Conventional central heating systems tend to run all the rooms of your house at once, whether you are using them or not. Electric systems, can be set to heat an individual room where and when you need it, if you have rooms that don't need heating at certain times- why heat them?. By correctly setting up your thermostat to suit your lifestyle, you can enjoy massive savings on your fuel bills
According to independent energy watchdog Energywatch, since 2003, gas prices have risen by as much as 92%, while electricity prices have only increased by just 54% in the same period.
As electric underfloor heating is 99% efficient at the point of use, it makes it the most energy efficient form of heating, gas boilers waste energy by way of exhaustible gases.
The typical lifespan of a gas boiler system is 10 years, according to industry estimates. Warmup underfloor heating systems have no moving parts to wear-out and come with a LIFETIME Warranty*.
When you take into consideration that wet systems have valves, circuit boards, solenoids, pumps, manifolds, etc its simple to see why electric underfloor heating is a great choice.
Running costs will always depend on many factors including the room size, the running time, as well as how well the room has been insulated; these figures are based on using our 10mm insulation boards. To get an accurate idea of typical running costs, see the table and above.
During the heat-up period, as the floor reaches its set temperature, the heater is running at full power. After this period, the heater needs to run at only half-power to maintain the set temperature. Basically, the quicker the floor warms-up, the cheaper the system is to run.
By properly insulating your floor with Heat store Insulation Boards, you can reduce the heat-up period significantly thereby reducing running costs by as much as 50%.