Have Warm and Cozy Winters in Your Home with Underfloor Heating Systems

April 13, 2010

Winters are chilling, especially when you are living at place that freezes every winter. To experience the worth and coziness in those extreme weather conditions, the one thing that bring relief is Underfloor heating. The popularity of it is growing tremendously every year. It has got many advantages over the traditional form of heating. Advantages like low installation cost and no maintenance costs. There is no need to create heat around the room as it is done when we use a radiator or a fireplace. Instead it is spread evenly over the whole room. It is because radiant heat is used. When it comes to its compatibility with asthma sufferers, it reduces the airborne circulation of dust and house mites.

Whenever you think of installing it, it is best to call a Northshore Plumber for the installation. But make sure, the installation is insulated one. We all know that cold attracts heat towards itself. This means that it will be dispersed into the sub-floor before it can heat up the room. That means more energy consumption. So thermal barrier is required that will slow the process of heat lost into the sub-floor and improve the overall performance of the system. With insulation the aped of initial warm up time increases and ultimately reduce electricity costs.

We have talked of insulation, but before that let us know the types of system available. There are two types of it:

1.The one that works with warm water (wet system),

2.The other that are powered by electricity (dry systems).

In the wet system, there are pipes buried in the foundation or under the floor. The water is distributed evenly throughout underneath the floor surface. And in case of dry systems, pipes of about one-half inch of inner diameter, or larger are used. These pipes can be covered with flooring materials, and Northshore Plumber usually installs them within the concrete slab before carrying the process of the floor finishing.

It is an investment that hardly any one can regret. Looking at the benefits it offers, it becomes more priceless like:

1.It is safe,

2.It is easy to use,

3.It require no radiators and rooms are streamlined,

4.It does not leak,

5.It is energy efficient,

6.It is not having any complex way to get it installed,

7.It can be fitted in any room with any flooring type,

8.It does not have moving parts to make noise. It is quite.


Time has come to discard your old temperamental heating system. Get an Underfloor heating system fitted in your home for a warm and cozy winters.

Shilpi Sharma is the author of this article. For more information about Northshore Plumber, Drainlayer and Underfloor heating please follow this link www.europlumbing.co.nz/ and www.europlumbing.co.nz

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