Underfloor heating is a more energy-efficient heating method that can help reduce the carbon footprint of your home. In this guide we’ll walk you through the sustainability of underfloor heating and the ways in which it can also help lower your energy bills. You’ll find out:
- How underfloor heating improves the sustainability of your home
- What makes UFH an energy-efficient heating solution
- How much money you can save with floor heating
- Our work to reduce carbon emissions
How does floor heating help with my home’s sustainability?
Underfloor heating provides a low-carbon heating solution for both new-build and home renovation projects. Warmup’s range of water and electric underfloor heating systems utilise radiant heat technology to gently warm the objects and people in a room directly; a process which is up to 40% more energy-efficient than traditional heating methods. Using Warmup heating solutions throughout your home could save you 700 GWh of energy per year resulting in substantial cost-savings on your energy bills – helping you to create a more sustainable home that has a more passive impact on our environment.
Our water UFH systems are perfect for use with greener heat sources such as air and ground-source heat pumps and biomass boilers.
Electric floor heaters are great to use alongside wet systems and traditional heating systems. They are also ideal if you’re thinking about an electrical-powered home, with all heating systems and appliances powered by the mains electricity source or self-generated energy through the use of solar panels for instance.
Discover more about the differences between central heating-based radiators and underfloor heating systems in our expert article.
Why is underfloor heating more energy-efficient than central heating?
Floor heaters offer quick heat-up times and require less energy to reach your ideal temperature than central heating systems whilst still offering you the same level of comfort – greatly improving your home’s energy performance. Underfloor heating also provides a ‘zoned’ heating approach, whereby only the spaces that are required to be warm are heated. This type of responsive heating reduces energy wastage.
Making sure you install high-quality insulation alongside your heater and that you use a Smart thermostat to control it will also enhance its efficiency. Smart multi-zone underfloor heating thermostats allow you to control your system from wherever you are whilst also allowing automatic heating – ensuring your home is always at the right temperature and running at its most efficient, automatically. Using a Smart thermostat can help reduce the total energy used by up to 25%.
Read our guide to find how to improve your home’s energy-efficiency performance.
How much money can I save with radiant floor heating?
Through the sustainable technology of underfloor heating, you can expect low long-term running costs too. Running costs can vary depending on your home’s construction, which system you specify, and the type of energy source and tariff used but a Warmup system can help you save over £400 a year on your energy bills. Want to find out exactly how much money you could save with a Warmup heater? Use our online costs calculator.
If you’re interested in finding out about the low costs of purchasing underfloor heating for your home, get a free instant quote today. Simply enter the details of your upcoming project and we’ll tell you which heating system is best for your needs and exactly how much it will cost.
Warmup’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions
The UK has set a net-zero target for carbon emissions by 2050 so the future of home heating is in renewable energy sources and more sustainable heating solutions such as underfloor heating. Warmup’s systems help your home to become as sustainable as possible and as such, we want to ensure our business has the same objective – we are also committed to a net zero policy by 2050. We want to change the way we heat our homes, by offering a cleaner, Smarter solution that works in unison with the natural world.