As the summer slowly approaches its end, many homeowners are taking the opportunity to get their homes ready for the winter. Although on the whole British winters are becoming milder, last winter was notorious for the number of citizens (mostly pensioners) who died as a consequence of the extreme temperatures, the 50 per cent increase in fuel prices, and the government’s recently implemented austerity measures.
Given the increasing costs of gas and electricity, homeowners are turning to more economical and fuel-efficient heating solutions. Due to this reason, underfloor heating is becoming more popular among householders and business owners alike.
A brief history
Contrary to popular belief, underfloor heating is by no means a recent invention. In fact, its invention can be traced back to the prehistoric era. Communities who had to live in extreme winter weather conditions, like the inhabitants of modern day Alaska and Northern Asia, used to run smoke through underfloor cavities. The…