Underfloor Heating Installation in Ipswich (33)
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Underfloor heating installers in Ipswich
Underfloor heating is increasingly popular; it is more energy efficient than other heating methods.
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How does underfloor heating work?
Installing underfloor heating in your home is a great way to keep your living space warm and cosy. There are two types of underfloor heating, and they work in different ways.
Water underfloor heating is made up of a circuit of pipes that are installed below your flooring. These pipes span the entire area of your room and are filled with warm water from your boiler. The water is constantly replenished, diffusing heat through your floor.
Electric underfloor heating is a newer technology that doesn’t require a connection to your boiler. This type of underfloor heating comprises a range of mats and wires that form a coil pattern under your flooring. The wires are then heated using electricity to warm your floor and home.
How long does underfloor heating take to warm up?
This really comes down to the type of underfloor heating you choose.
Electric underfloor heating will start warming up immediately, heating your floor in minutes.
Water underfloor heating, on the other hand, can take up to three hours to fully heat your floor and home. This means planning ahead is vital.
How much does underfloor heating cost?
Considering using underfloor heating to heat your home? You’re likely wondering how much it’ll cost. Before you set a budget, consider the below factors that’ll affect how much you pay for underfloor heating:
Size of room - The larger the room where underfloor heating is installed, the more you’ll pay.
Type of heating system - Depending on whether you choose electric or water underfloor heating, the price will vary.
New build or renovation - Whether your home is a new build or you’re renovating will affect how much you pay for underfloor heating.
Age of home - Older homes may need extra work in order for underfloor heating to be installed, pushing up the price.
The number of rooms - The more rooms you plan to install underfloor heating in, the higher the cost.
Location - Labour prices will vary depending on where you live in the UK.
Underfloor heating cost
Keeping the above factors in mind, we can now look at some average underfloor heating costs. If you choose electric underfloor heating, it’ll cost an average of £72.50 per m². Water underfloor heating will cost around £160 per m².
You can find more prices and information in our underfloor heating cost guide.
How do you install underfloor heating?
We do not recommend installing underfloor heating as a DIY job. As well as installing the heating, you’ll need to remove and reinstall the flooring, so we’d recommend hiring a professional.
If you’re interested in the process of installation, take a look at the typical process of installing electric underfloor heating:
Remove your current flooring
Clean and dry the space
Lay insulation and a damp proof membrane
Lay your heating mats and fix them in place
Fit a floor sensor
Get your work certified by an electrician
Screed the floor
Lay your new flooring
You can find more advice and tips in our how to install underfloor heating guide. This also includes a step-by-step guide to installing wet underfloor heating.