Recommended Products

  • 12V 1040mm x 524mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7540 100W
    Image of 230V 1040mm x 524mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7540 100W
    Regular price
    £123.71
    Sale price
    £123.71
    Regular price
    £238.37
    Unit price
    per 
    Sold out
  • 12V 1550mm x 524mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7550 150W
    Image of 230V 1550mm x 524mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7550 150W
    Regular price
    £190.65
    Sale price
    £190.65
    Regular price
    £367.64
    Unit price
    per 
    Sold out
  • 12V 274mm x 150mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7505 7W
    Image of 230V 274mm x 150mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror  7505 7W
    Regular price
    £41.18
    Sale price
    £41.18
    Regular price
    £83.43
    Unit price
    per 
    Sold out
  • 12V 274mm x 265mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7510 15W
    Image of 230V 274mm x 265mm Demista Heated Bathroom Mirror 7510 15W
    Regular price
    £44.83
    Sale price
    £44.83
    Regular price
    £96.70
    Unit price
    per 
    Sold out

Your Cart

Estimated timescale to despatch underfloor heating is 1 working day, for other products it's 3-5 working days

Should Underfloor Heating be Switched Off for the Summer?

General Benefits of Electric Underfloor Heating Installations

Electric underfloor heating systems offer a host of advantages that make them an increasingly popular choice for modern homes. These systems are highly efficient and energy-saving, as they operate by spreading heat evenly across the floor. This ensures warmth rises uniformly throughout the room, requiring less energy compared to traditional radiators. Consequently, this method leads to lower energy consumption and reduced utility bills.

Another significant benefit is the elimination of bulky radiators, which provides more usable space within a room. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also contributes to better hygiene. Radiators can collect dust and become breeding grounds for bacteria, whereas underfloor heating systems minimise such risks. Additionally, underfloor heating discourages the proliferation of dust mites, which is particularly beneficial for those with respiratory issues or allergies. The consistent warmth and lack of moisture accumulation create an environment that is less conducive to these allergens.

Modern electric underfloor heating installations come equipped with advanced smart control systems. These allow you to regulate the temperature precisely and conveniently from anywhere with an internet connection. Whether you're at home or away, you can ensure your heating is optimised for comfort and efficiency.

Benefits of Turning Off Your System Over Summer

As the warmer months approach, it is advisable to turn off your electric underfloor heating system. Turning off the heating system during the summer significantly reduces energy usage, which in turn lowers your energy bills. There's no need to heat your home when the ambient temperature is already comfortable. Additionally, keeping the system off prevents any unnecessary increase in room temperature, which can make your home uncomfortably warm during summer. By not adding extra heat to your home, you avoid the need for additional cooling via fans or air conditioning, thus saving on those costs as well. Switching off the system can also prolong the life of your thermostat, particularly the relay within it, which can wear out faster with constant use.

How to Turn Off an Electric Underfloor Heating Installation

Turning off your electric underfloor heating system is a straightforward process. Begin by switching off the thermostat that controls your underfloor heating system, on all of our models there is either a touch button or a slider switch along the side. Next, ensure that the power is switched off from the fused spur unit which is normally (but not always) located near the heating system or the Residual Current Device (RCD) which is located in your Consumer Unit (fuse box). By switching off the power in this way the system will be completely shut down and will ensure no power is being used.

Possible Cooling Down Period

For those with in-screed heating systems, a cooling down period may be necessary. In the case of thick slabs, the cooling process can take up to 24 hours. High thermal density materials such as concrete and thick stone will naturally take the longest to cool down due to their heat retention properties.

Switching Back On After Summer

When autumn arrives and it’s time to switch your system back on, rest assured that electric underfloor heating installations are typically unaffected by a summer switch-off. If your thermostat has a battery backup and it’s still functioning, it will retain the original programmed settings. However, if the battery has failed, especially in older thermostats, you may need to reprogram the settings. If you encounter any issues or have concerns about the reactivation process, it’s advisable to consult with us or your electrician. Professional advice ensures that your system is safely and correctly reinstated.

So in summary, electric underfloor heating systems provide numerous benefits, from improved energy efficiency to enhanced home hygiene and health. Proper seasonal maintenance, such as turning off the system in summer, not only maximises these benefits but also extends the longevity of your heating system. By following the simple steps outlined, you can enjoy a comfortable and cost-effective home all year round.