If you are talking about energy saving in your home, then in addition to LED lamps and solar panels, underfloor heating is certainly part of it. A sustainable investment that saves energy! In addition, underfloor heating, like the one provided by Warp Systems, is experienced as the most comfortable form of heating.
Especially with new construction, when you still have the choice for your heating system, the one for underfloor heating is quickly made. Underfloor heating can be used as main or auxiliary heating. In existing buildings, you could possibly combine this with the construction of a new floor. You can have this done by a professional, but a little do-it-yourselfer also works fine. Underfloor heating is easy to combine with natural stone and even wooden floors. In addition to the purchase of underfloor heating, the type of pump and underfloor heating distributors are important choices.
Four major advantages of underfloor heating
Especially in reasonably insulated homes, underfloor heating is the most sustainable, energy-efficient, and comfortable type of heating. It saves costs, and space and is better for your health.
Instead of top to bottom, heating is exactly the other way around. This first gives a warm feeling to the feet. The warm air then pulls upwards and due to the even heating, this quickly creates a pleasant feeling temperature.
2. Environmentally friendly
Underfloor heating is more sustainable than regular radiators. The costs for production, storage, and transport are a lot lower. Underfloor heating consumes less energy and is most environmentally friendly in combination with an electric water pump and sustainable electricity, such as wind energy, solar panels, or green electricity.
3. Cost and space-saving
Due to the heating from the entire floor, the heat is the same everywhere. This is more efficient and therefore saves on costs. In addition, the driving costs are lower because you do not let the rooms cool down too low. There are no visible radiators, which is not only more beautiful, but also provides valuable space.
4. Better for your health
Underfloor heating creates a lot less air circulation and there is better regulation of the humidity. As a result, fewer air particles whirl around and the room is more hygienic. This is especially ideal for people with respiratory problems or house dust allergies. With a warm floor you do not need a rug, so therefore also less dust and bacteria.
Disadvantages of underfloor heating
In addition to the advantages for the environment, wallet, space, and health, there are also a few disadvantages to underfloor heating, namely:
- the feed heating cannot be used as main heating in all cases.
- the purchase price is higher. It takes a while before you have the investment back.
- after switching on or off, it takes a relatively long time for the room to heat up or cool down.
Tips for optimal savings
You yourself have an optimal saving in hand by paying attention to the type of pump and temperature control.
Use of a heat pump
Underfloor heating is done by means of hot water that flows through a pipe network. For this, you need a pump and underfloor heating distributors. Due to the low supply and return temperature, in combination with an A-label heat pump, savings on energy costs of up to 40 percent are possible (Source: environmental central). Save even more on costs and inquire about subsidy possibilities when purchasing a heat pump.
Temperature control per room:
Close the doors behind you and only heat the rooms where you spend a lot of time. Do not heat the bedroom, for example, use a jug to get into bed nice and warm. If the house is well insulated, it costs little energy. The heat pump also works more efficiently. It is best to keep your home at a constant temperature. Do not turn down the heating more than two degrees at night and do so at least an hour before you go to bed or leave.
The combination of environmentally friendly choices you have in underfloor heating is another step closer to a better world.