Whether you are thinking of selling your home soon or not, you want to make changes that add value.
Property is a long-term investment thus, you need to think how changes and adaptations will perform in the longer term.
And that is why turning your attention to underfloor heating and the value it can add to your property is a great idea.
Fads come and come. Trends stay with us for a short time. The avocado green bathroom suite that was chic in the 1970s is now everyone’s idea of their worst nightmare.
But there are some aspects of home renovation that don’t change. In our current climate, the issue of creating homes that are as energy efficient as possible will not change at any point in the future.
As technologies expand and evolve, the ways in which we insulate and heat our homes will also continue to expand, evolve and improve.
Underfloor heating walks hand-in-hand with improved levels of insulation in a home and, with annual savings on your heating bill that can be significant, underfloor heating will add value to your property in many ways.
Buyers buy into a lifestyle. Watch any property buying, selling or renovation programme on TV and they will tell vendors time and time again that buyers fall in love with the lifestyle that the property offers them.
For many, that means more than a hint of luxury but with a heavy dose of practicality too. Your property needs to be in the right location, at the right price and offer the right setting.
Underfloor heating is a luxurious form of heating. Warm floors are always pleasant underfoot. Thus, buyers will always have a warm home but – and this is the important fact – with a heating bill that is a lot lower, leaving them with more money in their pocket.
For some buyers, underfloor heating can seem like a heating system that answers a fad and has little in the way of longevity.
This is not the case but, to ease potential buyer’s minds as to the quality of the wet underfloor heating kits used , having the system designed and installed by a professional company makes sense.
Likewise, using quality branded products, such as WRAS approved piping, also helps to instil confidence that underfloor heating is reliable and defect-free.
Underfloor heating is best used with hard floor coverings that conduct heat well as this leads to an increased efficiency throughout the heating system.
Underfloor heating is radiated meaning it heats objects and not the air. And with hard floors being easier to clean, it means less dust and dust mites swirling about in the air that you breathe.
For potential buyers, this is very much a plus to a home so pointing out that underfloor heating is healthier is essential.
We have talked about energy efficiency and although that is a commonly-used phrase, buyers need to understand exactly what this means to them.
Essentially, it means more money in their pocket, a plus in anyone’s books. The heat runs at a lower temperature and with a smart thermostat – another great investment – the temperature of the system can be controlled no matter what time of day or night it is, or whether you are home or not.
This means never returning to a cold, chilly home or a large heating bill on the doormat.
Combined with upgraded insulation measures, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating for your home will be lower than other properties for sale in the same price bracket. And this makes your property more desirable.
Whether you live in a palatial balance or a small bedsit, there is always a need to maximise the space in any room.
Underfloor heating is hidden away, there are no large radiators cramping wall space and that means more freedom to have furniture where you want it.
Overall, underfloor heating makes a property far more desirable. And it is desirability that you want to increase about your property.
There are many ways to do this – a modern bathroom with fantastic furnishings, a neutral décor throughout finished to a high standard along with a neat and tidy garden and driveway are just a few examples.
But many buyers need to be able to picture themselves living there. And this means creating the lifestyle that they covet and matching them to it. Underfloor heating is part of a lifestyle that equals luxury, with practicality, warmth and low bills.
Underfloor Heating Trade Supplies
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