Why You Should Replace A Radiator With Underfloor Heating

A small bathroom is very difficult to manage in terms of storage. One of the issues is heating. Very few bathrooms have underfloor heating. Most homes have a radiator installed on one of the walls and that means that that wall is of not much use. You cannot install a cabinet on that wall to make use of some extra storage. Another problem with having a radiator in the bathroom is that warm air rises. The floor will always be cold. The air up until the level of the radiator will be cold as well. To make things worse, the air is warm mostly around the radiator area. Heat is not distributed evenly which makes radiators inefficient. Comparing radiators to underfloor heating, we see that underfloor heating is much more efficient. Because underfloor heating consists of hot water pipes spread across the entire floor, heat is more evenly distributed. The warm air will travel upwards, warming up the entire bathroom. It also keeps the floor warm during the winter and that is one commodity that everyone should enjoy. Lastly, underfloor heating helps reduce moisture in the bathroom. Water vapors will condensate into the water across the entire floor. If the floor is heated, the condensation will no longer occur and the air in the bathroom will be maintained dry. As moisture is reduced, the development of bacteria is also reduced. There are many more benefits to installing underfloor heating in the bathroom besides the above-mentioned points. The problem is that it can be expensive to install as it requires the floor tiles to be removed and it implies a lot of man-hours. Once installed, the heated floor does have the potential to save money on the energy bill since it is much more energy-efficient than a radiator. The savings may not be significant but the benefits certainly make it a worthwhile investment to replace a radiator with underfloor heating in a small bathroom.