Are you thinking of switching to underfloor heating but unsure whether it’s a good investment? Let’s take a look at the top three misconceptions about them today so you can make a better informed decision.
- Heated floors are difficult to install
While this may have been the case back when under tile heating systems first came out, advancements in the technology have made modern units significantly easier to install—especially if you go for an electric system.
First, they don’t require much underfloor clearing. This means you won’t have to worry about doing a major renovation and raising your floors to make space for them.
Second, they work with virtually all flooring materials. This means there’s practically zero risk you’ll be forced to remove and replace your floors.
Third, there are ready-to-use options in the market today, like our Hotwire Heating Mats. They come with the heating element pre-installed, so all you really have to do is lay them out and you’re all set.
- Heated floors are tricky to operate
Another common misconception about underfloor heating systems is that they’re a pain to operate. They take hours to fully heat up, so you always have to turn them on just at the right moment to make sure they’re ready when you need the extra heat.
But that’s only true for hydronic systems. More advanced electric systems, like the ones we have, take less than an hour to get the job done—and they work with Google Home and Amazon Alexa too so you can turn them on remotely and come home to perfect warmth every time.
- Heated floors are expensive to run
This may be true for older systems, but more advanced units are designed to be super energy efficient.
Take the underfloor heating systems we have here at Hotwire, for example. They’re so energy efficient, they cost less to operate than a standard heating lamp at just 700 watts for a typical bathroom compared to the latter’s 1.5 kilowatts for the same space.
Make the switch today!
At the end of the day, as long as you get the right under tile heating system for your home, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment.
Schedule a free heating strategy call with one of our specialists here today to find out what the best, most cost-effective solution for your home is.