Installing underfloor heating in your Kitchen
Installing underfloor heating in kitchens is very popular and always delivers fantastic comfort. Underfloor heating works so well with floor finishes that are associated with kitchens such as tiles, concrete and LVT. If you are installing a new kitchen, then Underfloor heating allows you to design and furnish with freedom.
When it comes to Underfloor heating there are two main types to choose from: water-based systems and electric. The main downside to electricity is the cost to run, these systems are very energy hungry.
Warm water-based systems are far more efficient to run, often costing over 60% less to run and Wunda’s Rapid Response® system warms a room as fast as radiators. If you’re thinking about underfloor heating for your Kitchen then please get in touch for a free, no obligation quotes.
How much does underfloor heating cost to install in a Kitchen?
People often imagine underfloor heating is a very difficult and disruptive process making it very expensive. However, this couldn’t be further for the truth! 80-90% of your systems could be installed as a DIY project. However, if you were to get professional installers in for the whole job, 50m2 could be laid over a 2 day period.
All Wunda’s water based underfloor heating systems are designed to suit your needs. So, if you have any fixed furniture in your kitchen that you don’t want heat under, this is taken into account when designing your pipe layout plans and system estimate.
If you have an open plan kitchen living / dining area, the design team can take this into account so that whoever is cooking in the kitchen area can have the heating off, while those in the living area can have the heating on.
Underfloor heating energy efficiency
Underfloor heating uses low (35-45 degree) water temperatures, making it a very eco-friendly system. It is the perfect partner for heat pumps as their optimum efficiency is producing water under 50 degrees.
Underfloor heating systems will cost users around 25% less than radiators to run on average and 60% less than electric floor heating systems. When installing a Wunda Rapid Response® system which uses smart controls and zoning the savings can be up to 50%.