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  • Refurbish/Develop

    2 Bed Flat - Panel vs Underfloor Heating

    Hello,

    My 2-bed flat (3rd floor, single let) only has electric supply. I have been speaking to contractors about updating the existing panel heaters but I'm looking for an economical solution for the tenants. A builder suggested underfloor heating as, apparently, they're cheaper to run in comparison and not all that expensive to install these days.

    Has anyone done this to future proof their rental property and have thoughts on the pros and cons?

    Many thanks.

    Adelle

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    I have an 170 sqm apartment in the process of being converted in a 200yr old mill... think brick walls with no cavity and huge windows and 3m ceilings mean I'm expecting it to be expensive to heat especially with no gas!

    Been researching far infrared panels and they seem to be the answer to my needs and possibly yours.

    Heres some reading for you https://www.herschel-infrared.co.uk/heaters-reviews/cheapest-heaters-to-run/


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    Hi, All electric heaters are the same, they take electricity and turn it into heat the air around them, this doesnt matter whether its convector, oil, or ceramic type panel. The law of physics states that you only get out what you put in,,no more no less. Despite what the sales man says. If you can insulate the property stop any draughs, thermal board the walls,double glaze the wondows etc this will help enormously. Look for an instant heater that has a thermostat and timer. The electric supplier may do a cheaper tariff if you only have one type of heating.

    Hope this helps

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    'The law of physics states that you only get out what you put in,,no more no less.'

    BUT SOME ARE MORE EFFICIENT/ EFFECTIVE THAN OTHERS AT ACHIEVING COMFORT LEVELS.

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    Hi

    I run an electrical contractors  and my advise is avoid underfloor heating! It's expensive to install correctly, very fragile, impossible to repair, and quite inefficient.

    For basic rental properties my rad of choice is Dimplex Q Rad range, decent efficiency, not too unsightly and very reliable. If you want any more advise give me a shout!

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