Used as an alternative to central heating, underfloor heating has increased in popularity with our valued customers and clients in the Central, South and South West London areas. Here, we look at the two main configurations of underfloor heating, dry and wet. We discuss why people opt for underfloor heating in the first place, and how Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd, as a company, specialises in underfloor heating repair work.
Located in Balham, we offer services in the surrounding Battersea, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Putney, Wandsworth and Westminster areas.
If you feel that underfloor heating might work for you, if you’d like to find out more about an installation, or if you need a team of accredited plumbers and heating engineers for repair services in London, please contact us on 020 8673 9944.
There are many benefits to choosing underfloor heating:
Added Floor Space – Traditional heating systems need radiators which take up room space. Underfloor heating is located out of sight and out of mind. This gives you more room to play with and allows you to work with a clean and minimalistic design.
No Cold Spots – Traditional heating systems produce cold spots. These are areas which don’t get as warm as those in the direct line of a radiator. This can be the difference between more comfortable living and dreading those colder days.
Cosy Underfoot Feeling – It isn’t just the removal of cold spots that adds more comfort. The welcome feeling of warmth underneath your bare feet is a luxurious one that is increasingly popular with homeowners, businesses and potential buyers alike.
There are two underfloor heating systems available to customers in Balham, Battersea, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Putney, Wandsworth and Westminster. These are hydronic (wet) and electric (dry). Wet systems compare to radiators underneath the flooring. They have a series of pipes which link to the central heating. These pipes fill with hot water which circulates in a closed loop.
Dry underfloor heating uses electrical pads which operate independently of the central heating system. These pads lie directly under a hard flooring finish.
The type of system you eventually choose will depend on the size of the room space and the current flooring material. Most of our customers in the Central, South and South West London areas use underfloor heating in kitchens and bathrooms because it isn’t suitable for installation beneath carpets.
Slate, tile, marble and vinyl, and some woods, usually work best with underfloor heating systems. Our plumbers and heating engineers can advise you on suitable flooring types.
Even a modern heating system can run into problems. Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd has an underfloor heating maintenance and repair service available. Common issues encountered by our team include insufficient heat generation, worn pumps, faulty wiring and air locks in the pipework. These are straightforward repairs for trained plumbers and heating engineers, but not for DIY enthusiasts. Any work where electricity and water come together is a potential hazard.
For your own welfare, and for the protection of properties in Balham, Battersea, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Putney, Wandsworth and Westminster, always leave underfloor heating repair work to a professional.
Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd has registration with Gas Safe and CIPHE. All personnel on our team have City & Guilds qualifications. We also specialise in boilers, central heating and renewables.