Many people choose electric underfloor heating to warm smaller rooms that are usually tiled, such as kitchens, bathrooms or wet rooms.
Nu-Heat’s ElectroMat® OneZone® is an easy-to-fit electric underfloor heating kit that can cover floor areas of up to 18m². This low-cost and simple to install underfloor heating kit offers an affordable way to enjoy electric UFH in one single room.
Read on to find out more about the pros and cons of electric UFH, electric underfloor heating installation, and how to get started.
We’ll also cover FAQs about underfloor heating electricians and using electric underfloor heating for the first time.
The ElectroMat® OneZone® electric underfloor heating kit includes a decoupling membrane and underfloor heating cable. This works to spread heat evenly across the floor and also creates a waterproof surface making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
The electric underfloor heating system is connected to your electricity supply, which powers the heating cable and heats the room from the floor up. You will be able to control the room temperature via a programmable thermostat connected to your electric UFH system.
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Electric underfloor heating pros and cons
You may be wondering if electric underfloor heating best for your project, or would you be better off with warm water underfloor heating.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of electric underfloor heating systems to help you decide.
Electric underfloor heating pros
- Electric UFH kits tend to cost a lot less than the warm water options, meaning you can enjoy the benefits of UFH in one room without much upfront cost.
- Electric underfloor heating systems provide a high heat output to warm hard floor coverings, such as tiles, in a kitchen or bathroom, quickly.
- Electric underfloor heating kits are quick and easy to install. They are very slim and fit directly over the existing subfloor, meaning minimal disruption.
Electric underfloor heating cons
The main disadvantage of electric underfloor heating systems is the running cost. They cost far more to run than warm water UFH systems.
An electric underfloor heating system can cost around 3x more to run than warm water UFH paired with a gas boiler. This is the main reason electric underfloor heating is best suited to single rooms rather than a whole house heating solution.
Looking to install UFH in a large space, or in a few rooms? Warm water underfloor heating is likely to be your best option.
You’ll find that most electricians have, or are able to, install electric underfloor heating.
You can even lay the system yourself and then call in an electrician to wire it up.
Once the electric underfloor heating system has been installed, it can be used straight away. You can set the thermostat to switch the electric UFH on and off to suit your lifestyle, so it warms the room at particular times each day.
The system can also be easily upgraded to enable smart control for your electric underfloor heating by adding the neoHub, allowing you to control your electric underfloor heating remotely from your mobile phone or tablet.
On average, electric underfloor heating tends to run at a temperature of around 25-31°C, but this depends on personal preference.
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