Having a heated living area can be a great way to control your heating bills and save money while living in a colder climate. But, heating underfloor heating can be a little trickier. After all, you have to maintain the floor to ensure it doesn’t get damaged or affect the rest of your house’s temperature. Fortunately, there are a few guidelines you can use to help decide on the right temperature for underfloor heating.
The underfloor heating system is a great way to keep your home warm during the cold winter months, but it’s important to note that heating under floors may be different than heating other types of floors. In the US, the National Fire Protection Association recommends a minimum temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so you need to consider this when selecting your heating system.
Lower water temperature, lower heating costs
Underfloor heating or vloerverwarming is an increasingly popular way to keep your home warm, but the cost of heating water can be a big drain on your budget. In this blog post I’ll look at some best practices for heating your home, covering the basics of water temperature, and what temperature to use for underfloor heating.
Pay attention to the insulation values
It’s important to know the the insulatation values of the materials you are using, when designing a heating system. The insulatation values are an important way of calculating how much heat is dissipated by the materials (and the air gap) in your underfloor heating system.
Get rid of radiator actions
There are many types of radiators, and everyone has their own uses for them. Nowadays, the most common type is the oil filled radiator. They are used for heating, but some people believe that they create a lot of noise, so they replace them with underfloor heating.
The right temperature for underfloor heating depends
The ideal temperature for your heating system depends on the space you’re heating and the type of heating system you’re using. The most common room heating systems are baseboards and underfloor heating. Baseboards sit on the floor and cool air passes over them, raising the room temperature. Underfloor heating uses a network of pipes that heat water and send it through the floor. In some rooms, underfloor heating is sufficient to keep a room’s temperature steady. However, in other types of rooms, such as kitchens and dens, this system may not be sufficient.
Heat up your home almost instantly
Getting heat in your home is easier than you think. Of course, you need to provide the source of the heat and wiring, but you can start a fire in a wood-burning fireplace, fire up a gas stove or furnace, or use a portable propane heater in as little as five minutes. The most popular heat source for homes is electricity, and over 60% of all homes in the US use electricity for at least some of their heat.
You may want to consider installing underfloor heating with a multizone thermostat that allows you to set different temperature zones, based on the size of your house. This will help you stay warm and save energy as well.