Chris Hedges

Chris is the Senior Marketer at ThermoSphere and brings over 20 years’ experience in marketing, 8 of those within the built environment. He has an equal blend of creativity and analytical scrutiny with the belief that electric has a huge part to play in reducing carbon emissions.

Give your electric heating knowledge a boost

We like to think knowledge is power and we love to share ours. Here, you'll find easily accessible heating tips, advice and industry insight for anything associated with electric heating.

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Expert Tips for Installing Electric Underfloor Heating

With the colder months approaching, many of us will be planning to turn the heating on or looking at new ways of heating our rooms cost effectively....

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Next-gen heating technologies pique consumers’ interests

We recently published a report looking at attitudes towards decarbonisation within the construction industry. The findings are revealing…There’s...

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What’s cheaper? Gas or electric heating?

The energy price cap continues to dominate the news and it’s not going to disappear anytime soon. For many of us, the cost of heating our home in the...

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The 3 things you NEED to know before buying Micro Electric Boiler

If you’re reading this, then the chances are you’re weighing up the pros and cons of buying a Micro Electric Boiler (MEB) for your home or project....

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How thick is underfloor heating?

When looking into installing underfloor heating, ‘how thick is underfloor heating?’ ranks in the top three of the most common questions asked. There...

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The best natural stone to use with underfloor heating

When it comes to choosing between ceramic or porcelain tiles and natural stone it used to be an easier decision because if you wanted the authentic...

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Supplementary heating when no oil or gas is available

James Warlow is an Architectural Technologist living in Norfolk and has a career spanning nearly 47 years in architecture. James lives in a 3-bedroom...

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The pros and cons of electric radiators

The way we heat our homes continues to feature heavily in the news and it doesn’t look like it will disappear anytime soon. When ‘Googling’ home...

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Can you swap out a gas or oil boiler for an electric one?

Electric boilers have always been most popular in off grid areas with no mains gas, but with the increases in oil prices and the desire to reduce our...

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How to install electric underfloor heating: A guide for a DIYer

Electric underfloor heating is a simple and effective heating system to install in both retrofit and new build projects. Any competent DIYer can do...

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Heat Pumps & Direct Electric Heating – a partnership to net zero

If you search for information on heat pumps via Google or any other search engine, you will see a mass of opinion. Some articles claim heat pumps to...

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Electric underfloor heating, is it worth it for first time buyers?

There’s nothing quite like moving into your 1st property. The excitement, stress, documents and those incoming bills (Ugh!) Hmmm, maybe it’s not as...

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Where can I buy ThermoSphere electric heating? Can I buy from you?

You are probably wondering why we are writing a blog post on this. It seems a bit bizarre right? Actually, we love to ensure we answer every question...

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Why is my electric radiator not heating the room properly?

One of the most common questions we get asked in relation to electric radiators is, ‘will it heat the room to the right & required temperatures?’ The...

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A NEW smarter water heating alternative - Product launch

How many times a day have you needed to run water, just waiting for it to get hot? It’s a massive waste! In fact, in the UK, we waste 65.5bn litres...

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9 tips to save electricity and reduce your energy bill

There’s no denying it, prices for both gas and electricity have gone up significantly. Following an announcement by Ofgem in February 2022 about...

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What’s the best underfloor heating to use in kitchens?

Kitchens are usually the most used living spaces in any home and are often not just for cooking but for entertaining in too. For the ‘heart of the...

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How to troubleshoot common problems with an Electric Flow Boiler

If you’ve ever experienced a boiler breakdown, you’ll know it can be a very inconvenient and sometimes traumatic experience, especially if you rely...

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What’s the best underfloor heating for living rooms and lounges?

In the latest Home Improvement Trends Report 2022 by Rated People, the perceived value that underfloor heating adds to a home is a whopping £12,290....

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What’s the best underfloor heating for conservatories?

Underfloor heating is a brilliantly versatile heating system that can be installed in any room in a home…including conservatories.

Since the early...

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How much does electric underfloor heating cost in 2022?

Well, that’s a good question I must admit! The short answer is ‘not much’ but that doesn’t really cut the mustard for most people, so I have done my...

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How to save more water at home - 7 top tips

Over the last couple of years awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions has intensified. From the UK Government’s drive to ban gas boilers in...

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Is electric underfloor heating worth it?

You may have experienced the sheer joy and comfort of underfloor heating at a friend’s or neighbour’s house. You may have also been told about the...

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How much underfloor heating do I need and how much does it cost?

Probably if you’ve ended up at this blog, you’ve already decided to use electric underfloor heating in your project.

