Underfloor heating is a fantastic choice for your home. It gives your home a little bit of added luxury that will make your home feel cosy and welcoming.
To install underfloor heating, you will need to buy an underfloor heating kit. In this article, I am going to talk you through the various things that you need to think about when choosing a kit. This will help to ensure that you make the correct decisions for your home and property.
1: Decide Whether You Want a Wet System or an Electric System the first, and the biggest decision that you need to make one buying your new kit is to decide whether you want to buy a wet system or an electric system. Each of them has its pros and cons.
Here is a quick break down to help you decide:
- Wet systems are expensive to install but cheaper to run long-term. You will have to get a specialist to install it for you if you want it done properly. They are more suitable for larger rooms and electric systems.
- Electric systems are cheap to install and it is something that you can install yourself if you have a modicum of DIY knowledge unfortunately, they are more expensive to run than the wet systems. They tend to suit smaller spaces better and are ideal for places like bathrooms where you don’t need to have the heating on all the time.
Both systems are equal in the way that they feel in the room. They will both keep the room nice and warm and we’ll keep the floor cosy for your feet.
2: Choose a Kit That Has a Long Guarantee
A long guarantee or warranty is a must when it comes to any type of home heating cover including radiators. You should expect to be able to buy a system that has at least 5 years warranty or guarantee. This will help to protect your investment if anything goes wrong. It is highly unlikely that things will go wrong, though, because these systems have come a long way and they are extremely reliable. Still, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
N.B. Make sure that you talk to your insurance company to see if they will cover you for any problems with your underfloor heating system or to find out what sort of problems they cover. If your insurance company offers it, I would take out any additional insurance in this respect. You are unlikely to have to pay any more than £5 a month extra, but it will give you a lot of peace of mind.
3: Choose a Reputable Brand and Installation Service
Whether you choose wet or an electric underfloor heating kit, you must make sure that it is from a reliable brand that carries the British standard kite flag. Never buy your underfloor heating system from another country, as Consumer Protection might not cover you.
When it comes to the installation service, make sure that you choose a company that has a good reputation.