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Underfloor Heating

Postby mraich » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:53 pm

My friend just had elctric underfloor heating installed in a new extension. Does anyone know how economical this kind of heating is. How about 'wet' underfloor heating. Can that be installed in an existing bungalow with a concrete floor?
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Postby ericmark » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:46 am

The problem with any under floor heating is response time. In the heart or winter it works very well as it does not cause too much circulation so the heat is where you want it. And all the surveys are done in the winter as to economy etc. But as spring approaches one still wants a little heat in the morning but by the afternoon you need to open the windows. But under floor heating can take hours to warm up and cool down so it is still heating the house. The same applies if the house is unoccupied during part of the day using timers to switch it off while at work just does not work. The feel good factor is great and in special areas like wet rooms it works great. Concrete floors are no problem to electric type you need to post in “Central Heating & Air conditioning & Ventilationâ€

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