There are many factors involved when installing electric underfloor heating, i.e.: the type of sub floor, electrical power requirements and different types of insulation boards. If you are not confident installing your underfloor heating or having trouble find a suitable tradesmen we can install for you!
We take care of everything from installing a new consumer unit + fitting your thermostats to preparing your sub-floors. Using our guaranteed installation service gives you peace of mind knowing that your project has been installed by experts that have completed many of installations, as an incentive to use our installation service we also offer discounts on your heating materials.
1. Can under-tile heating system be used as the sole heat source?
This depends on how well insulated your home is. If your home is well insulated and complies with current building regulations, then you should be able to use under-tile heating as your sole heat source. However, if your home is older with insufficient insulation, you will probably require an additional heat source.
2. Can it be used under any type of flooring?
Stone, or tile flooring works best, however, radiant floor heating can be uses also under vinyl/ linoleum, carpeting and wood. However, keep in mind that floor coverings that help to insulate, such as carpeting, will decrease the efficiency of the system.
3. How long will it take for my floors to heat up?
The time it will take for your floors to heat up will depend on the sub floor construction. If the sub floor is uninsulated concrete it will take longer to heat up than say, insulated plywood sub floors.
4. Will I have to hire a specialist to install it?
No. However, if you do not feel able do it yourself, then you may wish to hire a contractor who can install it. In addition, a qualified electrician should always undertake the connecting of the heater to the thermostat.
5. After installation how soon before I can use the system?
System should not be operational until the tile, or concrete materials, including the mortar and grout have fully cured. This can be as long as 1 to 3 weeks.