under floor heating

23 Jul 2009
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United Kingdom
Hi ,

I would like to install underfloor heating. I have a suspended wooden floor and think running off the central heating is going to be far too much work to install, so have decided to opt for electric under floor heating. Any suggestions for DIY packs? I intend to put a wooden floor on top. Also what insulation should i use?

Thanks :)
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Its expensive to run if you dont have an off peak supply. But you will not have enough thermal storage to use off peak with a wood floor.

I suggest you read the instructions for the suppliers of the electric elements. You will need a lot of underfloor insulation, perhaps a minimum of 150mm and a draught shield if its ground floor.

Also be aware that you may not get enough heat output to warm the room adequately. Your installer needs to calculate the heat loss and compare with the input power. They also take an hour or so to warm up the floor and more to warm the room.


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