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Electric Underfloor Heating Installation2021-01-25T20:29:07+00:00

Electric Underfloor Heating Installation in Shrewsbury & Shropshire

Electric underfloor heating is a great way to heat your home. It feels great to walk on and it heats evenly throughout a room. It’s no wonder Shrewsbury and Shropshire homes are opting for electric underfloor heating installation over traditional heating systems.

While wet (gas) underfloor heating is quite costly, electric underfloor heating is a lower cost alternative. That’s not to say one is any better than the other, infact electric underfloor heating if anything is better value in the long run because of the lower running costs.

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What’s not to like about

underfloor electric heating?

Here are six reasons why electric underfloor heating is a great way to heat your home:

1. Electric underfloor heating distributes heat evenly throughout the room, removing old spots.

2. Electric underfloor heating is more energy efficient than conventional heating methods.

3. Additional comfort and benefits of electric underfloor heating with warmth under your feet whenever you want it.

4. You don’t need to leave electric underfloor heating on for long periods for it to keep you warm.

5. When installed correctly, electric underfloor heating requires zero maintenance.

6. Because the heat source is under the floor there is no need for radiators which have previously taken up crucial wall space.

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What are the benefits of

electric underfloor heating?

Easy to fit

Electric underfloor heating installation isn’t rocket science, and a competent DIY homeowner can do most of the work themselves. However when it comes to the wiring, you’ll need to speak with a registered electrician.

Energy Efficient

Electric underfloor heating is controlled by a thermostat and because it’s installed directly under the floor you need less energy to heat up your room to the same temperature as you would with a gas boiler and radiators.

No Boiler Required

Even the most efficient boilers are costing £000s are not as efficient as underfloor heating systems, which means they cost less and the whole room will feel toasty warm.

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Underfloor heating not working?

Things to check

The biggest issue about electric underfloor heating is the cost of installation in older buildings. In new builds this isn’t so much of a problem because the way they’re designed.

Another consideration before you go ahead and arrange electric underfloor heating to be installed in your house is that it takes a long time to warm up. Correctly setting a thermostat is critical for those cold nights. Also in smaller rooms you might not have enough space to sufficiently heat the room up, so you may have to use radiators as well.

The final consideration is what furniture you have. Big boxy items won’t allow the heat to rise and you’ll end up with a cold room and an expensive electricity bill.

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Shropshire Electrical Services offer a wide range of support for our domestic and commercial clients in Shrewsbury and Shropshire:

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Customer testimonials

The team carried out various electrical works at our property all to high standard. We will be definitely using Shrewsbury Electricians again.

David Mitchell

Shrewsbury Electricians carried out a test and inspection at my rental property, they arrived on time and were very friendly. I received the certificate the following day.

Chad Wallace

Very pleased with the job. All completed to a high standard. Professional workmen, both reliable and friendly. I would highly recommend Shrewsbury Electricians.

Perry Gregg

Choosing the right electrician to lay your electric underfloor heating

We’re a busy contractor working throughout Shropshire on rare occasions we’re unable to accept a contract. We’re then often asked if we can recommend a trustworthy electrician to install underfloor heating. By following our guidelines below, we’ll ensure you have no problem with finding someone suitable.

Choosing an electrician to fit underfloor heating checklist

Key things to consider

  • – Public Liability (minimum £2 million)
  • – Professional indemnity (minimum £2 million)
  • – Registered electrician, approved by the Government Part P scheme
  • – Qualified to BS 7671:2008 – 17th Edition
  • – Ask for a written quote including full details of work

  • – Request a reference

  • – Check the quote validity period and if the price includes VAT

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why isn’t my electric underfloor heating working?2020-10-04T19:46:34+00:00

Here are three of the most common reasons why your electric underfloor heating isn’t working:

Thermostat Issues
Is there a display showing on your thermostat? If you can’t see anything, then check your consumer unit hasn’t tripped an RCD, if the RCD is in the on position check the power supply going to the thermostat.

If the display is working, check the error code against the manual. Is there no error code? Try resetting the thermostat clock. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call an electrician.

Temperature Sensor Problems
If the temperature sensor has failed, you’ll notice that the thermostats temperature display looks abnormal. It’s a fairly simple job to replace a temperature sensor.

Damaged Cable

Accidents happen. If you’ve a damaged cable, it’s a fairly easy job to replace the damaged cable yourself, but an experienced electrician can do this for you quickly.

Is electric underfloor heating more expensive to run than radiators?2020-10-05T20:04:02+00:00

Don’t be put off by the initial costs of underfloor heating. Over time underfloor heating reduces running costs because it gives out the same amount of heat as radiators but at a lower temperature. Over a period of years, underfloor heating can work out cheaper than a conventional heating system.

Is electric underfloor heating efficient?2020-10-03T12:01:09+00:00

After the initial outlay, an electric underfloor heating system is more efficient than running just a conventional heating system because heat is more evenly distributed throughout a room.

Does electrical underfloor heating need servicing?2020-10-03T11:57:02+00:00

Just like any electrical equipment it’s always a good idea to keep on top of maintenance, that includes electric underfloor heating. We suggest an annual check before the winter months when the cold bites.

Electricians Shrewsbury – What to Expect

Qualified

BS 7671:2018 – 18th Edition

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Transparent

All documentation available online

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Insured

£2 million public liability

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