Forget about radiators – with a properly installed underfloor heating, you can spend an entire day in your pyjamas watching the intricate dance of the snowflakes outside. This system is hidden away from view, which leaves you more place for new furniture. It also has less impact on your monthly power bill and, unlike it's ancient older brother, will evenly spread the heat throughout your room. So, whether you've decided to renovate your home or simply seek a new heating alternative, you can always count on Fantastic Handyman to fit your London underfloor heating installation just the way you want. Here are a few more reasons why you should hire the skilled and precise technicians:
Generally, the underfloor heating installation comes in two varieties – a “wet” system that runs warm water through a series of pipes under the floor, or a “dry” system that is equipped with special electric coils, also below floor level. If you choose the latter, the swift and diligent professionals can fit your underfloor heating construction on top of an already existing floor, with a negligible extra floor height of about 20mm.
A: Each cable, cable mat, and carbon film underfloor system comes with a user-friendly installation manual that contains all the DIY information you need. Keep in mind, however, that any electric underfloor heating repair or wiring tasks should only be handled by a licensed and experienced handyman.
A: Yes, in addition to keeping your floor surface warm, your electric underfloor heating system is perfectly capable of maintaining a comfortable room temperature. You will only need extra heating appliances if your room isn't properly insulated or if the weather outside is well below the freezing point. However, all of this can be avoided with a well-insulated shelter and a b&q flooring installation with a higher heat output.
A: Each thermostat will be outfitted with a floor sensor probe that will frequently report your flooring's current temperature. If you find that the temperatures are too low or high to your liking, you can easily adjust them via the thermostat. For your comfort, we recommend keeping the temperature levels between 22 and 27°C. Keep in mind, however, that some wooden floors and vinyl/linoleum coverings may shrink or become discoloured if exposed to temperatures higher than 28°C.
A: Underfloor heating systems pose absolutely no risk to you or to your property. Instead of concentrating heat in one small area like most radiators do, the underfloor heating diffuses heat throughout the entire room, keeping the temperatures even. As a result, the floor surface will emit much less heat than the traditional heating appliances, completely eliminating the risk of fire even when using kitchen underfloor heating.
A: Absolutely! Just make sure that your thermostat isn't mounted within the bathroom. Instead, place it on an exterior wall, for example in your hallway. Then, connect the floor probe to the underfloor heating in your bathroom/wet room by carefully running it through the wall.
A: An electric underfloor heating system is a great addition to any conservatory. Usually, you'll need a high-output set-up (200W/m2) to compensate for the much larger area of your greenhouse. However, when installing underfloor heating for laminate or wooden flooring, we suggest that you get a 160W/m2 system instead to avoid surface cracks or shrinking. And don't forget to also place top-notch insulation boards to keep the heat inside.