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TWO TYPES OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING TO MAKE YOUR PETS SWOON

TWO TYPES OF UNDERFLOOR HEATING TO MAKE YOUR PETS SWOON

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There are two main systems for heating underneath flooring - hydronic and electric. In the hydronic heating system, heated water is pumped from a boiler through a network of tubing. In the electric system, an electric current is applied to a flexible heating element.

HYDRONIC SYSTEMS

Hydronic systems work wonderfully well in cold climates where homeowners like to enjoy consistent, comfortable, year round heat. Once your home has reached the desired temperature, minimal energy is required to maintain it. It is a costly and complicated system to install but cost effective to run.

LONG COOL DOWN TIME

The problem with hydronic underfloor heating in Pasadena, and why local flooring contractors rarely have cause to install it is that it takes a long time to cool down. In Pasadena, even in winter it can be very warm in the middle of the day. Pasadena homeowners need a heating system that is quickly responsive to the flick of a switch.

ELECTRIC SYSTEMS

These are easy for flooring contractors to install and frequently come in mat or sheet form, where the electrical coils are already attached to a mesh backing that is laid on the sub floor. Many of these sheets have adhesive strips to hold them in place during installation.

If the space where you would like to install underfloor heating is an odd shape, your Pasadena flooring contractor may suggest loose wire installation that is easily customizable. Your flooring contractor can advise you on the most suitable system for your particular space.

FOIL HEATING MATS

If you want to put heating under carpets, you can use a foil heating mat that is specifically designed for use without thinset or adhesive. The electrical wires on all these systems are very thin so they won’t raise the floor level when installed.

If you are doing a flooring renovation, it is well worth investigating underfloor heating with your Pasadena flooring contractor. You can put the heating on a programmable timer so the floor is warm and comfortable at the times you want it and it is energy efficient.

There is nothing like a warm floor in the bathroom. If you install underfloor heating anywhere, it will become your pet’s favorite resting place.