23 Dec Benefits of Underfloor Heating in Commercial Properties
Underfloor heating represents an exciting and luxurious feature to many individuals, regardless of whether you own a commercial or residential property. However, some people wonder whether underfloor heating is still a cost-effective addition to a room or space when it’s not for a home.
However, in key areas such as efficiency, health, design freedom, sustainability, and comfort, underfloor heating can deliver a significant number of essential benefits to building creators, owners, and the people who visit.
One of the most significant benefits of underfloor heating is that they have been shown to be around 15-20% more efficient than traditional heating systems – such as radiators, over the lifespan of a building. In other words, that initial investment on underfloor heating could mean that you save money on customer and employee comfort in the long-run.
Underfloor heating doesn’t heat the entire room at once, but it does emit warmth into the feet of the people around your commercial space, providing ideal comfort during cold winter’s days, without prompting the feeling of fatigue that can come with too much over-heating (particularly around the head).
Radiators create heat through the process of convection, which can sometimes lead to the circulation of fumes, dust, and bacteria around a room or space. On the other hand, underfloor systems reduce moisture levels in floor coverings to reduce the risk of slips and falls, as well as limiting bacterial growth. In simple terms, underfloor heating can make your commercial space a healthier place to visit and work.
In most circumstances, an underfloor system can be designed to run at low temperatures, which means that the call on your energy sources is not quite as significant as it would be with other heating solutions. Not only do you end up with warmer feet and happier people in your commercial space, but you also lower your overall carbon footprint significantly – leading to better results for the earth.
- Design Freedom
Finally, with underfloor heating, you don’t have to worry about bulky radiators and other heating solutions taking up space in your interior. Instead, you get access to full freedom regarding where you want to place your furniture and other items. You’re also free to choose between a wide range of potential floor coverings, from tiling and laminate to carpeting and wood, and a range of other fashionable and aesthetically pleasing solutions.