This Blog presented as a guest post by Keisha Joss
How Underfloor Heating Can Increase Property Value
If you are like many homeowners, you enjoy making improvements to your home from time to time. While you no doubt enjoy the added benefit that improvements provide to you, you may also enjoy increasing the value of your home through your improvement projects. One of the most innovative improvements that homeowners are considering today is adding underfloor heating to their space. This is a subfloor heating unit that is installed underneath the tile, stone or other flooring surface in your home. Depending on the size of your home, the type of underfloor heating system that is installed and how effectively your home is weather sealed, this type of heating system can be used as a sole heating system or in conjunction with an HVAC or other type of heater.
How Does Underfloor Heating Work?
An underfloor heating system features a system of heating coils that are placed underneath your decorative flooring surface. The coils are heated with a programmable feature or with a simple adjustable temperature control. The flooring may be placed throughout your entire home, or you can choose to install it in a key location. For instance, some people enjoy placing an underfloor heater near the vanities in a bathroom or throughout the kitchen and breakfast area of their home. It radiates heat upward, warming the title or stone floor as well as the surrounding air. With this heating system, you will not have to contend with cold toes as you walk across your floor on chilly days.
How It Affects the Value of Your Home
Underfloor heating is a luxurious upgrade to add to your home. It most commonly is found in high-end homes, but it is starting to become prominent in more affordable homes across the country. It is a selling point for your home because it can reduce your home’s energy bills and is an eco-friendly way to heat your home. Further, it promotes improved air quality in your home because it does not force air throughout your home to stir up pet dander, dust and more. Furthermore, it can help you to attract buyers to your home because it is a talking point that fascinates people. After all, why would you buy a home that would give you cold feet all winter long when you can buy a home with heated floors?
If you have been looking for ideas for your next home improvement project, consider how underfloor heating can improve your comfort inside your home and boost your property value too.