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The cost of Underfloor Heating

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Are you looking to tame the wild costs of having underfloor heating installed?
Well we breakdown the different underfloor heating set ups explaining the pros, cons, what not to do and also what we would highly recommend you do in order to get the very best warmth as well as financial benefit from your underfloor heating system.
So avoid the pitfalls of the common installation blunders that have costed others dearly and instead have expert knowledge guide you every step of the way.

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The cost of Underfloor Heating

  1. 1. The Cost of Underfloor Heating Celtic Green Energy
  2. 2. There are 2 types of underfloor heating systems: • Electric underfloor heating – dry system • Hot water underfloor heating – wet system
  3. 3. Running costs Vs installation • Electric is the cheapest and easiest system to install, but very costly to run. • Wet systems can be powered by a range of different boilers giving a wide range of possible running costs. Installation Cost per annum Electric £900 £215 Gas boiler £1350 £65 Heat pump £1350 £23 Comparative figures taken from example given at: http://www.celticgreenunderfloor.co.uk/how-much-is-underfloor-heating/
  4. 4. Powering your underfloor heating What will make the biggest savings to your back pocket is going to be what fuel source you use to power your underfloor heating system.
  5. 5. When you have a renewable energy product such as a biomass boiler, air source or ground source heat pumps installed you will earn money from the Renewable Heat Incentive! (RHI) If you have access to a good source of free firewood, it could even be worth having a simple log burner installed with a back boiler to power your underfloor heating system.
  6. 6. What flooring to use? Using the wrong types of flooring could damage your home…
  7. 7. Wood flooring problems Cracked Warped
  8. 8. Simple guidelines: Concrete floor – no need to insulate under the pipes as the concrete will hold the warmth like a thermal store and keep the rooms warm once the heating has been turned off. Wood floors – you WILL need to have insulation installed beneath the pipes to prevent the heat being wasted
  9. 9. Simple guidelines: Ceramic tiles– without any doubt ceramic tiles are the best flooring you can use to really feel the most from your underfloor heating as they are fantastic heat conductors. Wood flooring – wood is an insulator and can work with low temperature underfloor heating. Carpet – carpet also being an insulator is fine as long as the Tog rating of the carpet is below 1.5 otherwise you will not feel much benefit.
  10. 10. Best Underfloor Heating Solution To get the maximum amount of warmth as well as financial benefit we recommend having a Nibe air source heat pump fitted to power your underfloor heating system and have the total cost covered by the RHI scheme. Having ceramic tiles in kitchen, living room and bathrooms will also give added value.
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