Underfloor Heating v Radiators

Underfloor Heating v Radiators

One of the big decisions in a renovation is which heating system design to go with. Whether installing new radiators is for you or if you should go for underfloor heating, Here we will look at the pros and cons of both heating systems.

Benefits Of Underfloor Heating

The ease and comfort of underfloor heating make them an increasingly common choice. This system is relatively expensive to install yet cost effective and energy efficient in the long run. There is also the functionality of having each section of the room heated regardless of its size and it is all out of sight. 

Benefits Of Radiators

Installing new radiators isn’t as stressful as they can be placed on the wall. For instance, in a kitchen renovation, as long as the kitchen plumbing remains the same this is relatively straightforward. Though they take up wall space, radiators can be added to any room and there is an aesthetic that can add something. Also, for unused rooms you can simply switch the radiator off,

Disadvantages Of Underfloor Heating

Alas, underfloor heating typically works best on certain flooring and is therefore limited to certain rooms with hard flooring or those with less wall space. This includes tiles, marble, solid wood, carpets under 2.5 togs and certain types of laminate. This heating system also requires effective insulation and only electric underfloor heating can heat up a room as rapidly as a radiator.

Disadvantages of Radiators

If you were deciding to redecorate, radiators can be difficult to work around. As a heating system, they also need to be well placed for best performance and can be noisy.

If you need to discuss your options on which heating system you want to go with, or whether you want a combination of the two, contact LGR Plumbing Services

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