underfloor heating - have you done it?

Tani H-S
4 years ago
As we have to replace most of the floor joists in the new house we are buying, we were considering installing underfloor heating to link up to a combo boiler (which we will probably need a new one anyway!)

I know generally it's supposed to be cheaper to run and a nicer even heat, but I've also read that you have to really keep it on constantly as otherwise it takes hours to heat the room up. So is the cost of having it on during all winter months still cheaper than putting the radiators on sproradically??

I really want to know if it's worth the cost of buying (if we self fit) considering there are radiators already in the house and that we don't always have the heating on as we want to put in a log burner.
We plan to do a larger open place extension out the back housing the kitchen/dining and living area which will be a large space and it would be nice to have this room cosy during the winter months without having to heat the whole house up.

I also work from home so would usually, in the daytime, just run an oil filled electric radiator in the office and only put central heating or log burner on at night.


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