Wednesday, December 7

What is the maximum temperature for underfloor heating? 

With many more people choosing to install underfloor heating in their properties this year, there are a few common questions that often get asked. One of the most common questions is regarding underfloor heating temperatures and the maximum they can be heated to. Below you will find a brief guide to getting the most out of your underfloor heating and what temperatures it can successfully run to.

Maximum underfloor heating temperature

The maximum underfloor heating temperature is 40 degrees. At this temperature, underfloor heating will not catch fire if it has been correctly installed by a professional. Professional installation and proper adherence to the safety manual are essential when using underfloor heating on a regular basis. You should also ensure good air flow and that your wiring is completely up to date. This will all play a part in keeping your underfloor heating running to an excellent temperature all year round, whilst remaining safe to use.

How long does underfloor heating take to warm up?

Underfloor heating warm-up time depends on which underfloor heating you have opted for and whether proper installation has been completed. If all is working as it should, and your underfloor heating system is regularly checked and maintained then you should see your underfloor heating system warm up in around 2-3 hours. This time can vary depending on the size of your house and the areas where underfloor heating has been installed. You should certainly ask your underfloor heating suppliers and fitting team if this is an area of concern for you.

Is underfloor heating a good choice in winter?

Underfloor heating can be used at all times of the year. Using underfloor heating in winter can be a comforting and cosy heating solution for your entire home, or certain key areas. You should expect underfloor heating to be switched to its highest temperatures during the cold winter months, this is due to its long warm-up time and the length of time it takes for heat to properly transfer around your home. However, when the weather outside is cold and frosty, there is nothing better than coming home to toasty warm flooring to keep your feet warm. Many people find that they get the most use out of their underfloor heating during the autumn and winter months. During the coming few years, with the cost of living rising, it is important to keep an eye on your heating costs to ensure that you can properly budget your finances.

Leaving your underfloor heating constantly switched on

Many people ask whether it is advisable to leave your underfloor heating continuously switched on. The answer to this is yes, leaving your underfloor heating running is usually a good way to ensure that you gain the maximum warmth and heat transfer throughout your home. You must follow the safety guidelines in your manual to ensure that regular checks are performed. Many people find that leaving their underfloor heating switched on during winter helps to avoid the long wait for heat-up times, which can be dreaded when the weather outside is bitterly cold.