Underfloor heating costs

Once the underfloor heating has been planned and configured, another important aspect of the calculation is on the agenda. After you can already save a lot of energy with this form of heating and use the heat efficiently, the cost factor should be perfectly calculated even when purchasing and compared favorably with a comparison of different offers. Of course, the actual cost depends on how many square meters of floor heating should be provided and laid out. Furthermore, the choice of materials for insulation and Bodenebnung, and the other work equipment plays a major role. The client can save money anywhere if he only looks around comprehensively and does not choose the first offer without making targeted comparisons with other underfloor heating systems.

Energy efficient and yet low costs

In order to save money and decide on the best price for underfloor heating, the following factors should be clarified in advance:

  • What type of underfloor heating is chosen (electric or hot water)?
  • Is it an old building or new building in which the underfloor heating is laid?
  • Resulting from the previous point: how much must the soil be insulated?
  • How many square meters are heated?
  • Which visible flooring will cover the underfloor heating later?

All these aspects are decisive in the purchase price in euros, as they decide significantly on the amount of heat conductors, as well as the materials for preparation and actual laying work. So that after laying costs are still saved, the cost also depends on the visible surface, which leads to different heat dissipation ability to have to lay more or less heating cables or heating pipes. In the case of electric underfloor heating, specialists state that they do not have to expect more than 38 euros for the installation per square meter. In this price, the screed to fill in the gaps, but also the insulation is included in the price. The costs are below the price for a conventional heating, but also below the price for underfloor heating with hot water, which is stated at 45 euros per square meter. Who chooses a good heat-emitting visible surface will save not only with the installation, but also with the operation of the underfloor heating and achieve advantages. If you install the underfloor heating yourself, you can reduce the costs by up to 10 euros per m² with your own contribution.

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When purchasing for underfloor heating you should not waive offers from renowned manufacturers. On the one hand convinces here a lasting quality and long guarantee, which promises the manufacturer with the building and lasting use. On the other hand, underfloor heating is very energy efficient and makes use of the physical law of rising heat. It is thus not only possible to save on acquisition, but also in the operating phase and ensure that costs for energy are permanently and consistently reduced. With a comparison of high quality offers, the best price can be found quickly. The insulation can also be saved without sacrificing high heat retention based on the professionally chosen materials. The situation is different for the screed, which was poured in liquid form over the heating pipes or pipes, was expensive, but more efficient and prevents air pockets, which would reduce the heat transfer through the visible surface. The visible surface can be chosen favorably, but with high heat dissipation properties. An optimal floor covering for an underlying heating can be stone, wood or carpet. The carpet is indeed the cheapest, but not the most advantageous floor for efficient heat dissipation.

Ongoing costs and expert maintenance

With full 24-hour operation all year round, underfloor heating per square meter would consume around 600 kWh per year. However, as the heating is generally not used 24 hours a day, and in the summer months hardly used at all, experts quote power consumption per m² with an average of 300 kWh. This is much cheaper than a conventional heater, as it gives the heat rather punctually, but not evenly distributed over the entire room. An annual maintenance is necessary, deficits are revealed and the maximum functionality is obtained. Problems with the even distribution of heat can be detected so early and corrected by a specialist. If you do not wait for the heating system, you may be surprised by high costs, if there is a defect. Maintenance is very cheap and can be realized professionally in a short time frame. Due to the much better distributed heat in the room, the underfloor heating can lower energy costs and achieve a pleasant warmth, which is distributed perfectly in the room and not only in the immediate vicinity of a radiator ensures a pleasant temperature.

Pros and cons for underfloor heating

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Underfloor heating costs: underfloor heating

When building a new house, it is relatively easy to apply and install underfloor heating directly on the freshly poured floor. In the old building preparatory work is necessary, which not only higher costs, but also bring an enormous amount of work. Nevertheless, the installation is worthwhile because the underfloor heating can save much more energy than would be the case with a conventional heating system. With the correctly selected visible floor covering, there is no counterargument to the underfloor heating in addition to the workload and the time in which a room can not be used due to the drying time of the screed. However, if you choose a very thick carpet or less heat-permeable surface, you will not feel the positive effect of underfloor heating and consume high electricity costs, because the heater has to provide more power than a suitable floor.

With underfloor heating you can heat for a low price, as well as save on installation costs. Many jobs can be realized without expert assistance and the work materials are cheap to buy. The pleasant atmosphere in the room will be convincing, since cold feet are a thing of the past and a uniform warmth spreads, which is very advantageous compared to a point-mounted heating and increases well-being. When laying on the right materials, professional workmanship and choosing the right distance between the heating elements in combination with the visible surface, underfloor heating can be the first choice. Whether the consumer decides to use water or electricity does not make any significant difference in the cost of energy consumption. The underfloor heating with electricity is preferred because it is particularly efficient in heat dissipation and is not supplied with water.

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