Can the Combination of Underfloor Heating and Heat Pumps Boost the Value of your Home?
It’s widely accepted that the installation of central heating can boost the value of your home, to the tune of 5.4% on average!
However, the precise type of heating system that you use can also drive further financial gains, with the combination of underfloor heating and heat pumps (which can draw air from either the air or the ground) having a significant impact on the efficiency of your home and its resale value in the current market.
But why is this the case, and what are the precise benefits of pairing these components within a single heating system? Let’s find out!
How Can Underfloor Heating and Heat Pumps Boost your Home’s Value?
Even by themselves, these components are considered to be highly desirable by home-owners, thanks largely to the levels of energy efficiency that they provide and their potential to reduce operating costs.
In the case of underfloor heating, it’s well-known that the large surface area means that you can set your thermostat at a relatively modest temperature and still heat a room effectively. At the same time, underfloor heating produces radiant heat, which warms objects and people rather than the air surrounding them.
This creates a scenario where people warm up quicker and for longer, and overall this type of heating system is thought to use 15-40% less energy than traditional radiators.
Heat pumps also offer considerable value to home-owners and potential buyers, with both air and ground source installations considered to be amongst the most energy-efficient heat sources.
In a well-insulated home, every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity used to power a heat pump provides an estimated 3kWh of free ‘thermal’ energy.
As a result, a heat pump’s efficiency can reach up to 400%, compared to the typical boiler’s efficiency of 92%. Air source heat pumps are also considerably cheaper to install, helping you to optimise this efficiency savings and retain even more of your hard-earned cash.
Why Else Should you Consider Underfloor Heating and Heat Pumps?
Clearly, combining underfloor heating and heat pumps in a single system can offer huge financial benefits to home-owners, while also increasing the value of homes in the contemporary marketplace.
These components offer additional benefits too, by contributing to a reliable and low-maintenance heating system that minimises long-term repair costs. This is particularly true in the case of underfloor heating, as efficient installations should provide a consistent source of heat for years without any need for expensive revisions or maintenance.
The installation of underfloor heating is also surprisingly neat and undisruptive, whilst you can even retain your existing floor in some instances. In the case of heat pumps, these are often installed outside of the property and will cause minimum disruption to the interior of your home.
Ultimately, it’s little wonder that we’ve seen a significantly higher demand for underfloor heating and heat pumps in the Newcastle area and throughout the UK, both amongst and domestic customers.
We’d expect this trend to continue in the near-term too, as property owners continue to seek out energy efficient heating systems that are cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly.