Radiators vs Underfloor Heating

The decision between underfloor heating and standard radiators needs to be carefully considered when it comes to properly and efficiently heating your house. Owen Gibb & Sons Ltd is here to help you through the comparative process. Every system has a unique set of benefits and factors to take into account and we'll be happy to guide you through this.

Radiators vs Underfloor Heating

underfloor heating vs radiators

Heat effectiveness 

For many years, traditional radiators have been a mainstay in British houses due to their dependable warmth and well-known appearance. A convection current that heats the entire room is produced by radiators heating the air around them. Although they work well to keep the room cosy, they may cause the air to distribute heat unevenly, with warmer air near the ceiling and colder air near the floor.

Conversely, underfloor heating provides a more even distribution of warmth. A pleasant and constant temperature is created throughout the space by heating the floor completely. This causes the heat to increase uniformly. By doing away with the bulky radiators in your living area, this radiant heat system gives it a clean, airy appearance.

Our heating engineers in West Lothian, East Lothian, Edinburgh, and Fife can advise you on the best heating system for your home. 

Space & aesthetics 

Despite their usefulness, radiators can be large and restrict where furniture can be placed. They eat up precious wall space, limiting your options for interior design and making it difficult to pull off a seamless effect.

Because underfloor heating is hidden beneath the floor, interior designers have many possibilities. Since radiators don't have to tell you where to put furniture, you may be creative and adaptable when setting up your living areas to create a clean, modern aesthetic.

Installation & maintenance

Radiator installation is a well-established procedure, and upkeep is usually simple. Nevertheless, there's always the chance of corrosion over time, and bleeding may be required on occasion to free trapped air.

Underfloor heating installation calls for accuracy and qualified knowledge. There may be higher initial costs, but the advantages include less maintenance and fewer chances of malfunction. Long-term cost savings are also facilitated by the increased energy efficiency of modern systems.

Gas engineers in Edinburgh, The Lothians, and Fife

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the discussion between underfloor heating and radiators. The decision ultimately comes down to your preference and the particular requirements of your house. 

Owen Gibb & Sons Ltd is committed to offering excellent installation, maintenance, and professional advice catered to your specific needs. Get in touch with us today by using our contact form or calling us on 0131 441 7999.