Electric Underfloor Heating: How Does it Work?

Underfloor heating is a great, modern, alternative to effectively heating up floors and keeping rooms warm.

There are two types of underfloor heating:

This page is to here to help you understand how the electric underfloor heating system works and if it's right for your situation. If you would like to learn more about wet underfloor heating or the pros and cons of both systems then you can find them in our education centre.

There are a few different factors to take in when deciding which underfloor heating system is right for your home, functionality and price are just two of them.

To help you make an educated decision we have included all of the relevant and important information that you will need to be fully clued up on what electric underfloor heating is.

How does electric underfloor heating work?

An electric underfloor heating system works by running a number of electric wires beneath the floor of a room, these are connected up to your electric mains supply and this produces radiant floor heat.

When the system is turned on a current will pass through the wires to generate heat that will pass through the floor and evenly heat the surrounding area. The system is also connected to a sensor that sends information directly to a thermostat which allows you to have full control over the temperature in a room.

Electric underfloor heating is a popular choice among many homeowners as it due to various options of installation and materials, it can be placed in small or awkward locations.

How much does electric underfloor heating cost?

There are various prices for electric underfloor heating as it depends on a lot on the type of floor heating system you wish to have, for example, roll-out underfloor heating mats start from £180 for a kit with 10 square metres.

However, you will also need to consider the price of installation which can include all of the following:

Typically speaking an electric underfloor heating system will cost less to install in an existing room as it requires less space and is a lot less hassle to install when compared to a wet underfloor heating system. However, an electric underfloor heating system will typically cost you more to run than a wet system.

We also offer underfloor heating spares at great prices.