Running Costs

Pro Warm Running Costs

 

 

Electric underfloor heating.
A great, economical, way to heat your home!

Many people assume that running a whole-house electrical heating system will be expensive compared to a conventional gas central heating system.

With gas fuel prices rising and the initial cost of installation involved, this is no longer the case.

 

 

What are the running costs for underfloor heating?

 

Approximate cost of heating a room

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 insulation boards, you can reduce the heat-up period significantly thereby reducing running costs by as much as 50%.

Hours

2m2

4m2

5m2

10m2

15m2

25m2

1

2.36p

4.72p

5.90p

11.81p

17.71p

29.52p

2

4.30p

8.61p

10.76p

21.52p

32.28p

53.81p

3

6.25p

12.49p

15.62p

31.23p

46.85p

78.08p

4

8.10p

16.20p

20.26p

40.51p

60.77p

101.28p

5

10.13p

20.26p

25.32p

50.64p

75.96p

126.60p

6

11.94p

23.89p

29.86p

59.72p

89.59p

149.31p

7

13.93p

27.85p

34.82p

69.63p

104.45p

174.08p

8

15.83p

31.66p

39.57p

79.15p

118.72p

197.87p

Save costs with correct insulation

 

 

 

Zoning Your House - Total control of heating

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.

 

 

Electric cheaper than Gas

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.

Electric underfloor heating vs conventional central heating

The typical lifespan of a gas boiler system is 10 years, according to industry estimates. Our 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 favorable.