Electric underfloor heating

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Afternoon guys. We are in the process of getting people in to redo bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.

Only had 1 person so far & he's mentioned electric underfloor heating for both rooms. Downstairs cloakroom has no heating at all, so that sounds good to me. To put a rad there would be quite a ballache for him thou.

We have a rad in bathroom, but would have to be moved. So again if underfloor heating put in, to me would be more pleasing on the eye.

What are the pros and cons of this type of heating? Would they give off sufficient heat to warm rooms adequately. How do you work out running costs, compared to wet rads.

Many thanks for any replies.
 
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One big fat con- if you have a gas boiler, each kw of heat in the house costs about 11p. The same kw derived from electricity costs about 36p (unless you have solar panels).
UFH is no good for a quick blast of heat- if you want the spaces heated all day fine, if the place is empty all day you'll be wasting a fair bit of the heat input.
 
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Pros: You can't see it, it's easier for bathroom fitters who can't be bothered to move radiators.
Cons: It costs a fortune to run, you can't hang a towel on it to get warm, when it breaks it will be a ballache to replace.

It is only likely to give enough heat to warm a bathroom adequately if it is switched on 24 hours a day.
 
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A small thing to think about- many bathroom fitters use Lego plumbing (pushfit or compression joints and not a lot of planning). If you want rads adding or moving neatly and effectively (IE they still work properly without leaks) a plumber might be a better bet. Or learn how to do it yourself ...
 

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