When the weather gets too cold, and the fire on the hearth just won’t provide enough heat for the whole house, you’ll need a better alternative. There are a lot of different heaters that you can install in your house, but like the fireplace, you won’t get to spread the heat all throughout the house. If you want your house to have a consistent warm temperature all throughout, you’re better off with under floors. But what are these systems and how do they work? Let’s look in to this a little bit deeper to understand further.
What are under floor heating systems?
Just as the name suggest, under floor heating systems are heating apparatuses that are installed under the floor that provide heat and keep the room temperature warm. Thermal radiation from the apparatus will help in distributing heat all throughout the house evenly. There are generally 2 types of heating systems; one where warm water is circulated through pipe systems underneath your floor board, and the other that uses electricity to produce the heat required to get the room temperature warm.
How does an under floor heating system work?
In the case of heating systems that use hot water to provide heat, warm water circulates through the pipe system laid out under your floor boards. The water is heated and kept warm through a boiler. Temperature can be controlled through a centralized thermostat which you can manipulate to make the temperature warmer or a bit cooler. The water flow is then controlled through check valves of the actuator. For heating systems like electric floor matting, things are a lot easier, all you need to do is to set the temperature and as long as there is electricity, the matting will consistently give out the temperature needed.
Where can I purchase under floor heating systems?
You can purchase these types of heaters in any home improvement store or any place where you can find items and materials for home improvement. You can ask over the counter for help in finding them. An even easier way would be to just go online and check out the internet for sites that sell them. All you need is a reliable search engine like Google, and the right search terms.
Under floor heating systems are really great if you live in an area where winters get too cold. If you don’t have it yet, you might want to consider getting it as part of your home improvements. You can always search online for more information about the topic to make sure that you are doing an educated decision in buying one.