Repairing Your London Based Underfloor Heating System
The Underfloor Heating Company London prides itself on being a premier specialist in all you underfloor heating needs. More and more families in the London area, as well as commercial properties, are choosing underfloor heating as a means to heat their home or business. Not only is it more cost-effective than traditional heating, it is also better for the air quality in your home and much less intrusive than a radiator. Underfloor heating means you can arrange your furniture in any way you please, and your home or business will be warmed from the ground up. You will notice fewer cold spots and a more evenly heated area. Whether you choose wet or electric underfloor heating, this type of heating system is efficient and quite reliable. However, problems with your system may occur from time to time and repairs will need to be made.
Understanding Your Heating System
When dealing with underfloor heating repairs, you should know what type of system you have. Many families have wet, or hydroponic, underfloor heating systems. This means that a series of pipes are laid under the floor. These pipes are connected to the boiler, allowing warm water to circulate evenly under the floor. Wet underfloor heating can be installed under several different types of flooring, but how quickly your floor heats up will depend on the type of flooring you have.
Electric, or dry, underfloor heating requires electric wires to be laid under or within the floor. Electric underfloor heating is much lower profile than wet heating systems since it doesn’t add much height to the floor. Electric heating systems work in both small, oddly shaped areas using loose-fitting, flexible wiring, or in large areas using electric cable systems and heating mats. Electric underfloor systems don’t require a gas connection and may be a bit more costly that gas-heated water systems, but they are much cheaper than oil or LPG heated homes.
Both underfloor heating systems are economical and efficient, but it’s not unheard for problems to arise.
No Need To Worry!
When you have an underfloor heating system installed, a precautionary measure you can take is to simply run the system for about half an hour each month during the summer. When the weather is warm, it’s easy to forget to maintain your underfloor heating system, but remembering to run it every once in awhile will reduce the risk of circulating pumps and valves sticking. However, if a problem with your underfloor heating system occurs, there are a few things your can look for before resorting to calling a repairman.
Be reassured that more often than not, the problem is not under your floor and can often be fixed without damage to your flooring. Some of the problems that may occur include wiring issues, air locked pipes, worn out pumps, or perhaps unevenly heated zones. The first thing to check is your thermostat. The possibility exists that the settings may have been upset, perhaps by a power outage, and your thermostat may need to be adjusted to above an ambient temperature or reset to factory settings. The same thing applies to any timers or programmers you may use for your underfloor heating system.
If you notice a problem with your underfloor heating system, you might also check the fuses and make sure everything is working properly. You can also check the hot water supply to be sure that hot water from the boiler is available for your wet underfloor heating system. However, if you have checked these things, but are still noticing a problem, the experts at The Underfloor Heating Company London can carry out repairs in a timely manner with little disruption to your home or business.
Calling In The Experts
When it’s time to call in one of our specialists, many homeowners worry that their floors will need to be torn up to fix the problem. Be reassured, however, that this is not the case. Underfloor heating repairmen use various types of equipment, including thermal imaging equipment, to pinpoint the exact spot where the problem is occurring. Once the problem is identified, the specialist will only need to work in that particular spot to make repairs. He may need to replace the floor sensor or repair a break in the underfloor heating mat cable. No matter the repair, customers can be assured that the experts at The Underfloor Heating Company guarantee quality, quick, and professional service, and any repair to the flooring in the home or business will be minimal. We are experts in the servicing and repairs of most types of underfloor heating systems, so make contact today to see how we can help you!