TM Hughes & Son install, service and repair Underfloor Heating in Rayleigh.
We are Gas Safe Registered Underfloor Heating specialists with over three decades of experience in this field.
If you want an Underfloor Heating system fitted in your home or if you need work done to an existing system, you have come to the right place.
We offer free no-obligation surveys and quotes to the residents of Rayleigh for new Underfloor Heating Installations.
If you require servicing or repairs, get in touch today for a quote. We have engineers available for emergencies also.
Underfloor Heating Installation
Our engineers fit both Wet and Electric Underfloor Heating systems. Both have pros and cons, and both are suited to different properties, spaces and situations.
Wet System Underfloor Heating
- Wet System Underfloor Heating uses hot water drawn from your Boiler.
- A manifold’s connected to the Boiler, which serves the hot water pipes.
- The hot water pipes run under the floor throughout the whole heated space.
- The temperature is controlled by a thermostat set to your preferred temperature.
- Some Underfloor Heating systems control the temperature on a room by room basis.
- A wet system is compatible with all types of flooring, carpet, tiles, wood etc.
- Underfloor heating pipes are used in conjunction with insulation, most commonly screed.
- Other types of insulation include insulation boards, Celotex special tiles and aluminium plates.
- The insulation stops heat from escaping and is warmed by the pipes providing long-lasting heat from underfoot.
- Pipes are generally set on top of solid floors or between the floating floors’ joists.
- Whatever property or floor you have, there’s a Wet underfloor heating solution.
- Wet Underfloor Heating systems are more economical to run than electric systems, consuming less energy.
- Wet systems are more expensive to install than Electric Underfloor Heating systems.
- Wet systems are cheaper running and more environmentally friendly than conventional gas-powered central heating systems with radiators.
Electric Underfloor Heating Systems
- Electric Underfloor Heating systems use electric coils to produce heat.
- The coils run under the floor around each room.
- The coils are available loose or preset on insulated mats.
- Electric Underfloor Heating mats are rolled out. Some are set in the screed.
- Electric Underfloor Heating works with most types of flooring
- The preset mats are best for larger areas.
- Electric coils are better for smaller spaces and odd-shaped rooms.
- Once the coils are in place, they are connected to the electrical system.
- A thermostat controls the temperature level.
- Electric systems are cheaper to install than wet Underfloor Heating Systems.
- Electric systems cost more to run than wet Underfloor Heating Systems.
Choosing Between A Wet & Electric Underfloor Heating System
Most households have a Boiler powered central heating system, so they have the choice of a wet or electric system.
If you don’t have a Boiler, you will only be able to install an electric underfloor heating system in your property.
If you want to heat a large or multiple rooms in your home, then a wet system is better. Although they are more expensive to install, they are cheaper to run.
A Wet System will also last over three decades (maybe longer) and will only require minimal maintenance during this period.
Wet Underfloor Heating systems are cheaper to run than standard radiator central heating systems. Throughout the wet systems life, you will save lots of energy and money.
If you have a limited budget or only want to add Underfloor Heating to a small area of your home, such as the bathroom, then an electric Underfloor Heating system may be the preferred option.
Underfloor Heating can be fitted in any home of any age and size. In addition, there are various wet and electric options to suit everyone’s situation. Both types work well in bathrooms.
If you’re unsure, one of our engineers can undertake a free survey to determine the best system for your home and write you a free no-obligation quote.
Installations are carefully planned and executed to ensure as little disruption as possible. Once your Underfloor Heating system is up and running, it will give you years of efficient, trouble-free service.
Underfloor Heating Servicing
Underfloor Heating should be checked annually to ensure no loose fittings, and everything’s working as it should.
A convenient time to undertake checks/servicing is the same time as your annual Boiler service.
Underfloor Heating Servicing includes
- Checking of manifold
- Checking of connections and tightening if required
- Replacement of faulty seals and washers
- Testing of motorised valve
- Testing of pump
- Thermal imaging of floor to check for cold spots
Power Flushing Underfloor
Power Flushing Underfloor Heating systems every 5-6 years is highly recommended.
Power Flushing removes all debris that builds up in the pipes ensuring efficient running and full heat across the floor.
Power Flushing is also suitable for your Boiler, radiators, and other central heating components.
Underfloor Heating Repair
If you’re experiencing issues with your Underfloor Heating system, we can help you.
Our engineers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no call out charges.
All the working parts such as the pump, valves, manifold, thermostat are located above ground so easily accessed, tested and replaced.
If you have issues under the floor, such as cold spots (common on older systems), we quickly locate them using a thermal imaging camera.
Coldspots are usually caused by airlocks which we can remove swiftly.
If no airlocks are present, we will check your pump. If the pump’s faulty, we can quickly install a new one in its place.
Damaged leaking pipes are rare with Underfloor Heating systems. However, in the unlikely event, you have one. We will locate the leak with thermal imaging, access the pipe, repair it and refill the floor.
Please get in touch if you need Underfloor Heating installed, serviced or repaired.
Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Gas Services
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