However, this blog isn’t for...

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How do you make underfloor heating more efficient?

You’ve made the decision to install and use electric underfloor heating, you’re ready to make the purchase, but have you covered all bases,...

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Can you repair electric underfloor heating?

One of the most common fears of underfloor heating is the fear of it ‘going wrong’ or stopping working altogether. “Can electric underfloor heating...

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The challenge in updating the heating systems of listed buildings?

Heating a listed historic building is often seen as a huge challenge mainly down to the simple fact the fabric of the building is not up to current...

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The best way to heat your home which is kinder to the environment?

The subject of domestic heating continues to be a popular subject. From the inevitable increase in fuel bills to the contribution of home heating on...

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The best underfloor heating for wooden floors

What’s the best underfloor heating for wooden floors? The popularity of underfloor heating continues to rise for both new build and renovation...

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Bathroom design trends for 2022 – the ones we actually like

Bathroom design trends – When you ‘Google’ bathroom design trends for 2022 you’ll see a huge number of blog posts highlighting a wide range of...

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What you need to know before installing electric underfloor heating

So, you’ve completed all of your research and decided that electric underfloor heating is the best fit for your new project. Great! What are the next...

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Why removing insulation from underfloor heating is costing homeowners

I recently asked our wonderful Customer Experience team what were the typical questions asked by homeowners when they called us. Unsurprisingly, one...

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Can you use electric underfloor heating under carpet?

When you think of underfloor heating, the first thing that most likely comes to mind is heating a tiled floor in a bathroom or wet room. However,...

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The best electric underfloor heating for tile and stone floors

When it comes to underfloor heating, it is much more common to heat tile or stone floors than wood, carpet or vinyl. There’s good reason for this so...

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The top 5 electric underfloor heating brands for 2022

Who are the top 5 electric underfloor heating brands for 2022? Straight off the bat, you may be thinking ‘Why is a British manufacturer of electric...

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What is the best thermostat to use for underfloor heating?

What is the best thermostat to use for underfloor heating? When it comes to the best thermostat to use for underfloor heating, there are so many to...

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Is underfloor heating expensive to run?

Is underfloor heating expensive to run? – This is probably the single question that I get asked the most by folks who are looking to purchase...

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Why is my underfloor heating not working? Troubleshooting tips! Part 2

In this second part of our guide ‘Why is my underfloor heating not working?’, we continue with our top trouble shooting tips if your electric...

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Underfloor Heating vs Radiators – What’s better?

When it comes to heating your home, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. Radiators are one of the most common ways to do it and the...

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Why is my underfloor heating not working? Troubleshooting tips! Part 1

In this first part of our guide ‘Why is my underfloor heating not working?’, we cover; towel test, power, circuit check and sensors. But if it’s...

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Electric underfloor heating vs wet underfloor heating – what's better?

It’s great that you are thinking about installing underfloor heating for your next project. You’ll receive all the benefits that come with underfloor...

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What's the best underfloor heating for bathrooms?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions and for good reason! With so many brands of underfloor heating out there including Warm Up, Heat Mat...

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£5 donated for every sign-up

We are proud to support Rapid Relief Team (RRT) throughout September by donating £5 for every sign-up to our installer programme, ThermoSphere...

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Naturally better by design: New electric towel bar range launched!

ThermoSphere, one of the UKs leading electric heating manufacturers, continues to innovate with their new ultra-energy-efficient electric towel bar...

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How to reduce heating bills in 7 easy ways

With the cold weather just around the corner, many of us will be turning on the heating, monitoring the thermostat, looking at our smart meters and...

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A quick guide to SAP 10

Harry Hinchliffe, Energy Consultant and BREEAM Assessor with our friends at C80 Solutions, guides you through SAP 10 and the impact it will have on...

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ThermoSphere Membrane is officially award-winning!

There is a reason that ThermoSphere Membrane is getting a lot of attention from tilers and why it is a Tomorrow’s Tile and Stone Awards 2021...

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Top tips for converting to electric heating

It is a well-known fact that the majority of homes in the UK are using gas heating. The reasons vary, from ‘it was there when we moved in’, to it is...

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How to test an electric underfloor heating system

One of the most important steps when installing an electric underfloor heating system is the testing. Once the final floor finish is laid it can be...

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A guide to off-grid heating and why the future is electric

If you’re one of over 2 million homes in the UK not connected to a mains gas supply you know the challenges surrounding heating your home. In this...

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How the Future Homes Standard impacts home heating

The Future Homes Standard was launched earlier in 2019 as part of a statement from the UK government and later in the same year the public...

