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    Anyone have underfloor heating?

    Hey all, my friend has just had underfloor heating installed in his house. We have been trawling around the internet trying to find some usage instructions.

    Anyway, because it takes so long to heat up, what is the best way to have some heat in the colder nights?

    Is it best to leave it on all the time low? or will that make it too hot and use too much gas? Or do you just have to wait until it gets hot!

    Rep waiting!

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    "what is the best way to have some heat in the colder nights?"

    Do you really need to ask?

    Original Poster

    DragonChris;5886504

    "what is the best way to have some heat in the colder nights?"Do you … "what is the best way to have some heat in the colder nights?"Do you really need to ask?



    lol, what if the person is single?

    got it in my kitchen (slate tiles) bloody freezing in winter

    put it on a timer -

    we have homeserve electric - bit like economy 7 only comes on 3 times / 24hrs

    wouldnt be without it - far better than radiator

    was thinking of putting in bathroom but water / elec - mmmmmmm - o/h says no!!

    We have electric underfloor heating, which has a thermostat so you can set it to stay at a constant temperature. We do find that the heat from the floor is a different kind that you get from central heating, but after one winter living with it, we would not be without.

    We were advised that because it takes so long to heat the natural stone tiles we have (Travertine) it is more econonical to keep it on all the time at a low temperature so that the floor is never quite cold.

    Not got experience with gas, but I would guess it would be more economical than electric. If, like me, your friend has gone for a natural stone tile, I think it might be wise to keep it on at a very low temperature, because we have found that if the weather turns cold suddenly, it takes minutes to warm up if you turn up the heat, against the hour + it takes from completely cold.

    Hope that helps.

    aircanman;5886507

    lol, what if the person is single?



    Surely they've got arms?:thumbsup:

    holly100;5886509

    got it in my kitchen (slate tiles) bloody freezing in winterput it on a … got it in my kitchen (slate tiles) bloody freezing in winterput it on a timer - we have homeserve electric - bit like economy 7 only comes on 3 times / 24hrs wouldnt be without it - far better than radiator was thinking of putting in bathroom but water / elec - mmmmmmm - o/h says no!!




    Have electric in both kitchen and bathroom - perfectly safe as they have cutouts for earth leakage etc.

    To OP - sounds like system runs off gas boiler with water circulating in pipes in the floor? If so, then these definitely are better left on more than off - can use timer if you want. As a rough guide, 'gas' powered can be 50% cheaper to run than electricity but are harder and more costly to install in the first place. Depending on your setup, they also mean that the CH has to stay on as well.

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    Foxy102;5886570

    Surely they've got arms?:thumbsup:



    fell off in a freak mathsdebating accident. :oops:

    we've got underfloor heating in our bathroom & i don't think the previous owners installed it properly as it has hot patches right by our 2 sinks!! it doesn't heat up the room as we have a high ceiling in our bathroom but it's warm to stand on when we get out the bath. i think we will eventually get a towel radiator in there :whistling:
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