, laminate floors, wood floors, and carpets have a maximum temperature of 27�C degrees