With winter in full swing, we are all looking for ways to keep warm. A genuine concern, however, is the cost of electricity to keep our homes toasty during the coldest part of the year. You will be pleased to find out that installing under carpet heating or underfloor heating is a smart choice.
Read on to learn more about the range of flooring options suited to this clever winter solution to combat the cold and how much electricity such a system will use to keep your home warm.
What Types of Flooring Are Suitable for Under Carpet and Underfloor Heating?
Under carpet heating and under floor heating is a no mess, no fuss solution to warming your home. Installation can be done under existing flooring or with the installation of new carpets or flooring.
With under carpet heating, the safe heating material is installed between the carpet and the underfelt, hidden from view and always ready to be used. It can be installed with a broad range of carpeting types, including polypropylene, hessian-backed, woven, coir and sisal carpets.
The best types of flooring to use with underfloor heating are those that best transfer the heat produced to the surface. So, in addition to carpeting, hard surfaces such as stone, ceramic tiles, screed and certain types of wood are also ideal.
The clever design of these products ensures that they never overheat, meaning that you can leave them on all the time. They are fitted with thermostats and timers to ensure you have complete control over your heating settings.
How Much Electricity Is Under Carpet and Underfloor Heating Going To Use?
Here’s the best news: Under carpet heating is effective in warming up a room within thirty minutes of switching it on, so while it is safe to leave it on continuously, you can also switch it on only when needed.
An under-carpet heating system will consume less electricity than three 100-watt light bulbs. And with a good quality underlay, the room will be heated more effectively with minimum heat loss. This makes it an extremely cost-effective way to warm up your home.
Contact Carpet & Decor Centre today for expert advice on your new under carpet heating or underfloor heating options. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide range of flooring applications and can offer you real value for your money in these tough economic times.