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August 12, 2017 18:07

Is it reasonable to make a warm floor as the main heating ?

Hello dear readers Electrical himself!Today we would like to mention one of the most controversial issues in the field of space heating - it is possible to use floor heating as the main heating system of a private house or apartment?Below we will look at the pros and cons of such an idea, that actually allow you to answer this question!

  • Apartment
  • Detached house


Electric floor heating as the main form of heating is reasonable to use only in private homes.The apartment has a heating system use extremely reasonable for several reasons:

  1. you still have to pay for heating, becauserisers will go through your apartment.
  2. Shut off the central nervous system is quite difficult, and expensive (dismantling the battery, changing the tube system, welding, etc.).

As you can see, in the apartments possible to use an electric floor heating as the main heating is not suitable due to several important shortcomings.If you are not satisfied with municipal services, you can simply just make autonomous heating the apartment, without disconnecting the central nervous system.This solution is recommended in case utilities late starts heating season only and you need time to somehow get out of the situation.

By the way, the water floor heating system also did not get to use in apartment buildings, asit is prohibited by law.The reason is obvious - hot water will pass under your flooring, cool down, and only after that will flow on to the neighbors.

Detached house

As regards the application of the electric floor heating as the main heating at home, then it is already possible to think, to do or not.The only thing that can stop you - monthly payment costs account for "light."If you make a cost-effective system, install the two-tariff electricity meter and will wisely include heating, while the main type of heating such an option would be reasonable.

The modern way of heating rooms photo

Pros in this case, the following:

  1. Easy installation.Make a warm floor under the laminate can even people without special skills.
  2. heating cable, termomat a film will not occupy space rooms, in contrast to the radiators or convectors.
  3. good warm rooms.The heat will be radiated uniformly over the entire area of ​​a private house.
  4. Long service life with proper installation and use.
  5. not need to spend money to buy a boiler and other kinds of equipment.
  6. cost of creating an electric underfloor heating (as a basic) at least 2 times cheaper than water.

can distinguish the minuses floor heating as the main heating private house:

  • The area should have no problems with energy supply in the winter otherwise there is every chance to freeze, if the light switch off for a long time.
  • Not in all regions of the cost of a kilowatt of electricity is acceptable.The first thing you need to consider the cost, so you do not run into financial problems.A detailed calculation of the costs we have provided in the article - how much electricity consumed warm floor.
  • heating cable or infrared coating film can not be laid at the place of installation of home appliances and furniture.If the warm floor will be used as the primary heating, just in unheated areas can form the so-called cold bridges.As a result, as shown by responses to the discussion forums can present significant heat loss and the formation of moisture on the walls.

As you can see, the use of this option heating as the main has its own advantages and disadvantages.To begin with respect to their conditions weigh the pros and cons, and then draw conclusions.Also we recommend that you review the video below, which provided a more modern version of the main heating in the cottage.

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We hope that the information will help you decide whether you can use electric floor heating as the main heating system of a private house or apartment.

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