With petroleum and gas prices more uncertain than ever, rising energy costs are forcing more and more people to look for efficient alternatives for heating upgrades. The European Commission reported that residential homes eat up 64.7 percent of energy resources, and this is mostly due to heating costs. The great news is that upgrading a heating system can result in savings on monthly utility bills as well as a more comfortable home.
Upgrading to Underfloor Heating is Efficient and Eco-Friendly
One of the most efficient ways to heat a residential space is with underfloor heating.
"if you’re moving property, or simply need to update your system, it might be worth considering some alternatives to the standard radiator system. While these still work fine, there are better ways of heating certain rooms in the house. One of those is underfloor heating," according to experts at Allstar Systems Plumbing and Heating. "It is a more energy efficient system than conventional radiators because it works at a lower heat. This means over time you can look to save money on your heating bill."
Underfloor heating requires a lower temperature because less heat is wasted. Also, the market is expected to grow by seven percent due to increased efforts to ensure energy security by decreasing consumption. A few years ago, the country introduced an ordinance to cut down energy consumption by 25 percent for new buildings as part of a goal to achieve carbon-neutral buildings by 2050.
Types of Underfloor Heating
Electric and water-based systems each have their own pros and cons in underfloor heating. In electric systems, electricity is used to power thin wires that run through your flooring. Alternately, warm water-based systems circulate warm water through pipes under the flooring.
Which type of system works for a particular project depends on personal preferences and other factors. The electric system doesn't require a raised floor and is ideal for renovating single rooms, while wet systems are better for larger areas where you can take up the subfloor to install the heating pipes.
Efficient heating and other systems help you save money, but it's also great for the environment. With the battle for natural resources and threats of trade wars erupting, it's a great time to do your part in planning for the future. Also, the 2050 target for carbon-neutral homes may make this a necessity.Updated Date: 25 September 2018, 03:17