Benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating and Insulation
Underfloor heating is one of the best ways of ensuring that you have a warm and a well protected home. The problem with most homes is that if you do not do anything about the floors which tend to absorb a lot of the dampness and the chill from the ground that they are built on.
The cold drafts that sneaks through the cracks between doors and windows are often the worst culprits. They make the floors very cold, which in turn make the surroundings in the house extremely chilly. You end up spending a lot of money on the cost of heating up your house, which leads to an exorbitant electricity bill. So, if you have a proper underfloor heating system in place, it will ensure that your home remains warm and protected at all times.
Mechanism of electric underfloor heating
The mechanism of electric underfloor heating is very simple. All it requires is to install a set of interconnected hollow pipes between the floor and the base or the ground whereon your house is built. The entire set is then connected to an electrical plug or socket. When you turn on the switch, the air in the pipes is heated up, which in turn heat up the pipes themselves. This, through the process of radiation heats up the air between the floor and the ground, which keeps your floor very warm and cozy.
With electric underfloor heating systems in place, cold drafts from the ground are completely parried off, and you experience the best warming effects. It helps you save a lot of electricity as well. During the day time, the pipes trap the natural heat from the sun rays. You can just turn the system on at night, when electricity costs are lower. The warmth obtained is retained even until the wee hours of the morning. Your heater and radiators at home thus, do not have to be used so much, and electricity is saved up to a very large extent.
Insulation for electric underfloor heating
It is very important, however, that you take care of the under floor heating insulation system as well to ensure optimum savings in electricity bill. This means the material that is used to coat the insides of the cavity formed by the floor and the ground. With proper insulating material, the heat can be trapped much better, and the cold from the ground can be restricted from seeping through.
The system will require less less amount of energy or power in order to keep the cold at bay. This is especially useful in icy winters, when the cold blasts of air put in their icy fingers all around. The thicker the insulation, the higher will be the effects of the system. You need not even run the system whole night. Just a few hours will be more than sufficient to ensure a good night's sleep.