Everything you need to know when buying electric underfloor heating
What is electric underfloor heating?
Electric underfloor heating is the simple and most efficient way to heat your home. Suitable in any room and under any floor finish (plus with the added benefit of not needing a radiator) it will heat your room from the ground up, eliminating cold spots to provide a more comfortable living space for everyone.
You can install ThermoSphere electric underfloor heating under any floor finish
A layer of insulation should always be included to minimize downward heat loss and maximize the efficiency of your electric underfloor heating system.
Always check with your floor finish manufacturer for recommendations on maximum temperature, and use temperature limit settings on your control.
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For even greater efficiency, install with ThermoSphere insulation boards
ThermoSphere insulation boards add rigidity, strength and thermal insulation to your electric underfloor heating buildup. Using the correct insulation board is vital for an efficient electric underfloor heating system as it minimises downward heat loss and reduces your running costs by as much as 50%!
Coated insulation board
Use with timber substrates
Un-coated insulation board
Use with concrete substrates
Question: Do I need coated or uncoated insulation?
Answer: Check what substrate you are installing over. A substrate is the surface which serves as the base layer for your buildup. Typically for downstairs installations this will be a layer of concrete, with timber more commonly used in upstairs installations, but may vary.
Is electric underfloor heating safe to install in bathrooms?
Our Membrane electric underfloor heating system is purposefully designed for installation in spaces which are subject to water and moisture exposure, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
You can also apply waterproofing properties as part of your build up for our other underfloor heating solutions. So yes, it is perfectly safe when installed correctly.
So, how much does electric underfloor heating cost?
The total cost of your electric underfloor heating system depends on the materials included. For example you may or may not choose to factor in a waterproofing solution. The great benefit of electric underfloor heating is that when it's installed correctly there are no on-going maintenance costs.
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And the cost of running my underfloor heating?
The daily cost of running your electric underfloor heating system will also vary depending on your chosen installation buildup, whether you have included heat loss reducing insulation, your chosen running temperature and program settings and also the current cost of electricity in your region.
You can calculate your estimated costs using our calculator below:
Don't forget to register your electric underfloor heating warranty
Take control of your electric underfloor heating
Control your electric underfloor heating effortlessly with a ThermoSphere control. Choose from voice operated control with our SmartHome control which works with Amazon Alexa, or select the UK's only dual control which lets you control your floor heating plus one extra appliance such as a heated towel rail.
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