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Devon Heat Underfloor Heating & Floor Heating Solutions

Underfloor heating installation across Devon.
We install underfloor heating in the local area including Kingsteignton, Ashburton and Totnes If you are thinking about having underfloor heating installed, there is no better time than now to make the change, ready for winter!

Before you make a final decision about which is best, take a look at some underfloor heating reviews on various types of flooring. We can let you know what works and why you can chose that material. This can help you better determine what options are out there.

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07813 407829 or 07572 433151

5 Benefits of underfloor heating

1. Underfloor heating is more efficient - underfloor heating can be much more efficient than using radiators, as it basically transforms your floor into one large radiator, heating from the ground upwards.

2. Underfloor heating is cheaper than you may think- many people expect to pay a considerable amount for underfloor heating, but it is now much more affordable.

3. Underfloor heating requires very little maintenance- your system will require very little maintenance and is unlikely to get damaged, as it is installed beneath the floor.

4. Underfloor heating works with any flooring- while you may associate underfloor heating with hard wood floor or tiles, it is compatible with any floor type you may have- including carpets.

5. Underfloor heating gets rid of radiators - you can finally remove your unsightly radiators, freeing up wall space and helping your room to feel bigger with cleaner lines.

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There are two systems of underfloor heating, electrical and water.

Electrical heating

An electrical underfloor heating system consists of multiple sheets, mats or cables that are installed under the floor. This type of system is very flat and so a lot easier to install than the water type. They are great for any type of installation but are usually more popularly used when installing retrospectively due to their nature.

Water heating

For installing a water underfloor heating system, you must first have enough space underneath the floor for the pipework to fit. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, this means you will need to elevate the floor level. This process can make it expensive and more complicated to install, especially if done so retrospectively.

How to choose the best flooring for your new underfloor heating

Which type of flooring for underfloor heating?

Underfloor heating, a system of heating a building from the floor rather than from radiators or baseboards, has become increasingly popular as the technology behind it has improved. If you’re considering installing underfloor heating in your home, then you should probably take advantage of one of its many benefits by choosing to install the type of flooring that best complements it – either hardwood or tile. However, before we explore this topic in more detail, let’s first discuss the different types of underfloor heating that are available...

Before you make a final decision about which is best, take a look at some underfloor heating reviews on various types of flooring. People will let you know what worked best for them and why they chose that material. This can help you better determine what options are out there. Do note that some people might have used more than one type on their floors, so it's worth looking at their thoughts on each.

Underfloor Heating Pros & Cons

Underfloor heating works by circulating a fluid from a boiler through pipes that run underneath your floors. This causes them to heat up. It’s then absorbed into your home, warming it up as it goes. Underfloor heating is very efficient and can be fitted on almost any type of house, no matter what age or condition it’s in. Some older houses might need insulation first but otherwise you can install underfloor heating to improve your property with little fuss or disruption to you or anyone else living there.

Underfloor heating also has its advantages when it comes to energy bills – if you choose a hydronic system which runs off a boiler, energy costs should be relatively low – especially if you don’t have electric radiators. There are several different types of underfloor heating systems available depending on where you live – one thing they all have in common though is that they keep rooms warm even if they lose their hot water supply so long as there is at least one electrical element left connected to an electricity supply.

The downside to underfloor heating though is that it will not work effectively unless your floors are level. Any bumps in levels between rooms could prevent circulation thus making it harder for your rooms to stay at a constant temperature. These bumps could be caused by uneven sub-floors or cracks between tiles, stone slabs etcetera. Where possible try to ensure all floors are level before installing underfloor heating to avoid problems later down the line.

Underfloor Heating Options

All types of wood, including engineered wood, are good choices when it comes to installing an underfloor heating system. The same goes for laminate floors and concrete floors. Just make sure to install them at least 1 away from any existing radiators or pipework.

Vinyl is another great option but needs to be installed with a special adhesive that can withstand heat—if you’re using vinyl tiles, make sure you check that they are compatible with your chosen form of underfloor heating. Most modern homes have their bathrooms plumbed in which makes these areas ideal for underfloor heating. However, if your home doesn’t have its pipes already installed beneath your bathroom floor, you might want to consider another room. If you’re thinking about underfloor heating in your kitchen, bear in mind that new units will need to be fitted underneath units of worktops. It isn’t really worth it otherwise since most units of worktops aren't usually flat enough for optimal heat distribution.

Other than new kitchens, most other rooms are suitable for underfloor heating installation; choose wisely! Many people choose their living room or dining room but whichever room you pick should suit everyone's lifestyle so everyone gets maximum usage out of every area of their home. Once you know where you're going to fit your underfloor heating system, take some time to consider what sort of finish you want your room to look like after it has been converted.

Before getting started on installation, make sure all plasterwork has been removed from around all pipes and gutters. Cover up plumbing by fitting splashbacks above it or else protect cut edges with silicone sealant before covering them back up with plasterboard. Whilst cutting through floorboards or laying new carpets over heated floors may seem relatively simple on paper, there are some dangers associated with doing both jobs on top of heated surfaces.

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