Comparison between Electric Underfloor Heating and Water Underfloor Heating

The electric underfloor heating only requires electricity in terms of heat source. There is a thermostat in each room, so the users just need to turn on the one in the room where they stay, thus effectively saving energy. The electric underfloor heating is a good choice for self-build houses or villa without central heating. This is because the water heating system involves boilers and the heat source in winter is coal, which will cause users much inconvenience. Currently, the lifespan of boilers is just from three to five years, which results in higher replacement costs. In addition, the water heating system must be turned on in winter even there is no one at home, so as to avoid freezing. What’s more, water underfloor heating requires maintenance every year and cleaning every two to three years, and the water segregators usually installed inside the cabinets will make maintenance more difficult. However, the thermostats of electrical underfloor heating are mounted on the wall, which are very easy to replace after long term use. With easier use, higher efficiency, lower operating cost, less maintenance and longer service life of over 50 years, electric underfloor heating is obviously far superior to water underfloor heating.