Installation and Operation: These Costs Are Incurred For Underfloor Heating
The following fact about floor heating is relatively unknown: the installation of this type of heating makes the building insurance more expensive, since this increases the property value as well as the risk of a major water damage. However, the surcharge is normally limited, the energy savings are much higher. In order to determine whether your floor heating is financially worthwhile in your case, however, there are some other aspects to consider.
The floor heating scores with low operating costs
Underfloor heating, as the name suggests, uses the floor as an effective heating surface. The result is not only a particularly comfortable room climate, but this type of heating also saves a lot of energy. This was recognized by the ancient Romans, who liked to fill their floors with cavities, to fill them with hot smoke: In ancient times, well-to-do citizens could look forward to warm feet and rooms.
The flow temperature of a floor heating is a lot lower than that of the usual heating elements: the water used must not be so hot in the meantime, so a considerable energy saving is already achieved. In addition, you can set the room temperature two or three degrees lower, because the pleasant radiant heat of your floor matches the difference lcoker. This way, you save not only running costs, but you also protect the environment!
Further costs and eco-components in connection with alternative energy
Another ecological benefit is that you can connect your underfloor heating to an alternative energy source, which is often not the case with a normal heating system. The low flow temperatures fit very well to a heat pump or to solar cells, which in turn cause them hardly any costs during operation. This is the second time that the circle of ecological and price advantages is closed.
In conjunction with a heat pump, the underfloor heating system even gets hotter on hot summer even in the air conditioning system, and at such a low cost that regular air-conditioning systems are completely knocked out of the race. Above all, in the attic, which is often heated up disproportionately by the sun, such a system can be of great use.
Facts on the table: Which cost factors determine the price?
With all the facts mentioned, it is hardly surprising that an increasing number of home owners opt for a floor heating system. Builders are almost 50% optimizing their new buildings with this comfortable heating system, but more and more old buildings also benefit from the advantages of an integrated floor heating system.