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5 Do's and Don'ts of Installing Electric Underfloor Heating

When it comes to building or even renovating, you only want to do it once, or it becomes a very costly exercise. And while most homeowners like to...

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What's best? Underfloor heating or radiators?

Without a doubt 2020 was a year of many ups and downs and now with the cooler weather upon us, it is important that we focus on the heating in our...

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Top 9 bathroom design trends for 2021

As we fast approach the back end of what can only be described as a mammoth year, we know there are plenty of people out there looking to make some...

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How SAP 10 will impact the heating industry

SAP 10 and its iterations has heavily featured in heating industry news since early 2018 and there is good reason for that. The latest iteration of...

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What is the best underfloor heating for timber floors?

One of the most common questions that we get asked is ‘what is the best underfloor heating for timber floors?’ So, we’ve put this useful guide...

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Why underfloor heating can add value to your home...

This year, Rated People launched their annual Home Improvement Trends Report: 2020. Over 1,000 homeowners responded to a 51-question survey and the...

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Smart thermostats and the connected home...

Smart thermostats form part of the smart home devices category and it’s a category that is booming. In fact, in 2019 over £10 billion was spent on...

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A guide to choosing underfloor heating thermostats

So you’ve decided to install electric underfloor heating which we think is awesome! One of the most critical parts of any electric underfloor heating...

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Electric towel rails and electric towel bars. What you need to know...

In UK bathrooms, it is not uncommon to find a beautiful electric towel rail or stylish electric towel bars. Designed well, they can often become an...

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Your guide to electric underfloor heating mats

During the last ten years the popularity in electric underfloor heating has risen significantly in the UK. Gone are the days that underfloor heating...

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Electric underfloor heating and living rooms - the perfect match...

The popularity of electric underfloor heating continues to rise. It’s not just popular in bathrooms, underfloor heating is significantly increasing...

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Underfloor heating and floor height - what you need to know

Questions regarding underfloor heating and floor height are some of the most common questions we get asked. So, we’ve decided to tackle this head on....

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Why electric underfloor heating is ideal for wet rooms

In the months of winter, dancing across ice cold tiles in your bathroom is not uncommon. Let’s be honest, bathrooms quickly become one of the coldest...

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Considering using electric radiators? Everything you need to know

Popularity in electric heating is rising and it won’t be slowing down any time soon. Let’s take the electric radiator market. By 2025 the European...

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The true cost for running electric underfloor heating

‘Is electric underfloor heating expensive to run?’ is the most common question that we get asked. Traditionally it has been seen as a luxury that...

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The Budget tees up electric heating for growth!

As you may or may not be aware, the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the tax and spending plans for the government today. The budget was promised...

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What you need to know about electric outdoor heating...

Historically popular in areas such as Scandinavia and the US, outdoor heating is rising in popularity throughout the UK for both residential and...

We're on the front of Tomorrow's Tile & Stone Magazine!

Why ThermoSphere Membrane is rocking the tiling world

We’re delighted to have been featured in the latest edition of Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone. This...

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The Gas Heating Ban for New Homes and SAP 10​

Here is a quick guide for everything you need to know about the government’s plan to ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025.

How did it come about?

Way...

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ThermoSphere CONNECT installer programme launches​

ThermoSphere CONNECT: Built with installers in mind

Press release: ThermoSphere CONNECT

British electric underfloor heating manufacturer,...

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The Battle: Electric vs wet underfloor heating​

As we all know, there are many great benefits for installing underfloor heating but what type of underfloor heating should you choose and for what...

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Is underfloor heating expensive?

 

There many myths surrounding underfloor heating. One of which, is underfloor heating expensive which is an expensive luxury that only the more...

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Can underfloor heating boost your health?

The simple answer is yes! Underfloor heating can really improve your health and your wellbeing. However, there is a caveat. It must be installed...

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Electric underfloor heating - The top 5 questions, answered!​

We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most common questions we get asked about electric underfloor heating. If your question is not covered, you can ask...

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The Do’s & Don’ts of electric underfloor heating installation

We’ve pulled together some of the most important points to remember when installing electric underfloor heating. But please remember to contact us...

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Increase the efficiency of your electric underfloor heating system

When installing ThermoSphere electric underfloor heating using insulation board will minimise downward heat loss and maximise the efficiency of your...

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Electric underfloor heating and wet rooms - The perfect match.

Electric underfloor heating and wetrooms? For real?

Nothing spoils the cosy feeling of your favourite dressing gown like having to dance across...