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August 12, 2017 18:07

Advantages and disadvantages of underfloor heating

The system of electric heating floor there are both positive feedback and negative.For you to decide whether or not to use this option for your home or apartment, we now provide the main pros and cons of electric underfloor heating.

  • main advantages
  • existing shortcomings
  • Comparison with alternative

main advantages

Laying electric heating mat

Among the main advantages of electric floor heating release:

  • possibility of using not only at home but also in offices;
  • can be used with any flooring: tile, laminate, linoleum, etc .;
  • all elements of the system are hidden from the eye, thereby spoil the interior of the premises;
  • using the bundled thermostat you can adjust the temperature control up to 0,1oS while also possible to set a specific time to enable / disable the heater;
  • can be used as main and auxiliary heating;
  • laying of floor heating under the tiles (and especially parquet), a person may carry out without the slightest experience.Moreover, no special tools to be at hand should not;
  • long life when properly handled with the system;
  • surface warms evenly over the entire area;
  • to determine the cause of failure take a little time;
  • does not require additional equipment (for example, for water heating must be installed electric boiler or gas) for operation of the system;
  • temperature of the heating element is not too large, which is good, taking into account the safety of use.

How do you see the advantages of electric underfloor heating large, which makes this option quite competitive compared to other heating options.

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existing shortcomings

As always, something must be sacrificed when choosing a system.As for the disadvantages of electric underfloor heating, the main ones being:

  • high operating costs (if you use the heating cable for central heating a large area, the required power of the heater can reach up to 15-20 kW, which significantly enhance the monthly electricity consumption);
  • any type of electric heater has an increased risk of electric shock.Electric floor heating is not an exception, so especially in wet areas must take into account this point;
  • to improve electrical safety must also be squandered on the purchase and connection of the RCD and the establishment of a reliable ground;
  • heating cable, which is the main executive body heat, creating an electromagnetic field which adversely affects the human body;
  • flooring, particularly wood, suffers when heated: rassyhaetsya and deformed;
  • during installation of heaters (especially cable) ceiling height can be reduced to 10 cm;
  • if the heating is used as the main house and at the same time a large area, it is quite powerful wiring required for operation of the system.

can see that the shortcomings of the system and quite weighty.Still, we pay attention to what the correct choice of a warm floor as well as the installation works according to the instructions, most of these shortcomings immediately cut off.This makes the floor heating system popular and in demand.

Comparison with alternative

To You finally convinced of the correctness of your decision, and now we talk a little bit about what the best electric floor heating water.

Comparison of alternative systems

So, we have identified the main points of comparison:
  1. Radiant floor wiser use of large areas, especially if the heating will be provided by a gas boiler.In small rooms it is more logical to give preference for the option, running from the power supply, asin this case will be a small expense for installation and operation.
  2. Heating hot water has a longer service life (as they say producers, the mark may be up to 50 years).
  3. Water does not harm human health, can not be said about the current.
  4. cable installation (or termomatov) is much easier than water pipes.
  5. adjustment of electric heater is carried out much faster and more accurately than water.

Here we provide the pros and cons of electric underfloor heating.Summarizing it can be noted that there are advantages and disadvantages for both system variants that make in any case have to sacrifice something.We recommend to give preference to electrically, becauseit is more modern, efficient and multi-functional!

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