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    By Giles Heating Ltd
    1st July 2024

    The Benefits of Underfloor Heating for Modern Homes

    Are you tired of stepping onto cold floors every morning? As homeowners, many of us seek comfort and efficiency in our heating solutions. At Giles Heating Ltd., we have been revolutionising homes across the UK with innovative heating solutions, including underfloor heating. This blog will delve into why underfloor heating is a smart investment for your home, providing comfort and value while aligning with eco-friendly goals.

    Why Choose Underfloor Heating?

    The modern home demands more than just traditional radiator heating systems. Underfloor heating provides consistent warmth from the ground up, eliminating the cold spots often associated with radiators. Here are a few compelling reasons why you should consider underfloor heating for your home:

    1. Enhanced Comfort and Luxury

    Imagine a winter morning where you step onto a pleasantly warm floor instead of cold tiles. Underfloor heating gives you that luxurious comfort throughout your home. It ensures an even distribution of heat, maintaining a consistent temperature in every room.

    2. Energy Efficiency

    Underfloor heating systems operate at lower temperatures compared to traditional radiators but provide the same level of warmth. This can lead to significant energy savings. According to the Energy Saving Trust, making efficiency improvements can reduce your heating bills by up to 25%. By investing in underfloor heating, you not only enjoy a comfortable home but also reduce energy consumption.

    3. Increased Space and Aesthetics

    Radiators often take up valuable space and can interfere with the aesthetics of your home. Underfloor heating is invisible, allowing you to decorate without constraints. This space-saving solution is particularly advantageous in smaller homes or areas where design flexibility is essential.

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    Types of Underfloor Heating Systems

    At Giles Heating Ltd., we offer two main types of underfloor heating systems: electric and water-based. Each has its own advantages, and our expert team can help you decide which is best suited for your home.

    1. Electric Underfloor Heating

    Electric systems are ideal for retrofitting and smaller areas like bathrooms and kitchens. They involve a network of wires installed beneath the floor. These systems are relatively quick to install and can be controlled via programmable thermostats for optimum efficiency.

    2. Water-Based (Hydronic) Underfloor Heating

    Water-based systems circulate warm water through pipes installed under your floor. These systems are highly efficient and are often used for heating larger areas or entire homes. While the initial installation may be more complex, the long-term energy savings and efficiency make it a worthwhile investment.

    To learn more about these systems, visit our underfloor heating page.

    Installation Process

    The installation of underfloor heating is a seamless process that integrates with your existing or new flooring. Here’s a brief overview:

    Initial Consultation and Assessment

    Our process begins with an initial consultation where we assess your home, understand your heating needs, and recommend the best underfloor heating system for you.

    Design and Planning

    Once a system is selected, our engineers design a custom plan that specifies the layout of the heating elements or pipes, ensuring optimal efficiency and coverage.


    Our experienced team then undertakes the installation, ensuring minimal disruption to your routine. We coordinate with any other tradespeople involved in your project to ensure a smooth installation process.

    Testing and Commissioning

    After installation, we thoroughly test the system to confirm it is operating correctly and efficiently. We also provide you with a detailed demonstration on how to use and maintain your new heating system.

    Benefits in Different Home Areas

    Underfloor heating can be installed in various parts of your home, each benefiting uniquely:


    Stepping out of the shower onto a warm floor enhances your comfort. Underfloor heating can also prevent dampness and improve the overall humidity of the space.


    With underfloor heating, you can free up wall space for additional storage or decor, ensuring your kitchen remains warm without compromising aesthetics.

    Living Rooms and Bedrooms

    Maintaining a consistent temperature in your living and sleeping areas promotes better health and comfort. The additional space can be used for furniture or simply enjoyed as open areas.

    Cost Considerations and Efficiency

    Cost is a crucial consideration for any home improvement project. While underfloor heating may have a higher initial investment compared to traditional radiators, the long-term benefits and energy savings often outweigh these costs.

    Running Costs

    Running costs depend on the type of system and energy tariffs. However, with proper insulation and efficient usage, underfloor heating can be a cost-effective solution. Using programmable thermostats allows you to control temperatures effectively, further reducing energy wastage.

    For a comprehensive quote, visit our get a quote page.

    Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Solution

    In today’s world, sustainability is more important than ever. Underfloor heating systems are inherently more efficient and can be paired with renewable energy sources, such as solar panels. This combination not only reduces your carbon footprint but also ensures a sustainable heating solution for your home.

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    Customer Testimonials

    Don't just take our word for it; hear it from our satisfied customers. One of our clients, Sarah from Manchester, said:

    *"The underfloor heating installed by Giles Heating Ltd. has transformed my home. It's warm and cosy, and my energy bills have noticeably decreased. The team was professional and efficient throughout the installation process."*

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    Investing in underfloor heating is a decision that brings numerous benefits, from enhanced comfort and energy efficiency to increased home aesthetics and value. At Giles Heating Ltd., we are dedicated to providing top-quality installation and maintenance services that meet your unique needs.

    Ready to transform your home with our innovative underfloor heating solutions? Contact us today via our contact page or visit our about page to learn more about our company and services.

    Experience the future of home heating with Giles Heating Ltd.—your trusted partner in creating warm, comfortable, and energy-efficient homes!

    For additional information on our services, such as radiator installations or boiler upgrades, visit our locations page to find a team near you.

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