Are you thinking of using underfloor heating in your home but are afraid it would be ridiculously expensive to operate? This post is for you!
First things first: the cost of underfloor heating depends on several factors, such as:
- The type of system you use
- The way your home is built
- The availability of energy-saving systems
Let’s take a look at each one!
The type of underfloor heating system you use
Underfloor heating can be costly to operate if you use older systems with poor energy efficiency ratings. But if you go with modern solutions specifically designed to provide stellar energy efficiency—like the ones we have here at Hotwire Heating—then there’s really nothing to worry about.
In fact, you can use our underfloor heating systems to keep a typical bathroom nice and toasty for a measly 700 watts. A typical heat lamp, for comparison, would easily run at 1.5 kilowatts.
The way your home is built
Of course, regardless of the underfloor heating system you choose, it’ll be expensive to operate if your home has bad insulation because the system would have to work extra hard to keep it warm. So, make sure your insulation is on point first before investing in underfloor heating.
The availability of energy-saving systems
Does your home have solar panels installed? If so, then you should be able to cut the cost of running your underfloor heating system even further—and that’s on top of the money you’ll save on all the other appliances and electronic gadgets you use at home.
The bottom line: underfloor heating does not have to be expensive
As long as you keep the tips we’ve shown you today in mind, you should be able to get more out of your underfloor heating system without paying significantly more.