Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Can I Install Underfloor Heating?

If you are looking for an economical method of heating your home, you may have considered having underfloor heating installed. This method of radiant heating is preferred by homeowners interested in cost efficient home improvements, and one advantage to this system is that it better distributes heat than the standard HVAC equipment. If you are having a new home constructed, you may wish to look into have underfloor heating installed; however, if you are looking for a change from your traditional heater you will have to research if it's possible to have a newer system in place.

Why choose underfloor heating for your home? There are many reasons which prove advantageous to the home owner. For one, the system can free up space in your home. The radiant coils that bring heat to your rooms are place, naturally, under your floor. There are no space heaters to deal with, and you have room. Also, underfloor heating can help decrease air moisture and therefore reduce allergens. Add the likelihood of lower energy bills due to the efficient method of heating, and underfloor systems prove a winner for any homeowner.

That said, can you have underfloor heating installed in your current home? This will largely depend upon a number of factors. Do you have the budget to handle costs of equipment and labor, for one? Also, is anybody in your area specializing in underfloor heat installation?

Another factor to consider, too, is if your floors are able to accommodate such a system. Having an HVAC professional inspect your home for possible options is a good way to determine the next step, and if you have a suitable foundation you will find that the investment is well worth the money you spend now, for you will surely save some in the long run.

Once you decide to have a contractor install everything for you, you may need to make arrangements while your floor is put under construction. If you wish to set everything up yourself, make sure you know how to remove your floor and handle all the aspects of construction. If you live in a condo complex, you may require permission from the condo board to do this type of construction. This may also hold true if you live in a similar type of residential community where homeowners must adhere a covenant.

However you decide to get your underfloor heating installed, make sure you know everything about your home in relation to the construction involved, and that you are able to see it through. You will definitely enjoy the end result.

Kathryn Lively is a freelance writer specializing in articles on Newport News HVAC services and Norfolk commercial HVAC services.

1 comment:

  1. Underfloor heating and Pool heater are methods that we need to feel comfort when seasons became so cold and specially to those places that it feels most of the times.