Everyone asks the reasonable question – how much will I pay for heating? What are the costs?
One of the main tasks of heating is to compensate the heat losses of your home. The better insulation it has the lower will be heat losses and related – less costs to heat it.
The main advantage of the hot floors is that the heat spreads from the bottom to the top. This allows us to lower the total cost by reducing the comfortable temperature. For example if you feel yourself comfortable and you set your heating thermostat at 24 degree, with a hot floor you’ll feel the same way at 20-21 degree. According to the Institute of Heating Problems (Germany), increasing the temperature in a room by 1 degree increases the expenses by 5-7%. Therefore, by lowering the comfort temperature by 3-4 degrees, you can reduce the total heating costs by 15-20%.
We cannot say how much you will pay for electricity. We do not have such data. We can tell you what electrical power you need to install to provide room heating. We usually consider no less than 100W per square meter of the total area of the room. I.e. for a room of 20sq.m. you need to provide 2 kW of installed heating power.
We sell and install infrared film with two types of power 160W / m2. and 220W / m2. The choice is based on the type of flooring, the free space – not occupied by the furniture, the type of the room and othe parameters.
For example: two identical flats, but in different buildings, show a difference in the electricity bill up to 2 times.
In the same building, two identical flats under the same conditions make the same bills for underfloor heating and a modern inverter air conditioner.
The main advantages of floor heating are:
1. Lower heating costs on equal terms with other heating systems.
2. Incredible comfort
3. It does not need service
4. There is no noise
5. There are no air currents
6. Does not occupy space in the room
7. Fast and clean installation (no breakdown)
8. Possibility of sectional heating
9. Can become a part of the “smart home” system
10. Precise floor temperature control.