A Greener Choice For Your Property
As the underfloor heating contractors Essex property owners love, we’ve seen first-hand how it can help people all over the county to heat their homes while protecting the planet.
Underfloor heating (UFH) is a method of heating a building by using pipes or electrical heating elements that are installed – you’ve guessed it- beneath the floor. This method of heating is becoming more and more popular – with one of the main reasons being how it can help property owners to reduce their carbon footprint. Here are some of the biggest environmental benefits of underfloor heating:
Reduced Energy Consumption
Underfloor heating is known for its energy efficiency. It works by distributing heat evenly across a large surface area, and this requires a much lower temperature than a traditional radiator heating system. This means that much less energy is needed to heat a property, which results in lower energy bills for you, and a reduced carbon footprint that will benefit the environment around you.
Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Traditional heating systems such as radiators rely on fossil fuels such as gas or oil. These are some of the world’s largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Underfloor heating can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power, geothermal energy, or air source heat pumps, and are often installed alongside one of these. These renewable energy sources are much cleaner than fossil fuels, helping you to reduce those harmful emissions.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Underfloor heating systems do not rely on air circulation and reduce the amount of dust and other pollutants in the air. Radiators are also very hard to keep clean, and harbour lots of dust. Eliminating these will improve the air quality in your property, which will reduce the need for air filters and other air purification systems. These require lots of energy to operate, so underfloor heating is a very cost-effective choice.
Reduced Water Consumption
Radiator heating systems often require large amounts of water to operate, which can lead to high water bills and lots of water waste. Underfloor heating systems require much less water and can be designed to recycle and reuse water. This will help you to cut down on your water consumption and any associated costs.
Underfloor heating systems are designed to last longer than traditional heating systems, which require regular maintenance and replacement of parts. This means fewer materials are needed for replacements, reducing the overall environmental impact of the system over the years. Our maintenance plans will help you to keep your UFH system in great working order while maintaining your commitment to helping the planet.