underfloor heating: luxury and a sound investment
But what is the best project to increase value and appeal?
In the past, Realtors have advised you to change to a new kitchen or bathroom, both of which can set you back thousands of people.
A recent trend is under-floor heating, and while the initial price is expensive, the cost may be-effective.
Under-floor heating is similar in price and process to the installation of traditional central heating systems.
\"Think of it as a big, low level
Temperature radiators installed on the floor, \"said Graham Poole, online sales manager for floor heating.
With the surge in fuel bills and the growing green lobby, energy-
Savings are becoming more and more important for house hunters.
But, according to the National Building Association, we also want warm houses-the lack of central heating will reduce the value of a property by an average of nine.
The country also said that British households are one of the lowest energy-efficient households in Europe, accounting for 27 of Britain\'s total carbon emissions.
\"In Germany, it is very rare for families without floor heating, and the situation in Scandinavia is similar,\" said Ian Mills of the Association of Floor Heating Manufacturers. Eco-
Friendly improvements have helped to reduce costs and emissions, prompting some initiatives by the government to encourage householders to take these responsibility.
But too many people are out of the budget of many homeowners.
Measures such as insulation are simpler and almost all properties in the UK are eligible for some level of funding.
The boiler trade-in scheme abandoned earlier this year to install a new one under £ 400-rated (condensing)
Replace those with class G boilers.
Any boiler over 15 years is likely to be Class G.
But if you are thinking about this, you need to act reasonably quickly when the official voucher runs out;
Therefore, it may be worthwhile to fully consider the new heating system.
The condensing boiler is ideal for under-floor heating.
But in many homes in the UK, the boiler provides heat to the dinosaur system.
The condensing boiler will only condense if the hot water return is lower than 60C, but the traditional central heating through the radiator usually involves the return of about 60C. 70C.
The trend of heating comes and goes.
However, the radiator is almost standard and has been around for a long time
There is constant debate about whether the radiator is energy efficient.
The short answer is No.
Regardless of the fact that the radiator does not allow many new boilers to operate according to the environmental protection certificate, in order to experience the full benefits that you may have to climb the wardrobe, when the heat rises to the ceiling.
The energy required for heating under the floor can be as low as twice
Thirty required for standard central heating.
The cost of the material and installation varies, but you will face thousands of bills.
Unlike other systems, the new system will add value to your home
The Berkeley family has used a variety of under-floor heating systems in its development-gas, electricity and exhaust systemsair heat pump.
The last one is to get the air from the warm parts of the home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, and use it to heat the water supply for heating under the floor.
This is the beauty of such a system.
Unlike the radiator, warm water is needed.
For example, the wood floor needs about 40C of water and any heat source can be used.
The air heat pump is now eligible for a grant of up to £ 900 that can be used in lieu of a boiler (
Enable the householder to take advantage of the boiler scrapping plan of £ 400).
Compared to modern home boilers, the efficiency of these pumps has increased by 310.
Because it is recycled air, there is 3 for every 1 KW of the electricity running the pump.
Compared to the production of less than 1 KW of the standard boiler, 1 KW of the heat is circulating.
Heat pumps can also be used to heat conventional radiators, allowing the use of a mixing system heated under the floor in the extension section, or in combination with existing radiators elsewhere.
For example, the cost of a refurbished system-lifting the flooring and fitting pipes between existing pallets-will exceed the cost of working from scratch, but here the British obsession with DIY has been formed.
It is relatively easy to lay the pipe and connect it to the manifold.
\"Any capable DIYer should be able to manage it,\" Graham Poole said . \".
The qualified plumber can then connect the manifold to the heat source.
DIY kit for three people
The price of the 120 bed room is 3,500-£5,000.
One downside is that the bathroom is harder to heat because the bathroom absorbs most of the floor space.
But elsewhere, the system under the floor will feel like a rich height, putting slippers in the dog basket-but the dog will not be in the basket: it will be stretched out to the floor.
Association of Floor Heating Manufacturers (uhma. org. uk)
List of members supplied and installed;
Warm online (
Floor Heating Online. com)
Sales systems and accessories;
Energy Saving Trust (
Energy Saving Trust. org. uk)
With regard to the details of the grant and the different ways of saving energy, we can arrange the room as we like without radio personnel Karen Mayne and her husband George, 2003, when they moved into the Victorian farmhouse outside the Isle of Wight, the underfloor heating system was installed, \"We chose underfloor heating mainly because there is no flexibility of the radiator, which limits your wall space, it also limits how you arrange your room.
\"And because it gives people more heat.
We have heating under floating wood floor and they work very well.
The feet are lovely and the animals like it.
\"But a word of warning.
Karen\'s daughter bought her a pair of chocolate high heels for Christmas and put them under the tree.
On the 25 th, she opened a melted chocolate puddle.