An alternative to traditional heating set-ups, underfloor heating has been gaining increasing popularity not just in our principal service areas of Balham, Battersea, Clapham and Dulwich – but throughout London and the wider UK. On this page, we take a look at the two main configurations of underfloor heating (dry and wet), and their respective ins and outs. Then we’ll go-over an important service that Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd provides: underfloor heating repair. But first, we answer the question: why do people opt for underfloor heating in the first place?
If you’re already sure that underfloor heating is for you and you’re looking to book an installation, or if you’re in need of our aforementioned underfloor heating repair service, call 020 8673 9944. Our friendly team of qualified, Gas Safe plumbers will be on hand to provide assistance.
Every now and again, as with any essential heating infrastructure in your home, an underfloor system will need a bit of love and care. But not every plumber operating in and around Balham, Battersea, Clapham and Dulwich offers underfloor heating repair and servicing, as it’s somewhat of a specialist service.
Common issues we encounter include faulty wiring, areas of a floor which aren’t heating up sufficiently, worn pumps or air locked pipes. All are straightforward repairs for a trained Ecoheat plumber, but shouldn’t be attempted by unqualified DIYers. Work with electricity and or water is always a hazard, either for your health or for the wellbeing of your property, and underfloor heating repair is no different.
Please note that in addition to providing underfloor heating installation and underfloor heating repair to homeowners throughout Balham, Battersea, Clapham, Dulwich and all surrounding areas of South London – we provide the same services to commercial clients. Call us, whichever category you fall into.
Whether you require underfloor heating repair or installation, call Balham’s Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd on 020 8673 9944.
With traditional heating systems, you need to incorporate radiators. In bathrooms and kitchens this can take up much-needed room that can for other purposes. Radiators can also become an issue when it comes to designing the space, and something you have to plan around. Underfloor heating is located out of sight and out of mind, giving you more room to play with, and allowing you to fully deliver a clean and minimalistic aesthetic.
No Cold Spots
Traditional heating systems tend to produce “cold spots”. These are areas which, due to the positioning of radiators, don’t get as warm as areas in their direct line of sight. As our Balham, Battersea, Clapham and Dulwich clients understand this can be the difference between a comfortable morning routine and one which you go to sleep dreading.
It’s not just a lack of cold spots that improves comfort… The warmth under your bare feet is luxurious that is becoming increasingly sought after by house hunters.
There are two main types of underfloor heating system: hydronic (wet) and electric (dry). The former can be best compared to a radiator that sits underneath your flooring. It’s a series of twisting pipes which are linked to your main central heating system, which fill with hot water then circulate said water within a closed loop. The latter involves the fitting of electrical heating pads that operate independently of your main central heating system, and lie directly under floor finishes.
Which will best suit your individual requirements really depends on the size of the space you are looking to heat, and the material your floor is made from. Keep in mind that the majority of homeowners around Balham, Battersea, Clapham and Dulwich choose to implement underfloor heating within their bathrooms and kitchens, as these systems are not suitable for use under carpets. Slate, tiles, marble, vinyl and certain types of wood are typically fine for use with underfloor heating.
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