WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PROS AND CONS OF FLOOR HEATING?

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Floor Heating systems are one of the efficient and effective ways to warm up your house, especially during the winters. This efficiency has made it a popular choice among homeowners. Suppose you are renovating your home or building a new one and toying around with the idea of getting a radiant floor heating system for your house. In that case, you should be aware of all the pros and cons of the system. To help you make an informed decision about the same, we have listed the pros and cons for you below.

PROS

They have a long lifeif the radiant heating system has been appropriately installed and maintained, they can last for a really long time. You can see the heating system as an investment that would keep your house warm for decades to come if it has been cared for. To elongate the system’s life, you should follow all the instructions that have been shared on how to care for the floor, clean it, etc.

You can Heat All or some rooms: When you opt for a radiant heating system, you can choose to install it in all the rooms or only in some. Even if you install through the house, you can choose to activate the sections you want to. You can choose not to switch on the heating system in the rooms which aren’t in use. This will help you to save on the energy bills.

The Room Never gets too hot: The heating offered by the system is smooth and makes the room cozy. At no point do you have to worry about the floors getting too hot or burning your feet. The system has been designed so that it doesn’t pose any fire risk under the flooring. The heat from the system is evenly distributed to make the room comfortably warm.

CONS

It can’t be done as a DIY projectYou should not install the underfloor heating system unless you know exactly how to do it. If you do, do it on your own you might end up installing it incorrectly. This would cause poor heat output, and the floor would not warm up as it should.

Carpets can cause slow heatingCarpet is not a bad flooring option to pair with a radiant heating system. But it can cause the healing process to slow down. When you decide to install an underfloor heating system, you should consider opting for tile, followed by hardwood and then the carpet.

You may need to redo your flooring: The heating system is installed underneath the flooring. If you already have flooring when you are planning to install the heating system, you would have to remove and replace it. This is one of the most significant drawbacks of opting for a radiant heating system. In such situations, speak to the contractor, and they will tell you whether the floor needs to be removed and replaced for installation or not.