The state-of-the-art training centre, named The Energy Academy, was officially opened on December 8 and is housed in a specially converted former warehouse at Swale Heating’s headquarters in Sittingbourne, Kent.
We know that new technologies can be daunting, especially those that require taking up your flooring, but with all the facts you can now make changes to your home that could save money and provide greater all round comfort. Once installed, there are almost no maintenance costs for the UFH system, allowing you to capitalise on the potential 15-30% savings you could make by saving wasted energy. In addition to this, it is especially versatile as it can go underneath stone, laminate, hardwood, linoleum and carpet below 1.5 tog. UFH adds to the value of your property, having a positive impact on your Energy Performance Certificate Rating, and shows how much you have cared for your home.
Whilst in recent years, zone based thermostats and temperature based radiator valves have been introduced, an underfloor heating system can be adjusted by room, heating only where is necessary. This essentially saves wasted energy and money by prioritising where is cold. Underfloor heating gives you greater space in bathrooms and other areas that can become cramped. Whilst occasionally flooring may need to be raised for the installation (primarily with water based UFH), underfloor heating is flat and spreads out across a room, hiding from view. In addition, underfloor heating is child and animal friendly as it eradicates sharp corners and hot surfaces that could be harmful to babies or pets.